Academic Achievements


STANDARDIZED TEST SCORES

Our 1st through 8th grades take the Iowa Test of Basic Skills each year.  The Iowa Test assesses student progress in key academic areas.  The chart below shows Covenant's scores for the 2014 Iowa Test for the “Percentile Rank of Average Standard Scores: National School Norms”.  This score compares the average score of each class at Covenant with the average scores of classes at the same grade level in the nation.  As shown in the chart, the average Core Total and average Composite scores of each Covenant class were higher than the average Core Total and average Composite scores of 96% or greater of classes at the same grade level in the nation.

 

    Covenant Classical School - 2014 Iowa Test of Basic Skills

    Percentile Rank of Average Standard Scores: National School Norms

Grade

Reading

Total

Language

Total

Mathematics

Total

Core

Total

Social

Studies

Science

Composite

1st

99

99

99

98

NA

NA

NA

2nd

99

96

92

99

NA

NA

NA

3rd

99

99

96

99

NA

NA

NA

4th

96

99

95

99

93

99

99

5th

99

99

97

99

84

93

96

6th

99

99

99

99

97

99

99

7th

99

99

99

99

96

99

99

8th  99 99 99 99  99 99 99

 

 * Please note that the Social Studies test questions did not align with the sequence of our history curriculum.

NATIONAL LATIN EXAM RESULTS


Covenant’s Upper School students participated in the National Latin Exam in March 201.  Sponsored each year by the American Classical League and the National Junior Classical League, the exam is taken by over 150,000 students from the U.S. and twelve other countries. The majority of students taking the National Latin Exam are in high school, since that is when many students begin their study of Latin.  A smaller number of middle school and college students also take the exam.

Covenant's 6th grade students took the Introduction to Latin exam, which assumes knowledge equivalent to high school introductory Latin courses.  Two students in the class received ribbons for scores in the highest "Outstanding" category. Over half of our 6th grade students earned certificates for receiving scores above the average national score. 

Covenant's 7th and 8th grade students took the Latin I and Latin II exams, respectively, which assume knowledge equivalent to intermediate high school Latin courses.  Covenant students performed exceptionally well on the exams: one student received a gold medal, three students received silver medals, and one student received a Cum Laude certificate.

Congratulations to Mr. Spice for his excellent leadership of our Logic School Latin program and to  our students for their dedication to their Latin studies.