We are committed to annually administering standardized testing for selected grade levels. Information concerning this testing will be communicated prior to test administration. The classroom teacher or a parent may request testing for individual students who are experiencing difficulty with school work. This testing will be coordinated together with the parent, child and St. Mark Parish School, or by appropriate personnel in the public school district in which a student resides.
Below are the results of our recent standardized tests.
IOWA Test of Basic Skills
|Grade in 2015||ELA Total||Math Total||Core Composite
||Social Studies||Science||Complete Composite|
What can be learned from the ITBS?
- How students perform compared to a national representative sample.
- How students' performance has changed over time.
- Relative strengths and weaknesses among curriculum areas tested.
- Which students should be considered for special programs.
How to interpret scores? Let's cite an example: If a class has an NPR (national percentile rank) of 84 in reading, it indicates the class ranked higher than 84 percent of the national sampling in reading, or in the top 16%.