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Florida county sees improved SAT-10 reading scores

FRIDAY, JUNE 03, 2011 11:56 AM

School officials in Lee County, Florida, recently released their spring 2011 test results from the Stanford Achievement Test (SAT-10) for their kindergarten through second-grade students, Wink News Now reports. Faculty said they were happy with the scores, particularly those in reading, as they continue to improve for all three grade levels.

In the 2006-2007 school year, about 81 percent of kindergarten students met grade-level standards in reading. The most recent results show that this number has jumped by 10 percentage points. Students in first-grade had similar results, as their testing scores increased by 9 percent since the 2006-2007 academic year. Children in the second grade saw a 9 percent improvement in this time frame, the news outlet reports.

Lawrence Tihen, interim superintendent of schools, said he is satisfied with the scores.

"The programs and resources we've put into place are showing results, and we're prepared to keep improving in the years to come," he told the news provider.

According to Pearson, the SAT-10 is designed to help educators see the academic strengths and weaknesses of their students. This data can then be used to meet the criteria of the No Child Left Behind Act as well as state and national standards.