TESTING

Trinity Christian School measures student progress by using a variety of assessment tools in order to determine what students know and how they perform academically. These instruments also serve to provide objective measurements of student aptitude and achievement. Students in grades K-9th will undergo the Stanford 10 (SAT10) battery, as it has been the standard of excellence in nationally based achievement tests for over 80 years.

Results of these tests assist the school in evaluating our academic program, provide data for our ongoing school improvement plan, and allow us to evaluate our students progress over their career.

Below represents a sample of the 2011-2012 score results for our students, which highlights the Median Grade Equivalent for each grade. As a median, half the students in that grade scored above the level and half the students scored below that level.

A score of 10.3 under 7th-grade reading indicates a reading level for the seventh grade that was at the level of a tenth grader in their third month of school. PHS indicates Post High School.

During the sophomore year, students undergo the PLAN in preparation for ACT/SAT tests which are administered as a graduation requirement during their junior and senior years. In essence, each year that a student attends TCS, they are evaluated on their academic performance and these data points serve to assist the school in evaluating program and direction.

ACT Composite Scores for TCS Graduates


TCS

National

NH

2014-2015

25.3

21.0

24.3

2013-2014

25.4

21.0

24.2

2012-2013

23.5

20.9

23.8

2011-2012

21.7

21.1

23.8