Standardized Testing

Assessment of student progress at Trinity is conducted at many levels, from informal formative assessments between teachers and students on content from specific lessons through annual standardized tests comparing students’ progress at Trinity with their peers on a national level.  Several standardized assessments to measure and analyze the effectiveness of Trinity’s curriculum are used to ensure students are progressing as desired each year.

The Gates-MacGinitie reading test is administered to students in Kindergarten through 2nd grade to assess progress in reading.  The CTP-IV (ERB) is taken by students in grades 3-9 to assess progress in reading, math, and language arts.  In 9th and 10th grades, students take the ACT ASPIRE test, which assesses progress in English, math, reading, and science, and offers feedback to students on possible future career paths.  In both 10th and 11th grades, students take the PSAT, which assesses progress in critical reading, math, and writing.  Eleventh and twelfth grade students intending to pursue college after graduation from Trinity take the SAT and/or ACT, which enables Trinity to assess curriculum through the end of students’ academic careers at Trinity.

ERB Interpretation

The information below is intended to help parents of students in grades 3-9 understand their children’s CTP-IV (ERB) reports, which are received several weeks after students complete the assessment in October.

Individual Narrative Score Interpretation

Lexile Framework for Reading

Visit the Lexile website to learn more about your child’s Lexile score. Find books to match your child’s reading level.

Quantile Framework for Math

Visit the Quantile website to learn more about your child’s Quantile score. Find family-friendly math activities that match your child’s math level.