Published: Jun 02, 2011 9:46 PM EDT
Updated: Jun 02, 2011 9:47 PM EDT

LEE COUNTY, Fla -Results of the spring 2011 administration of the Stanford Achievement Test (SAT-10) in kindergarten, first and second grades show reading achievement among Lee County elementary school students continues to improve in all three grad levels.

In kindergarten, 91% of students met grade-level standards in reading (up from 89% in 2009-10).  In first grade, 88% met grade-level standards (up from 87% in 2009-10) and 84% of second-graders (up from 82% in 2009-10) met grade-level standards.

“Once again we see improved student achievement across the Board,” said Dr. Lawrence Tihen, Interim Superintendent of Schools. “The programs and resources we’ve put in place are showing results, and we’re prepared to keep improving in the years to come.”

The SAT-10 Test, administered each spring, is a “nationally normed” test designed to assess skills essential to early reading. It focuses on sounds and letters, word reading and sentence reading as well as vocabulary and reading comprehension skills. The District utilizes SAT-10 results to monitor student progress and to predict performance on the statewide Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) which begins in third grade.

District officials believe that efforts in recent years to intensify reading for early elementary students contributed to these positive results. Individual student reports will be sent home to parents in the next couple of days.

 

SAT-10 Results

Standard Curriculum Students Meeting/Exceeding Standards

 

 

Reading

 

2006-07

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

Kindergarten

81%

84%

88%

89%

91%

Grade 1

79%

79%

86%

87%

88%

Grade 2

76%

76%

82%

82%

84%