TERRA NOVA Each spring students at Eagle Ridge Christian School take the Terra Nova Achievement Test. Terra Nova is a standardized norm-referenced test that assesses students in grades K-12 in reading, math, language, science, social studies, and bible. The series of assessments generate precise norm-referenced achievement scores, a full complement of criterion-referenced objective mastery scores, and performance-level information. On line data gives teachers and administrators a myriad of tools to evaluate student achievement.
PSAT/NMSQT The PSAT/NMSQT is a standardized test administered by the College Board and cosponsored by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation in the United State. Juniors at Eagle Ridge take the test in October of each year. The score is used to determine eligibility and qualification for the National Merit Scholarship Program.
PSAT 8/9 The PSAT 8/9 is a new test from the College Board utilized for 8th and 9th grade students. The PSAT 8/9 establishes a baseline measurement of student’s college and career readiness as they enter high school. It also gives students a chance to preview the SAT, PSAT/NMSQT, and PSAT 10 and establishes their readiness for AP courses. ACT The ACT is a curriculum-and standards-based educational and career planning tool that assesses students’ academic readiness for college. The ACT consists of four multiple-choice tests: English, mathematics, reading, and science. The ACT with writing includes the four multiple-choice tests and a writing test. ACT scores are accepted by all 4-year colleges and universities in the United States. Students at Eagle Ridge are encouraged to take the ACT no later than the first semester of their junior year and then as often as necessary until they achieve the score desired. Students may take the test a maximum of 12 times before graduation. Eagle Ridge students are expected to achieve a score of 21 before graduating.