We are proud to share our 2014-2015 ITBS test results! The Iowa Tests of Basic Skills are administered in March of each school year to students in grades one through eight. The Iowa Tests offer a diagnostic look at how students are progressing in key academic areas and offer diagnostic data that can be used to create intervention groups and to drive curricular decisions.
Please peruse the slideshow below to see how our students are performing. The charts show grade equivalency performances compared to the expected grade equivalency. Across subjects and grade levels you will find that our students consistently perform 1 - 2 grade levels higher than expected and most often with accelerated growth over their academic careers.
The mission of the Unified Catholic Schools is to emphasize spiritual development as well as growth within the individual child. In order to diminish academic competition and increase a focus on the development of each student, it is our policy to publish only aggregate test scores for our schools. Our goal in this policy is to discourage selective acceptance of high-achieving students
Each school's population is unique and they work with a range of demographics. School comparisons are indicative of the different populations more than the quality of curriculum and instruction. We believe that longitudinal scores for our district are the best indicator of how our programs and curriculum are promoting growth.