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"I am so grateful for a school that is focused on giving kids their best every day. Having our son attend Virginia Academy has been a wonderful experience. The academic challenge here is much greater than the private schools he has attended in the area. We were recently presented with a challenging dynamic, for which I was extremely pleased with the support and speed for which the teacher, principal, and even the headmaster intervened to provide. This level of caring and dedication from the teachers and administration helps both our child and our family know that we've chosen the right school. Thank you, Virginia Academy!"
Jon W. Lindberg, MBA, CAE, CEO
American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine
Virginia Academy has implemented a number of measures to evaluate student performance and the impact of all our programs. Student performance measures focus on a number of instruments that provide data for assessment of our academic as well as behavior and spiritual development. Ephesians 2:10 tells us that "we were created for good works." We consider good test grades as evidence of "good works."
In addition to our course assessments, Virginia Academy tests students in all grades, Kindergarten through HS, rather than 3rd, 5th, 8th, and 11th, which is done in most public schools. This allows Virginia Academy to consistently gauge the academic performance levels of all students. Virginia Academy test results show that students maintain a steady lead over national mean scores on the Stanford Achievement Test, which compares our students to their peers throughout the country.
Students kindergarten through 2nd grade take the Stanford 10. It provides a comparison of achievement on a sample of grade-level curriculum to their national group. The purpose of the test is to provide a comparative rank and to show how a student performs when compared to their peers. The Stanford is scored on a scale of 1 to 99, with 50 representing the middle national ranking. Students are tested in the following subjects: Reading, Mathematics, Language, Spelling, Science and Environment, Social Studies. Students also receive a score on the Core components and Complete Battery of the test.
Our 3rd though 10th grade students test each spring, but take the ACT Aspire test. The ACT Aspire is grounded in and has built in bench marking for the college readiness ACT test. This test allows us to track the yearly progress and readiness for college longitudinally while providing teachers and parents key prescriptions from needed improvement along the way. Students test in English, reading, and writing as well as science and math. ACT Aspire subject tests offer a bridge to the ACT test. ACT Aspire and the ACT cover the same subjects, including the Writing test, which is optional for the ACT. The predicted ACT score ranges that are included in the 9th and 10th grade students' score reports can guide college preparation or workplace training efforts. Students can use the predicted ACT scores to see if they are on target to achieve the ACT scores desired by the time they take the college readiness ACT.
Virginia Academy is a College Board approved PSAT test site. Therefore, all Virginia Academy students begin taking the PSAT in the fall of their 8th grade year right here at Virignia Academy. The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a program cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). It's a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT®. It also gives you a chance to enter NMSC scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools. The PSAT/NMSQT measures: Critical reading skills, Math problem-solving skills, and Writing skills.
Virginia Academy is a College Board approved SAT test site. All Virginia Academy students will take the SAT at least once during their 11th and 12th grade years and can do so right here at Virignia Academy. The SAT is a globally recognized college admission test that lets you show colleges what you know and how well you can apply that knowledge. It tests your knowledge of reading, writing and math — subjects that are taught every day in high school classrooms. Most students take the SAT during their junior or senior year of high school, and almost all colleges and universities use the SAT to make admission decisions.
Taking the SAT is the first step in finding the right college for you — the place where you can further develop your skills and pursue your passions. But SAT scores are just one of many factors that colleges consider when making their admission decisions. High school grades are also very important. In fact, the combination of high school grades and SAT scores is the best predictor of your academic success in college.