Millikan High School was recently identified as a "high-performing" school in the Pacesetter Program's National Performance Assessment, an innovative and advanced program sponsored by The College Board. Millikan students who took the assessment last spring exceeded the national average for the more than 50,000 students who took the tests. The Pacesetter National Performance Assessment requires student mastery of complex and in-depth subject matter. In a congratulatory letter, The College Board expressed its belief that the superior achievement of Millikan students was the result of professional development, curriculum and assessment, which taken together are essential for student success. "Your teachers' professional expertise is directly responsible for your students' achievements," said Dr. R. Stephen Green, The College Board's Executive Director of School-Level Services. Nationally, 38 percent of students who took the Pacesetter English Assessment met or exceeded the domain standard, 41 percent of students who took the Pacesetter Spanish Assessment met or exceeded the domain standard and 7 percent of students who took the Pacesetter Math Assessment met or exceeded the overall Pacesetter standard.