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Skiatook Public Schools utilizes Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) assessments to determine the academic growth of students in Reading and Mathematics. The NWEA Growth Assessment is a computer adaptive test created by NWEA that kids take two to three times per school year. The results provide teachers with information to help them deliver appropriate content for each student and determine each student’s academic growth over time. NWEA is a national test that is normed with over 10 million student results. The test is given to students Kindergarten through 9th grade at Skiatook Schools. The test is given multiple times a year in order to ensure adequate academic growth for each student in both reading and math. Spring 2017 NWEA Reading test data reveals that Skiatook students in eight out of nine grade levels scored above the national mean level. Spring 2017 NWEA Math testing data reveals that Skiatook students in six out of nine grade levels scored above the national mean level.

The American College Test (ACT) ascertains college readiness for graduating seniors. The ACT is a curriculum-based achievement test that measures the skills taught in schools and deemed important for success in first-year college courses. The graduating class of 2017 was the first class in which all members completed the ACT. Skiatook High School graduates scored higher than the Oklahoma state average in all four subject tests of English, Math, Reading, and Science.

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Lindsey is the managing editor for the Skiatook Journal. She holds an M.A in English from the University of Central Oklahoma. Prior to the start of her news career in 2011, Renuard was a professor of English at the University of Central Oklahoma.