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Learning program helps students achieve high SAT-10 scores
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 03, 2011 05:49 AM

The Pacific Daily News reported that the results of the Stanford Achievement Test (SAT-10) have been released for schools in the U.S. territory of Guam.

According to the Pearson Education website, the SAT-10 provides educators with a chance to see what their students have learned in the areas of reading, language, spelling, listening, mathematics, science and social studies.

Based on students’ test results, schools that used a specific curriculum program also achieved the highest scores, the news source reported. The territory's Agana Heights Elementary School first started using a specific learning program in 2000 to help improve students' reading, and then applied it to language and math in 2008.

As a result, students who were exposed to the program at Agana and were in the first, third, fourth and fifth grades all scored in the top five schools for all SAT-10 subjects, the news outlet stated. Additionally, pupils in the second grade placed in the top 10.

The learning program focuses on interactive learning, according to the news source. When program students come across a word they are unfamiliar with, they are encouraged to break the word apart, analyze the context in which it is being used and take other approaches to figuring out the meaning of the word.