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Cross School students show improvement in the SAT-10
WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2011 16:57 PM

Schools across the country are answering the call to make sure that the nation's students are getting the quality of education that will help them succeed later in life. In order to demonstrate student achievement, the government has called on public schools to adhere to standardized tests, which can show how children match up to their peers in terms of cognitive abilities.

For example, Cross Schools in South Carolina recently announced that its students improved in their performance on the Stanford Achievement Test (SAT-10), according to Bluffton Today. The average student within the district performed either on the same level or better than 82 percent of students nationwide.

Last year, students were in the 80th percentile and the year before that students at Cross Schools were only in the 77th percentile.

"Obviously, with standardized testing, what you want to see is improvement," Shawn Young, Cross Schools' Headmistress, told the news provider.

Although the SAT-10 is used at scattered schools across the country, it is typically given to public school students in Alabama and Arkansas.