STEM Skills Taught
Starting in the first year, Adventist education promotes teaching all subjects and integrating book learning and activities. When working on a project, the Adventist Education teaching model promotes utilizing skills from all subject areas to enhance problem-solving skills, thus showing a correlation between ability and achievement tests. With a fair degree of accuracy, the results of aptitude tests can be used to predict how well students will do on achievement tests. Researchers of the CognitiveGenesis Study compared the predictions against actual achievement scores, and found that students in Adventist schools consistently performed better academically than had been predicted. The latest average of testing showed that Adventist students performed 4.98% better than predicted on ability test scores which assessed verbal skills, comprehension, and problem-solving.
The picture on the left shows students in Kindergarten class at Boise Valley Adventist School learning about gravity by observing how the angle of a ramp changes the speed of the car. This fun activity introduces the students to STEM learning and makes it exciting. The picture on the right shows students using a tablet to learn math using an educational video game.