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Assessment

Assessment is an ongoing process of evaluating, measuring and documenting student learning.  While commonly equated with tests, teachers use a variety of tools and methods to determine student understanding and content mastery in all subjects.  Assessment provides information teachers use to direct instruction, guide learning and differentiate instruction.

 

Bishop O’Gorman Catholic Schools students consistently score well above the local, state and national averages on nationally normed achievement assessments.

K-2 Assessment

Students in grades K-2 are screened using the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS). This formative assessment screens for understanding of foundational reading skills. Teachers analyze the data and differentiate instruction to personalize student instruction. 

3-6 Assessment

Students in grades 3-6 take the Terra Nova Formative Assessment each spring. This summative criterion referenced assessment measures student achievement in reading, language arts, mathematics, science, and other areas. 

NP of NCE is simply the National Percentile Rank of the Average Score (NCE) of the Group of Students Tested.
For Example, a Grade 4 Reading NP of NCE score of 87 means the average student in 4th grade is ranked higher than 87% of the nation in Reading.
 

Junior High Assessment

Students in grade 7 take the ACT Aspire in the spring of the year. The ACT Aspire measures academic achievement in English, math, reading, science, and writing. The assessment is linked to the ACT College and Career Readiness Standards, and reports students' progress toward these standards. 

Percentile score ranks individuals within a nationally normed group on a scale of 1-99 with 50 being average. A percentile rank of 75 means the student scored better than 75 percent of the other students in his or her norm group, and 25 percent scored as well or better than your student.