Students of Mount Carmel School recorded significant gains in the Stanford Achievement Test 10th Edition, or SAT-10, last school year 2011-2012, based on the results released yesterday.
SAT 10 is a norm reference test that measures the students' learning in all areas including the core content subjects of English, math, science, social studies, and reading. For the last school year, national percentile target is 50 percentile in complete battery test.
For the elementary level, tests are conducted in third, fifth, and sixth grades while eight graders are tested for middle school. For high school, SAT-10 is conducted in the 9th and 11th grades.
The result of the national standardized test at MCS showed improvement in all subjects across all grade levels and results showed that the average performance of all students was in the 60th percentile.
The national percentile ranks indicate the relative standing of a student in comparison with other students in the same grade in the norm reference group who took the test at a comparable time.
Based on the school's results for last year, students at Mount Carmel School scored, on average, better than 60 percent of the rest of the nation.
Performance on specific subject areas also showed marked improvement from the previous year. The average performance in math increased from the 55th percentile in 2011 to the 66th percentile in 2012, while the average performance in reading increased from the 42nd percentile in 2011 to the 53rd percentile in 2012.
The average in science increased from the 46th percentile in 2011 to the 56th percentile in 2012, while the average in social studies increased from the 46th percentile in 2011 to the 57th percentile in 2012.
School president Galvin Deleon Guerrero yesterday recognized the role of teachers and students in the improved performance.
“We applaud our dedicated teachers and motivated students for these great results. It shows that when we raise our standards and our expectations for student achievement, our kids will stand and deliver,” he said.