Timeless Teachings in a Changing World
The CognitiveGenesis study, a project undertaken by La Sierra University and the North American Division Office of Education, set out to answer several questions including
How well are students doing academically in the Adventist school system?
How does academic performance in Adventist schools compare to academic performance in public schools and other private schools
The study included 51,706 students from Adventist elementary schools and academies in the United States. Academic achievement was assessed by standardized testing using Iowa Tests of Basic Skills4 (elementary grades) and Iowa Tests of Educational Development5 (high school). Student ability was assessed with the Cognitive Abilities Test.
Results show that Students in all grades, in Adventist schools of all sizes, outperformed the national average in all subjects.