Standardized Testing

Standardized tests are administered to students in 3rd-11th grade. Standardized tests only give a glimpse into the knowledge and test skills of the students.  While BCS students score well on standardized tests in comparison with public and private schools, our curriculum at Bayshore is best measured by the fruit produced in our graduates.

3rd-12th Grade – Classic Learning Test

Classic Learning Test (CLT) offers online assessments for grades 3-12 that evaluate English, grammar, and mathematical skills and provide a comprehensive measure of achievement and aptitude. Unlike other tests that change according to educational or cultural trends, CLT exams emphasize foundational critical thinking skills and are accessible to students from a variety of educational backgrounds.

The “classic” in Classic Learning Test refers to our use of classic literature and historical texts for the reading selections on our exams. By engaging students with this meaningful content, CLT assessments offer a more edifying testing experience and reflect a holistic education.

7th-11th Grade – PSAT/NMSQT

The PSAT/NMSQT is the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. PSAT scores are used to identify National Merit Scholars and award merit scholarships but cannot be used for College Applications. This test occurs in October each year.

10th-12th Grade – College Board Exams

College Board Exams, such as the SAT, ACT, and/or CLT(Classic Learning Test), are necessary for the college admissions process.  Students register independently for these tests.