Beginning 2018-2019, Trinity Christian Academy will be administering the ACT’s Aspire test to students in grades 3-5. Our Upper School students in grades 6-10 have been using this assessment since the 2016-2017 school year. This assessment is a valuable college preparatory tool that promotes higher-order thinking and processing. ACT Aspire maps learner progress from grades three through high school on a vertical scale, anchored to the scoring system of the ACT.
- Aspire is a computer-based for grades 6-10 and pencil/paper test for grades 3-5. It is a longitudinal college and career readiness assessment that tracks student growth and is built upon the same rigorous foundation as the ACT test.
- In addition to measuring achievement, Aspire serves as an indicator of college readiness and is excellent preparation for the ACT.
- Like the ACT, Aspire tests in the academic areas of Mathematics, Science, Reading, and English.
Students in Kindergarten through 2nd grade will continue to be assessed through the Terra Nova 3 test. Terra Nova 3 is a respected and widely used achievement test that measures mastery in the core subject areas.
TerraNova, Third Edition, for reading, language, math, science, and social studies, features a carefully researched test blueprint that reflects today’s challenging standards for content and performance. This standardized test is used to evaluate the overall effectiveness of our program and individual student achievement.