Testing at Lakeside

At Lakeside Charter Academy, our top priority is providing the best education for our students. Our K-8 curriculum is comprehensive and covers an extensive range of competencies. One of our Pillars of Education, SCHOLARSHIP, covers the best teaching and learning practices relevant to our students. While standardized testing is mandatory, we believe that a teaching style covering a wide range of competencies and sensitive to each student's unique ability is superior.


Lakeside Charter Academy boys study while sitting on beanbags.


Standardized Tests Don’t Capture Students’ True Ability

Required testing will start at the beginning of June. Because we strive to develop young minds beyond traditional, testing-based education limits, we would forego these tests if we could. What is most important for our parents and K-8 learners to understand is that our love for education – and educating – surpasses the supposed purpose of these tests. A standardized test score does not fully reflect a student's ability, knowledge, talents or aptitudes.


Lakeside teachers carefully monitor each students' progress and challenges every day. We evaluate each learner through individual assessments and fine-tune our approach to ensure our unique students reach full potential. As a small, close-knit, tuition-free public school serving grades K-8, Lakeside frequently communicates with parents when learning gaps are identified and proposes solutions to help each student progress. We embrace the whole child, including intellectual, social, physical, and emotional learning. That's what preparation for the next phase of life is about.


Lakeside's comprehensive curriculum and individualized approach is built on the belief that no child is alike and no single method works for all learners. Just as learning extends beyond traditional subjects, Lakeside's teaching goes beyond standardized tests. Fully understanding the necessity for testing, we don't shy away from it. Still, we actively challenge students to continue their development beyond the testing process. We’d love to share more about our Pillars of Education and our proven approach to creating strong learners. Lakeside is enrolling tuition-free K-8 today!


About Lakeside Charter Academy

Lakeside Charter Academy is a K-8 community-driven school where caring educators, parents, and local business leaders work to provide unparalleled education. Our approach is nurturing yet challenging, innovative while embracing proven traditions. We offer a safe, fun environment where children reach their highest academic potential. Enroll your child today.