Northshore students basic skills continue to improve
Overall test scores for the Northshore School District's 4th and 8th graders continue to climb. Northshore's 4th grade overall score of 71 is 21 percent above the national average of 50. With an overall score of 69, Northshore's 8th grade students exceeded the national average by 19 percent.
"Our commitment to quality education is reflected in the increased scores of our students," said Dr. Karen Forys, superintendent. "Our teachers are working very hard, focusing on the basics and raising standards in student achievement. They should be commended for the clear success of their efforts."
The Comprehensive Test of Basic Skills (CTBS) is administered to 4th and 8th grade students in Washington state each October.
The average scores shown for Northshore students represent percentile rankings, as measured against all 4th and 8th graders in the nation who took the CTBS.
The average national percentile is 50, with 50% of the nation scoring above that mark and 50% below.