Seven Oaks earned an "A" rating last year from the state of Indiana. This grade is based on students' performance on the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress Plus (ISTEP+).
In a school's first year, the school's grade is based entirely on student growth. Of the students who came to Seven Oaks who had taken the ISTEP+ previously, all showed growth. The greatest progress was seen among the bottom quarter of students. This was especially the case in English/Language Arts.
Seven Oaks is pleased with these results. As a school, we do not focus on test preparation. Time is precious, and we prefer to focus on giving students a solid foundation in the liberal arts and sciences. The growth seen in the ISTEP+ scores is gratifying because it came without making the ISTEP+ our focus. Our students' growth shows what happens when you give the gift of a knowledge-rich curriculum, high expectations, good teaching, and an orderly environment where intellectual and moral virtue are celebrated.