Earlier this year, high school students across Iowa took the Iowa Tests of Educational Development and one Marion County school is now the proud owner of a traveling trophy as a result of a friendly competition.
As previously reported on KNIA/KRLS the principals at Twin Cedars and Melcher-Dallas schools challenged each other for top academic honors based on the ITED results. The tests measure the number of students who are proficient in the subjects of science, reading and math. Test scores came in this week and Melcher-Dallas High School is now the proud owner of the traveling trophy, but the results were about as close as they come. Twin Cedars Principal Dave Roby tells KNIA/KRLS news 63.6% of his students received proficient scores compared to Melcher-Dallas’s 64%.
Roby says he’s proud of his students and the competition was a win-win for both schools as the contest helped encourage the students to do their best. The competition will continue next year as Twin Cedars tries to see if they can win the trophy back.