The reward party after the test gives students something else to look forward to, Brose said.
“Our attendance has never been better, I think, since we started doing these prizes,” Brose said.
The two bicycles awarded Friday were donated by the Mt. Vernon Elks Lodge. The rest of the prizes were provided by school administration at Primary.
Brose credited Primary Center Principal Shannon Marler with creating an encouraging environment for students to take the ISATs.
During the testing, students also receive drinks, snacks and other treats.
“She really supports us a lot,” Brose said of Marler.