A hundred percent score in SAT

April 7th, 2009 - 11:12 pm ICT by GD  

An eleven-year old student from St Helen’s primary school has scored a perfect score in last year’s controversial SATS tests . Needless to say that this beat the national average hands down.

The main objective of the key Stage Two exams is to enable as many pupils as possible to pass Level Four. And of the St Helens class of 2008, only one school, Eccleston Lane Ends Primary in Albany Avenue, Eccleston, managed to get a perfect score.

According to the head teacher of the school, Carol Gowan , Eccleston Lane Ends possesses a consistently excellent reputation built on a strong partnership between pupils, parents, governors and the community. On this achievement, Gowan said, “We are very proud of our school and achieving such outstanding results is only part of the story for our school. We believe in excellence and enjoyment and our pupils really do enjoy and achieve”.

Bleak Hill primary, another school in Hamilton Road, posted almost near perfect results, with 99% of pupils achieving level four passes in English and Mathematics. To consider as a whole, 84 % of St Helens schools gained Level Four English compared with 81% nationally.

The SAT tests are now a matter of massive study as Princeton university professors, Thomas J. Espenshade, a professor of sociology, and Chang Young Chung, a statistical programmer, finds that dropping standardized test scores as a requirement in the admissions will lead to increased percentages of minority and socioeconomically disadvantaged students admitted into college.

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