Silas Bartsch K-8 School students participated in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) test.
According to information from "Focus on NAEP" the test is designed to report results at the national and state level, as well as for selected urban districts, without requiring every student in every school to take the assessment.
This is accomplished by creating a sampling frame using the Common Core of Data (CCD) and the Private School Survey (PSS). NAEP is then administered to a sample of students from this frame who represent the student population of the nation as a whole.
The Bartsch students- Mya Garcia, Hanna Cox, Gustavo Sanchez and Aaron Quezad- were awarded certificates of community service for participating in the NAEP test. Each student who completed the test was recognized for having provided one and half hours of community service.
The data gathered from test results from both public and private schools across the country, is used to create the "Nation's Report Card."
Rodney Cisneros, principal at Silas Bartsch, said the test was given to 60 eighth graders at the school.
The eighth graders were randomly selected. The students took assessments in either science, math or reading. Some of the assessments were taken electronically and some were taken using paper and pencil.
Results from the test will be delivered this summer.