Academics » Testing


Canaan Christian Academy is desirous to challenge its students to do their best and excel in their educational pursuits. Throughout the process of a student’s education at Canaan, we want to check the progress of each student and to evaluate our program to continue to offer the best education for our students. Each student in first grade through eleventh grade takes the Stanford Achievement Test in the spring of the year. The test results are then given to the parents to allow them to see their child’s progress as they move from grade to grade. A student’s ability is also tested in grades 1, 4, 7, and 9 with the Otis-Lennon Scholastic Ability Test. While only psychologists are qualified to access a student’s IQ, the OLSAT gives a numerical evaluation to demonstrate ability, not achievement.


PSAT: Each Junior is also required to take the PSAT which is a preliminary SAT test. The PSAT is given at our school and is a great tool for preparing for the college board SAT test. The scores are comparable to the SAT so that a student knows how they may do when they take the SAT test.


ASVAB: Juniors and Seniors are given the opportunity in the fall to take the ASVAB test. The ASVAB test is given by the Army and is used to help a student determine what ability they have and for what job they may be suited.


SAT or ACT: Each Junior and Senior is encouraged to take the SAT or ACT test for entrance into a college. Depending on which college a student plans to attend will depend on which test they will take. Many schools will take either the ACT or the SAT, but some schools have a preference or a required college board test.