ENID, Okla. — For the 4th consecutive year, Emmanuel Christian School has received recognition for student performance in the Accelerated Reading program, according to a news release.

“The students worked very hard to achieve this goal,” ECS headmaster Steve Glazier said, adding students read more than 65 million words during the school year.

Accelerated Reading is a part of the Renaissance National Honor Roll software program, which tests students on reading comprehension. When students finish a book, Accelerated Reading quizzes them on the content they just read.

Emmanuel Christian was given “Honor Roll” status, which less than 1 percent of Oklahoma schools earn, according to a news release.

“To achieve Honor Roll status, 80 percent of the entire school must average 85 percent or higher on reading comprehension quizzes,” the release said.

“Emmanuel Christian School does a wonderful job of fostering a love for reading in our students’ hearts,” librarian Lindsay Ash said. “It is our prayer at ECS that this love of reading will translate to our students becoming great thinkers and communicators.”

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Willetts is education reporter for the Enid News & Eagle. He can be reached at mwilletts@enidnews.com.

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