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
Kindergarten through grade eight (8) undergo the Iowa Assessments (previously the Iowa Test of
Basic Skills), as it has been a standard of excellence in nationally based achievement tests for
over 80 years.


TCS students consistently receive scores that rank in the 70th percentile on these achievement
tests. The 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 careers.


Part of the graduation requirement for Trinity’s secondary students is the completion of either the
ACT or the SAT college admissions tests during their junior and senior years. The composite
scores for Trinity in comparison with the National and State composite scores for the ACT
(which is taken by a majority of TCS students) are listed below.


In essence, each year that students attend 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

Year
TCS Composite
National Composite
State Composite
2017-18
25.5
20.8
25.1
2016-17
23.9
21.0
25.5
2015-16
25.3
20.8
24.5
2014-15
25.3
21.0
24.3
2013-14
25.4
21.0
24.2
2012-13
23.5
20.9
23.8
2011-12
21.7
21.1
23.8
2010-11
20
21.1
23.7
2009-10
23.47
21
23.7
2008-09
22.71
21.1
23.5