Officials at Micronesia's Department of Education have released preliminary data from a recent national assessment of sixth grade reading competency.
The rankings include many, but not all, of the public and independent schools serving students in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM).
FSM DOE explains:
The scores show, as a percentage, the level of student performance that is above the minimum level of competency expected at Grade 6.
The National Minimum Competency Tests are based on the National Curriculum. All the questions in the Grade 6 reading test are directly related to the standards and benchmarks that describe what students should know and be able to do by Grade 6.
The purpose of the publication of this ranking is to inform the public of the performance of public and private schools that are funded in whole or in part by public funds.
Scores can be downloaded from www.fsmed.fm where they are now posted under the "Recent Topics" section.
Habele is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of educational opportunities in the remote islands and atolls of Micronesia, an impoverished former American trust territory in the Central Pacific. Habele annually provides K-12 tuition scholarships to low-income students in the FSM.
UPDATE: Kevin Walsh at FSM ED tells us the results from Yap SDA School were not included in the initial release of scores. SDA Yap scored 72%, which places them at 3rd position nationally, and 1st place within Yap State.