Assessment & Standards


Grammar School Assessment & Standards

An enriched, challenging curriculum is taught in every grade level and every subject to every student at TJCA-CFA. Math and Reading are not taught in isolation just to “pass” the state standardized test. Our focus is to daily provide the stimulating content of our curriculum to every student.

The curricfulum fulfills the Core Knowledge and the North Carolina Standard Course of Study (NCSCOS) Standards and Objectives alignment. Although our school is a charter school, we have the same requirements as all other North Carolina public schools in meeting state standards through End-of-Grade testing in grades 3-5.

Middle/High School Assessment & Standards

Like students at other public schools, students at Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy: A Challenge Foundation Academy take the State of North Carolina’s End of Grade and End of Course tests. TJCA-CFA students also benefit from national tests, including the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills, ACT’s Plan Assessment, the PreliminarySAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, the SAT, and theACT. The first three tests are taken woven into the school’s regular schedule.

Students may take the SAT and ACT exams at TJCA-CFA on scheduled Saturdays.
Please click on this link for SAT test dates.
Please click on this link for ACT test dates.

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For more information about NC assessments, please see the North Carolina SAT Reports and the NC School Report Cards.