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Lucknow, March 27: In a matter of pride for the city of Lucknow, four of its students have scored in the 100th percentile in Science, getting the top rank globally, in the International Benchmark Test (IBT) organized by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). Aryan Agarwal (Class III), Tashvi Singh (Class III), Parnika Shukla (Class VIII) and Ayush Arora (Class IX) are all students of City Montessori School (CMS), Aliganj Campus I and have added their names to the illustrious list of students securing in the 100th percentile from all over the world. Around 50,000 students from India took part in this international level competition. The skills assessed in the Science subject in IBT included observing and measuring, interpreting data, inferring, predicting, drawing conclusions, reasoning and problem-solving. Congratulating the students for their success, CMS Founder, Dr Jagdish Gandhi said that this is a moment of pride not only for CMS but for all the people of Lucknow.
Chief Public Relations Officer of CMS, Mr Hari Om Sharma informed that the International Benchmark Test (IBT) is an internationally administered programme of assessments to compare student performance globally. The IBT tests are skill-based and they do not follow any single national curriculum allowing students from all countries to be compared fairly. Mr Sharma informed that CMS is constantly engaged in enhancing students’ self-confidence and developing their overall personality by encouraging them to participate in various competitions. It is due to these efforts that CMS students keep bringing laurels to the school at national as well as international levels.