TEST SCORES

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.

Fall 2015
IOWA Test of Basic Skills

Grade in 2015 ELA Total Math Total Core Composite
Social Studies Science  Complete Composite
 3rd Grade 61 56 57 66 67 62
Grade Equivalent
3.5 3.3 3.3 3.8 3.8 3.5
 4th Grade 83 54 70 70 68 69
Grade Equivalent
5.9 4.3 4.9 5.1 5.1 5
 5th Grade 83 76 78 76 70 75
Grade Equivalent
7.2 6.4 6.7 6.9 6.5 6.7
 6th Grade 83 76 78 69 72 74
Grade Equivalent
8.7 7.9 8.1 7.7 8 8
 7th Grade 63 75 67 68 64 67
Grade Equivalent
8.1 9.1 8.5 9 8.3 8.6
8th Grade
90 81 84 86 75 83
Grade Equivalent
13+ 11.7 13+ 13+ 11.8 13+


What can be learned from the ITBS?                     

  1. How students perform compared to a national representative sample.
  2. How students' performance has changed over time.
  3. Relative strengths and weaknesses among curriculum areas tested.
  4. 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%.