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Kindergarteners score in the 98th percentile on SAT-10
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2010 18:36 PM

While standardized testing is a common practice in middle and high school, some standardized exams are given to students in early childhood education to determine how they match up against their peers.

St. James School, a small Catholic school in Illinois, announced that its kindergarteners scored in the top two percentile on the Stanford Early School Achievement Test (SESEAT), which is a section of the Stanford Achievement Test (SAT-10) reserved for young students, according to Trib Local.

The school has implemented the Innovative Reading program, which showed that during the first year of its inception, test scores jumped from the 83rd percentile to the 98th.

"Saint James has always been strong academically, but we are astounded by the results of this great new reading program," kindergarten teacher Mary Pohl told the news provider.

There are 13 levels of the SAT-10 that are divided into three groups - the SESEAT is reserved for children in kindergarten or the first half of first grade, the Stanford Achievement Test is for students in the second half of first grade through ninth and the Stanford Test of Academic Schools is specifically for high school students.