The Jean Anderson Memorial Bible award is open to all ACA high school students.
Each year in March, students in the School of Rhetoric are given the opportunity to take a written Bible literacy test to demonstrate what they have learned from the Bible through their studies at church, at school, and on their own. Jean’s son, Greg Anderson, who recently completed his Masters Degree in Divinity from Dallas Theological Seminary, wrote the test questions. The ACA student earning the highest test score will be awarded a new copy of the Scriptures engraved with his or her name and a $300 ACA Scholarship that can be used for tuition, field trips, House wear, or lunch ledger. The name of the winner is announced in April, and the student's name is placed on a special perpetual plaque on display in the school's front lobby.
The Bible Literacy Test consists of 50 short-answer questions based upon general Bible knowledge, and one essay question designed to demonstrate the student’s understanding of major Biblical concepts. Students must answer the questions within the hour and without the use of a Bible or any other aids.
Each of the short answer questions scores one point for a correct answer and the essay answer can earn up to 10 points based upon Biblical accuracy, persuasiveness of the argument, and the absence of grammatical and mechanical errors. There are different versions of the test.