Standardized Testing

Standardized testing continues to be a popular method of measuring student achievement. At Liberty Christian School we recognize that these tests, if utilized as intended, can be an adequate tool to assist us in evaluating our educational program. During the spring semester students take the Iowa Test of Basic Skills.

Norm-referenced tests do not determine whether our students have learned the material they were directly taught throughout the school year. Furthermore, they do not reveal all that students SHOULD learn. These tests are merely ONE tool used by Liberty Christian School to help us best determine the academic achievement of our students.

In 2007 the fifth – eighth grade students took this exam for the very first time. The scores, both individually and collectively, reflected outstanding accomplishment from our student body. The faculty and administration were very pleased with the results.

• 90% of LCS students scored above the 50th percentile rank on the survey total
• 59% of LCS students scored above the 70th percentile rank on the survey total
• 40% of LCS students scored above the 80th percentile rank on the survey total

Liberty Christian School acknowledges the hard work of students, faculty, and parents in helping us achieve these results.