Tests and Scores

Upper School

Covenant students consistently post high scores on the SAT as compared to national and state averages. Advanced Placement exam results are impressive each year, and every Covenant student who takes an AP class will also take the AP exam, with 73% of students tested in 2014 scoring a 3 or higher. Fourteen AP classes and 15 Honors classes are offered for students in grades 7 through 12.

Last year, Covenant seniors were awarded over $3,000,000 in merit-based college scholarship money.

During the past seven years, 35 Covenant students have been named Commended Students in the National Merit Scholarship Program, six qualified as Semifinalists, and three have won a National Merit Scholarship.

The 67 seniors in the graduating Class of 2015 earned many distinctions. In standardized testing, the class earned the following mid-50% range of scores on the SAT’s three components, as follows:

  • Verbal  | 550-650
  • Mathematics  | 570-750
  • Writing  |  530-660
  • View Covenant SAT scores as compared to state and national scores

Lower School

For a week each spring, children in Grades 3 through 6 take the Comprehensive Testing Program 4th Edition produced by the Educational Records Bureau (known as the ERBs). This is a battery of assessments designed to provide instructionally useful information about student performance in the key areas of school achievement: listening, reading, vocabulary, writing, and mathematics.

ERB scores are used to help determine the success of new and existing programs and to analyze trends across grade levels. Individual student scores are one of the three criteria employed for placement in academic programs.

Parents receive individual reports on their children’s achievement on these important tests in June.