Category Student Assessment
Title ACSI Student Assessment Program—Maximizing School Membership
Author/s Dan Egeler, President ACSI
Preview ACSI's partnership with CTB/McGraw-Hill offers a full-service student assessment program that is central to our mission of equipping educators and strengthening schools.
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Dear school test coordinator,

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ACSI's partnership with CTB/McGraw-Hill offers a full-service student assessment program that is central to our mission of equipping educators and strengthening schools. Recently, McGraw-Hill Education reached an agreement to sell assets of CTB/McGrawHill to Data Recognition Corporation (DRC), an industry-leading assessment company based in Minnesota. These exceptional testing companies coming together will continue to provide the same quality assessment solutions and services for ACSI member schools. The only change you will notice is a transition in name and logo from CTB/McGrawHill to DRC/CTB.

The TerraNova 3, ACSI Edition achievement test reflects diligent dedication to the highest technical standards and includes the following:

  • 2011 national norms, the most current and accurate achievement comparisons available
  • ACSI norms for Christian school comparisons.
  • Bible Assessment Subtest, to assess biblical knowledge, comprehension, and application
  • Five PLUS Tests, for more in-depth subject-specific diagnostic information

Schools may also assess their students' cognitive skills and abilities with the Primary Test of Cognitive Skills for grades K and 1, and InView for grades 2–12. When administered with TerraNova 3, schools receive anticipated achievement scores.

The ACSI scoring package includes ACSI Data Online, a powerful Web-based access for administrators, principals, and teachers to a variety of individual and group score reports. ACSI Data Online allows for a deep analysis of test results and provides the information needed to measurably improve student performance. ACSI Data Online for Parents is a powerful resource for the home, giving parents access their child's easy-toread test results and helpful resources online.

DRC/CTB has come alongside ACSI to provide ongoing professional development opportunities through the venues of webinars and regional and site workshops. Many of these activities are at no cost to program participants.

To help address the variety of assessment needs schools often have, our assessment program also provides access to these additional products and services:

  • Early Learning assessments and tools and instructional resources
  • LAS Links Suite-an English language proficiency assessment and instructional tools
  • TerraNova Online and TerraNova 3 Online-online achievement tests that can be used as summative, benchmark, and admissions assessments
  • Acuity-a benchmark assessment and instructional resource

I encourage you to learn more about ACSI's full-service assessment program through this informative catalog.

Dan Egeler
President, ACSI

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