Standardized Testing

Academic excellence is a high priority at CCA. The school administers standardized achievement testing annually to evaluate its programs and reinforce educational decisions. Standardized testing aids teachers and administrators in improving instructional plans, keeps parents informed about children’s academic progress, and informs the community of the general progress being made by a school or school system. CCA’s Terra Nova test results have been consistently above national averages in all academic areas.

In addition to the Terra Nova standardized test, students take the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test in grades 1, 3, 5, and 7. This test provides additional insight about a child’s abstract thinking and reasoning ability. Results of this test help identify students that may be academically gifted.

CCA students also take the STAR reading assessment twice each year to monitor progress of language, foundational reading skills, and reading of informational text and literature. The test assesses skills in 46 areas in 11 domains. Teachers use test results to differentiate instruction designed to strengthen students overall reading ability.

Finally, middle school students take the Wheaton Global Student Assessment. This tool provides a measure of students’ spiritual growth. The data from this assessment helps faculty identify how to best equip students to personalize their relationship with Christ.