Test Scores

Check out our test scores!  Students in grades 2-8 take the Stanford standardized exam in the Spring.  2nd graders are practicing this exam to be ready for 3rd grade and the results for grades 3-8 are evaluated.  At Trinity, we count everyone's test results in our averages except for some students who may have an IEP.
 
In 2012, 87% of our students tested above national averages and our students consistently test 1-2 grade levels above their current grade placement.  For example, 5th graders tested at a 9th grade level and 8th graders tested at a 10th grade level.

In 2013, 89% of our students tested above national averages.  5th graders tested at an 8.5 grade level and 8th graders tested at an 11.1 grade level.  Individual attention, smaller class sizes and dedicated teachers really make a difference when preparing students for high school.  Our abilities-based Saxon math program makes a difference, too.  Children in grades 3-8 take a test the first day of school to see if they can move up a level or if they may need additional help.

In 2014, 80% of our students tested above national averages.  3rd graders tested at a 5.1 grade level and 8th graders tested at an 11.1 grade level.  Although having 80% of our children testing above the national average is a very good percentage, Trinity's school principal, Mr. Landgrave, took the drop in the percentage very seriously.  Trinity offers an abilities-based Saxon Math program for 3-8 graders and the faculty is adding an abilities-based Literature program for the 2014-2015 school year.  Now students in 3-8 grade who need to be challenged can test ahead into a higher level of math or literature while students who need a review will receive more hands-on instruction.  The Literature program will be structured with four tiers, Prep to Accelerated.  Students at the Prep level will receive more one-on-one attention while students at the Accelerated level are capable of independent study/work.

In 2015, 92% of our students tested above national averages.  3rd graders tested at a 5.6 grade level, 5th graders tested at a 9.4 grade level, and 8th graders tested at a 12.8 grade level.  This is a significant increase from the previous year.  While Trinity has the privilege of teaching bright students, we also attribute part of the success to our abilities-based Saxon Math and Literature programs.  We have also moved to a Saxon English curriculum this school year which is designed similarly to the Math series. Saxon curriculum follows a building-block approach to learning; students consistently repeat learned concepts for review but each lesson incorporates a new concept.  For example, students in 1st grade have a math fact worksheet almost each day because repetition results in retention and their lesson worksheets include time, temperature, money, fractions, and other previously learned concepts. Students in all grade levels learn new concepts in each lesson but all of the other topics that they have learned are incorporated into each homework assignment.  This unique aspect of the Saxon curriculum is critical for successful and progressive learning.