Do you evaluate the skills through assessments?

We are not huge advocates of testing. That said, we are also realists and understand that students eventually need to take a scholastic test or two when applying for college. We have partnered with ACT Aspire and once every year, most of our 3rd grade and above students take a series of 5 tests viz. Reading, Writing, Science, Math and English. The college readiness index from the results give the students, parents and our teachers an insight into strengths and weaknesses so that we can address them accordingly. This helps them prepares them for the actual ACT test that they take in their high school years.