Sadly, public school students in Texas spend a reported 45 of their 180 days each year in standardized tests. At Acton Academy, we prefer to equip and inspire Eagles to learn 21st Century Skills instead.
Still, once a year we subject Eagles to a half day of SAT10 (Stanford Achievement Test) testing, just to make sure they are learning the basics.
This year, Eagles scored an average of 3.5 grade levels ahead of age in Reading; 4.5 grade levels ahead of age in Language Arts and 4.6 grade levels ahead of age in Math.
Approximately seventy percent of middle school and Launchpad Eagles ranked at a Post-High-School (College) level in Language Arts and Math, and almost half ranked at a Post-High-School (College) level in Reading, Language Arts and Math.
Standardized tests aren’t very important. But it is reassuring to know our Eagles score well, even if we don’t spend one minute “teaching to the test.”