How does the GSA work?
What does the GSA Measure?
Instead of asking conventional questions that focus on attitudes, actions, behaviors and knowledge. The Global Student Assessment asks just 27 questions and provides detailed insight into the following 14 areas.
We equip your team to move beyond informed to transformed.
The GSA Journey is more than information, it's about transformation.
We partner with your school to equip your teachers and administration to measure what matters most and then we partner to support you as you implement the changes needed to train your teachers to equip your students to reflect Christ.
The online assessment takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.
The questions are Christ-centered and examine the heart as opposed to assessments that are activity or behavior based.
Connecting to the heart...with accuracy
Since 1996, our ministry partner, Engaged Solutions, has been measuring what matters most with accurate assessments that connect to the heart.
In 2008, the founder of our ministry was contracted by The Gallup Organization to oversee and coordinate their Global Faith Field Advisor Initiative. Over the past several years, we have quickly become the largest and longest, ongoing, Christ-centered Assessment with over 100,000 students and schools from over 35 countries.
Equipping you to discover the information that leads to transformation
Measuring outcomes can be helpful, but being able to understand the causes of spiritual growth and the heart motivation of our students equips teachers and administrators with the information that leads to transformation.
Because information is not enough we provide ongoing support and resources.
Stepping on a scale may be enough to tell you how much you weigh, but without a realistic plan and an informed coach who has been where you need to go most of us will never experience the actual change that we need.
That is why our team is committed to standing with you through our initial phone call walking you through the results to resources for your teacher and ongoing training for you and your team through our conferences and professional development opportunity.
Why are so many assessments focused on Bible knowledge or sin management.
Have you ever considered that if Jesus was not impressed with behavior modification, sin management or Bible knowledge, then why are so many student assessments focused on asking those questions Christ's goal was to equip those who followed Him to become His imitators and He uses a process of assessment to differentiate His teaching and meet the unique spiritual needs of those He taught.
What makes the GSA different?
We believe that spiritual growth is not about
"checking the box" or "memorizing the list."
We believe there is a difference
between causes and outcomes.
We believe the assessment is an essential
part of both shepherding and stewardship.
"The primary characteristic of Christ's
method was His focus on the heart."
Lois LeBar (Education that is Christian. 1958)
What are people saying?
The Global Student Assessment partners with Christ-centered schools around the world to equip teachers to differentiate like Jesus.
We equip your teachers and administration to measure what matters most and we walk with you and support your team as you implement the changes needed to move from teaching to transformation in the hearts of your students.
"The GSA speaks to the heart and mission of Christian school education. It challenges and equips school leaders to go beyond the status quo by providing the tools to assess with Christ-centered accuracy and differentiate to the hearts of our students."
Dr. Jeffrey Mattner,
ACSI Regional Director
"The Global Student Assessment is easily one of the most valuable things I have encountered in 19 years in ministry. We are able to help pinpoint the strengths and weaknesses of our school’s spiritual life, allowing faculty and administration to be specific in targeting what to focus on in discipleship."
"After looking at our GSA results we noticed a pattern if disintegrated thinking in the hearts of our students. Although nearly 100% of our students affirmed they had a relationship with Jesus, many of them did not understand the concept of absolute truth or the Bible being the source of truth."
Director of Academic Affairs,