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Tuesday, July 08, 2008

TOP STORY > >Test results from SAT-10 above norm

By RICK KRON
Leader staff writer

Recently released results of this yearís SAT-10 test given to every third- through eighth-grader in the state in April show that Cabot students are well above the state average, and fourth-graders at Magness Creek and sixth-graders at Cabotís Academic School of Excellence are among the top in the nation.

The test, which this year was ingrained into the Benchmark exams, compares Arkansas students to students across the nation, while the Benchmark compares how well a student does in relationship to what the state is teaching at that grade level.

On the SAT-10, students were scored in mathematics, reading comprehension, comprehensive language and science (grades 5 and 7 only). Overall, students did best in math and worst in language.

If a student had a national percentile ranking of 75 that meant that he scored better than 75 percent of the students, in that grade level across the country, while 25 percent scored better than that student.

At Magness Creek Elementary, the average national percentile ranking (NPR) for fourth-graders in math was 85 and 81 in reading, putting them in the top fifth of the nationís fourth-graders.

Sixth-graders at the Academic School of Excellence did even better with a 96 NPR in math, meaning just 4 percent of the sixth- graders across the nation did better. ACEsixth-graders also had an 81 in reading.

CABOT

At Eastside Elementary, third-graders averaged a 71 NPR in math, 57 in reading and 48 in language. Fourth-graders had a 74 in math, 72 in reading and 38 in language.

Central Elementary third-graders had a 74 NPR in math, 63 in reading and 55 in language. Fourth-graders had a 67 in math, 72 in reading and 33 in language.

Westside third-graders fell in the middle with a 55 NPR in math, 46 in reading and 33 in language. Fourth-graders jumped up to a 71 in math, 69 in reading and 47 in language.

Southside third-graders had a 60 NPR in math, 59 in reading and 42 in language. Fourth- graders had a 77 NPR in math, 76 in reading and 48 in language.

Northside third graders had a 65 NPR in math, 48 in reading and 37 in language. Fourth- graders scored 75 in math, 67 in reading and 45 in math.

West Central third-graders had 52 NPR in math, 46 in reading and 32 in language. Fourth- graders had 67 in math, 66 in reading and 32 in language.

Magness Creek third-graders had a 75 NPR in math, 65 in reading and 55 in language. Fourth-graders scored an 85 in math, 81 in reading and 61 in language.

Stagecoach third-graders had a 72 NPR in math, 62 in reading and 54 in language. Fourth-graders had 74 in math, 71 in reading and 39 in language.

Fifth-graders at Cabot Middle School South had a 68 NPR in math, 66 in reading, 48 in language and 66 in science. Sixth- graders had a 75 in math, 56 in reading and 57 in language.

Cabot Middle School North fifth graders had a 64 NPR in math, 68 in reading, 47 in language, 69 in science. Sixth graders had a 70 NPR in math, 56 in reading and 57 in language.

Seventh-graders at Cabot Junior High South had a 68 NPR in math, 63 in reading, 53 in language and 63 in science. Eighth- graders had 76 in math, 63 in reading and 54 in language.

Seventh-graders at Cabot Junior High North had a 66 NPR in math, 60 in reading, 50 in language and 63 in science. Eighth graders had 74 in math, 62 in reading and 47 in language.

LONOKE

Lonokeís third-graders had a 59 NPR in math, 50 in reading and 39 in language, while the fourth-graders averaged 70 in math, 67 in reading and 33 in language.

Fifth-graders had a 59 NPR in math, 65 in reading, 47 in language and 52 in science. Sixth- graders averaged 63 in math, 43 in reading and 36 in language.

Seventh-graders had a 63 NPR in math, 55 in reading, 44 in language and 58 in science, while eighth-graders had 66 in math, 50 in reading and 39 in language.

ENGLAND

Englandís third-graders had a 47 NPR in math, 43 in reading and a 29 in language, while the fourth-graders had 63 in math, 58 in reading and 23 in language.

Fifth graders averaged a 57 NPR in math, 56 in reading, 39 in language and 41 in science.

Sixth-graders scored a 53 NPR in math, 35 in reading and 37 in language, while seventh graders had 56 in math, 40 in reading, 36 in language and 46 in science. Eight-graders had 54 in math, 34 in reading and 28 in language.

CARLISLE

Third-graders averaged a 63 NPR in math, 55 in reading and 40 in language. Fourth-graders had 78 in math, 77 in reading and 52 in language, while fifth-graders scored 65 in math, 62 in reading, 50 in language and 69 in science.

Sixth-graders had a 72 NPR in math, 50 in reading and 52 in language, while seventh-graders had 58 in math, 60 in reading, 55 in language and 52 in science. Eighth-graders had 62 in math, 57 in reading and 41 in language.

STATE AVERAGES

Statewide, third graders had a 56 NPR in math, 48 in reading and 34 in language, while fourth graders had 65 in math, 64 in reading and 33 in language.

Fifth-graders averaged a 61 NPR in math, 56 in reading, 41 in language and 52 in science, while sixth graders had 64 in math, 46 in reading and 44 in language.

Seventh-graders, across the state, averaged 56 in math, 53 in reading, 45 in language and 54 in science, while eighth-graders scored a 64 in math, 53 in reading and 41 in language.

Editorís note: Pulaski County Special School District, Beebe and Searcy SAT-10 scores will appear in the weekend edition of The Leader.