About Standardized Testing at Moorestown Friends School

Moorestown Friends School does not participate in statewide PARCC testing. There is a very limited amount of standardized testing, which is diagnostic and designed to be helpful to the school and to our students. Results do not determine the quality of the student, quality of the teachers, or quality of the school.

Currently the following testing takes place:

Lower School

Grade 4

Educational Records Bureau (ERB) Testing

Balanced, age-appropriate testing is administered to assess skills, reasoning, and content progress.

Preparation time: None

Testing time: 7 hours over four mornings

Middle School

Grades 6 & 8

Educational Records Bureau (ERB) Testing

Balanced, age-appropriate testing is administered to assess skills, reasoning, and content progress.

Preparation time: None

Testing time: 7 hours over three mornings

Grades 6-8

Mission Skills Assessment (MSA)

Non-cognitive skills and attributes are just as important as cognitive skills in determining academic and life success. The MSA is a scientifically based assessment of six character skills: Teamwork, Creativity, Ethics, Resilience, Curiosity, Time Management. These skills have proven essential for success in school and in life.

Preparation time: None

Testing time: 45 minutes

Upper School

Grades 10 & 11

Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT)

The PSAT/NMSQT assesses the critical reading, mathematics, and writing skills students need for college and beyond. It is also the only qualifying test for National Merit Scholarships.

Testing time: 2 hours, 10 minutes

Grades 9 & 12

College & Work Readiness Assessment (CWRA)

Students today must master a broad range of 21st-century skills. Beyond just accumulating facts, students must be able to access, structure, and use information. The College and Work Readiness Assessment measures these critical-thinking and written-communication skills.

Preparation time: None

Testing time: 2 hours

Note: All Moorestown Friends School students take the SAT a minimum of two times at an off-campus location. Additionally, many of our students take the ACT.

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