Every year, St. Joseph School, along with all Archdiocesan schools administers the ACT Aspire to students in the third through eighth grades. This standardized test is conducted across five different subject areas: reading, english, math, science and writing.
Beginning in the 2017-18 school year, students will take two interim assessments in the fall and winter before taking the summative assessment in the spring. The two interim assessments allow teachers to track student progress throughout the school year and give teachers a chance to address specific areas of need in the classroom.
The students of St. Joseph School routinely receive high marks on the ACT Aspire and consistently perform well above the national norm. For instance, in the 2016-17 school year, as a school 96% of students received readiness scores of exceeding or ready in the category of English.
Each student’s results are distributed to parents so that they may review their child’s performance relative to the school, benchmark scores and national norms.