Cathedral High School has consistently scored above the state average on the ACT Test. This report reflects the achievement of CHS graduates on the ACT over time and is an indication of the extent to which they are prepared for college-level work. The ACT consists of curriculum-based tests of educational development in English, mathematics, reading, and science designed to measure the skills needed for success in first-year college coursework.
The students at St. Anthony Elementary School in grades 2-6 take the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS). The ITBS help determine how students are performing on nationwide standards. These assessments measure achievement in several important content areas including reading, mathematics, social studies, science, and sub-categories for these core competency areas.
The group results showed that the St. Anthony Elementary students scored above the national average in each core composite area, which included reading, math, science, and social studies.
In addition to the ITBS, the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) was given to students in grades 3-6. This test measures general reasoning abilities in three domains: verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal. Teachers gain valuable information from the results on how each student learns best. A packet of information containing additional tips on how to instruct students in each domain is provided to the faculty. In addition, other resources and websites are also provided to the teachers in order to meet the individual academic needs of each student .
Cathedral High School grades 7 and 8 scored above the national average in all of the academic areas tested on the ITBS. The areas assessed include English, math, social studies, and science. The academic departments will use these results to determine areas of focus within their curriculum to promote student growth.
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