Each Spring VHCA students take the IOWA Achievement Test. The IOWA is a norm-referenced achievement test. As a norm-referenced test, a child’s scores describe how he or she did on the test compared with other students in the same grade across the nation. VHCA students are also scored in comparison with other students whose schools are in membership with the New York State Association of Christian Schools. All VHCA tenth grade students also participate in the PSAT/NMST program, and all eleventh and twelfth grade students take the SAT.