As a private school, Faith is exempt from taking the WI state standardized tests. However, each fall students in grades 3-8 take the Terra Nova Standardized Tests published by McGraw-Hill. Standardized testing results help teachers and parents to better understand a child’s academic ability and current classroom performance. They also help the faculty of Faith to evaluate and assess current curriculum and methods of teaching. Faith recognizes that standardized testing is not a “magical” assessment tool; rather, it is simply another means of assessment and needs to be considered in relation to a child’s daily work, teacher observations, progress reports, and parental observations. Terra Nova Tests seek to provide an indicator of student performance in reading, language, math, science, and social studies compared to other children of the same age and grade across the United States. Individual results are made available to parents and placed in each student’s permanent academic file.
Click here for the 2013 Terra Nova Standardized Testing Scores for Faith Lutheran School.