St. Mary’s School uses several methods to properly assess our students:
- STAR Reading: Assessments done by teachers throughout the school year to assess basic skills in reading. [MORE INFO]
- NWEA: We use this formal assessment at the beginning and end of the school year to map growth in mathematics and reading. [MORE INFO]
- FAST Bridge: We use this assessment three times per year to assess skills and map growth. Teachers use this data to provide a differentiated curriculum allowing each student to learn at his/her own pace. [MORE INFO] *new in 2015-2016*
Why Do We Assess?
While assessments (especially those that are standardized) might not be pleasant, they provide our educators will real-time data on students. They have become an integral part of instruction, and help to determine whether or not the goals of our curriculum are being met. At St. Mary’s School we work very hard to make sure that each child learns at their own pace and is able to think critically, to analyze, and to make inferences.
If you have any questions, please contact the principal – [email protected]