The Value Genesis study was designed to show how well students are doing in the Adventist school system and how their academic achievement compares to the achievement of students in other school systems. Standardized Iowa achievement tests were given each year to gather this data. Findings were as follows:
Students in all grades, in Adventist schools of all sizes, outperformed the national average in all subjects.
Students in Adventist schools had higher-than-expected academic achievement based on an assessment of individual ability.
Students who transferred to Adventist schools saw a significant improvement in their test scores. Also, the longer students stayed in the Adventist school system, the more they gained in achievement and ability.