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The excellent results and high achievements that our students attained on official American standardized tests proved that our KnK English Education Program is not only an effective and comprehensive option for preparing students for a North American education, but is also in itself a viable alternative to actually studying abroad.
4-1. Objective of Conducting an American Standard Achievement Test
We conducted the CAT Complete Plus Test on October 14, 2006 , and the Iowa Test on March 22 , 2008 in order to compare our students’ abilities with those of their American peers, and to ascertain our students’ strengths and areas of study needing improvement.  To our knowledge, these were likely the first times that such tests had been taken by regular Korean students outside of those enrolled full-time in international schools.
 
4-2. What is an American Standard Achievement Test?
The tests are for students from kindergarten through high school levels, and focus on essential scholastic abilities across a wide spectrum of academic subject matter.  The typical tests are CAT/6, Iowa Test, SAT/11 and so on.
At present, the CAT/6 (Terra Nova 2) is used as the State Standard Test in about 17 states in the U.S.A.  Its standard scores were calculated using data from over 250,000 students.
The Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) is a kind of Norm-Referenced Test carried out in the United States, and was developed by Iowa University as tests for students from kindergarten through Grade 8.  These tests have been conducted in Utah, Montana, and Washington State, as well as at many Asian international schools.
 
4-3. How were the tests conducted?
On October 14, 2006, 36 students from our school took the CAT/6 test.  This test was conducted under properly controlled conditions and strict management to ensure that results were not compromised. 
The tests started at 10 am and ended at 4pm (with a lunch break) and included Reading & Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Plus Tests.  On average, it took each student between 4 to 5 hours to complete the tests.

On March 22, 2008, 51 students from our school took the Iowa Test.  This test was also conducted under proper supervision, with qualified North American teachers proctoring all of the Reading Comprehension, Language Arts, Listening, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Plus tests.  These tests started at 10 am and ended between 4 and 5 pm (depending on grade level), with a break for lunch included in that time frame.
 
4-4. Graphs of the Results in Reading & Language Sections
4-5. Graphs of the Results in Science & Social Studies Sections
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