Test taking strategies
For better or worse, high-stakes testing is a part of every student’s educational experience.
At Noble Academy, we believe that if we present the curriculum in a way that is engaging and fun, students will learn what they need to know to pass the test.
We DO NOT teach to the test! We feel that, because we align our curriculum to the Ohio Academic Content Standards, our students get the information they need without being subjected to endless drilling for the test in the spring.
Our students take the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA), the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment in Literacy (KRA-L), the Ohio Test of English Language Acquisition (OTELA), and the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS).
In the 2008-2009 school year, our students scored an “Effective” rating on the OAA from the Ohio Department of Education.
Our students also are given four practice tests during the school year to help prepare them for the OAA as well as help guide the teacher’s instruction.
These tests are developed by Concept Schools, our management company, and are aligned to the Ohio Achievement Assessments. While testing is important, it is not the sole focus here at Noble Academy; our focus is on give each child what he or she needs to succeed!