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Everest Academy students Score in the top 15 %
on the Stanford 10 Achievement Test.
About the Stanford 10 Achievement Test
The Stanford 10 Achievement Test is a top-rated nationally standardized test for K-12.
This specific standardized test provide an indication of how much knowledge a student has accumulated at a given point in his or her schooling in relation to other children of the same age in schools across the state and the nation. The Stanford 10 Achievement Test is a top-rated nationally standardized test for K-12.
One of the main advantages of standardized testing is that it is able to provide assessments that are psychometrically valid and reliable, as well as results that are generalized and replicable. Another advantage is aggregation. A well-designed standardized test provides an assessment of an individual's mastery of a domain of knowledge or skill which at some level of aggregation will provide useful information.
In determining of the proper achievement test for Everest Academy, tests were reviewed to find the best assessment tool that would provide the information that is important for our educators to be better informed about providing the appropriate level of challenge and support for our students. The Stanford 10 correlated best overall with the NCE Curriculum and was found to be the most challenging.
Purpose and Strength of the Stanford Achievement Test
- The Stanford 10 has maintained a reputable standard of excellence in achievement testing for over 80 years
- The Stanford Achievement Test is one of the leading standardized achievement tests utilized by school districts in the United States for assessing children from kindergarten through high school
- It is used to measure academic knowledge of elementary and secondary school students
- The test is available in 13 levels that roughly correspond to the year in school
- Each level of the test is broken into subtests or strands covering various subjects such as reading comprehension, mathematical problem solving, and science
- The Stanford is the more difficult of the tests mentioned within and holds higher merit
- The Stanford tests a wider scope of knowledge
- It provides the valid and reliable tool needed for objective measurement of achievement
- We rely on the Stanford 10 to guide our faculty’s teaching and student learning toward high academic standards
- Administrators obtain reliable data to evaluate progress and in meeting the NCE curriculum, national and state standards, as the content matches State Standards
- It is both criterion and norm referenced
- Our schools can assess our student’s year-to-year development of learning
- It allows our schools to determine our students academic strengths and weaknesses
- It allows our schools to determine the effectiveness of the NCE curriculum, teaching methods, emphasis, and the strengths and weaknesses as a school
- It is the most compatible test with the NCE curriculum