Assessment

Calvary administers various assessments to incoming and graduating students to demonstrate the effectiveness of its programs and classes, as well as to identify and implement changes in the curriculum as necessary. These assessments play no role in the admission process, nor are they reflected on the student’s transcript, or part of the student’s permanent academic record.

Students needing extended time on any assessment because of a learning disability should contact Maria Russo in the Disability Support Services office. She can be reached by email at maria.russo@calvary.edu.

English Diagnostic Assessment

The English Diagnostic Assessment is given to incoming students only and is used to assess the student’s ability to succeed in College Composition. Those students whose score on the diagnostic assessment indicates that they need remedial work designed to address personal problems with grammar, spelling, and punctuation will be required to enroll in Introduction to College Composition. Students that need to take this assessment will receive an email with instructions, a system generated password, and a link to access and complete the assessment. Once the student receives this email, they should complete the English Diagnostic Assessment as soon as possible before arriving on campus.

General Education Assessment

The General Education Assessesment is given to incoming students and taken again just before the student graduates. This assessment is used to evaluate the student’s proficiency in writing, mathematics, reading and critical thinking. Student’s entrance and exit scores provide comparitive information used by Calvary to evaluate and demonstrate the effectiveness of its General Education program and classes, as well as used to identify and implement changes in curriculum as necessary. This assessment is also useful in helping the student identify areas where they may encounter difficulties in their education. Student’s are strongly encouraged to take their scores and visit The Learning Center. This two hour timed assessment consists of 108 questions, divided into two sections of 54 questions each. The student is allowed scratch paper and a 4-function non-graphing function calculator.

New students will take the General Education Assessment when they arrive on campus during orientation. Graduating students will be notified of their need to re-take the assessment prior to graduation and provided several oportunities to complete the assessment. Once a student completes their General Education requirements, they may bring their academic planner to the Institutional Research Office and request to take this assessment, instead of waiting till graduation. Questions regarding the General Education Assessment or scores should be directed to the Institutional Research Office.

ABHE Bible Knowledge Assessment

The ABHE Bible Knowledge Assessment is given to incoming students and taken again just before the student graduates. This assessment is used to determine the student’s level of biblical knowledge concerning New & Old Testament subject matter, people, the Life of Christ, Paul, geography, history, prophets and timeline. Student’s entrance and exit scores provide comparitive information used by Calvary to evaluate and demonstrate the effectiveness of its Bible and Theology programs and classses to accreditors, as well as used to identify and implement changes in the curriculum as necessary.

This assessment is a 45 minute timed assessment consisting of 150 multiple choice questions. Either Google Chrome, or FireFox and a test “Key,” which is provided by the Institutional Research Office, is needed to access and take the test. The computers in the Library have Google Chrome installed on them and may be used to take the ABHE assessment. If you have been directed to take the ABHE Bible Knowledge Assessment, please review the Student Guide below before continuing to the ABHE exams site and taking the assessment. Any question concerning the assessment or scores should be directed to the Institutional Research Office.

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