St. Michael Parish School Standardized Testing
We offer a rigorous academic program that fully prepares children for successful high school, college and professional careers.
On an annual basis, St. Michael students undergo the California Test of Basic Skills (CTBS) testing program which consists of two tests: In View (Cognitive Abilities) and Terra Nova (Achievement). Grades K-8 take the Terra Nova and grades 2-8 also take the In View.
The In View consists of the following Non-Verbal Reasoning Tests:
- Sequences: Nonverbal Patterns
- Analogies: Nonverbal Relationships
- Quantitative Reasoning: Critical Thinking in Numbers
- Words: Critical Thinking and Logic
- Context: Deductive and Inductive Reasoning
The Terra Nova Complete Battery of Tests includes:
- Reading/Language Arts
- Social Studies
- Language Mechanics
- Mathematics Computation
- Word Analysis (K-3 Phonics)
2010-2011 CTBS Standardized Testing Results for St. Michael Parish School
The Quartile Report divides students into quartiles based on their percentile. Following is a description of those quartiles:
- 4th Quartile: Those students who scored at the 75-99 percentile
- 3rd Quartile: Those students who scored at the 50-75 percentile
- 2nd Quartile: Those students who scored at the 25-49 percentile
- 1st Quartile: Those students who scored below the 25 percentile
The 50 percentile is considered on level.
In 2010-11, 86% of SMPS students taking the CTBS scored in the top quartile (3rd and 4th) while 14% of SMPS students scored in the lower quartile (1st and 2nd).
Assessment of Catechesis Religious Education (ACRE)
The NCEA ACRE test is given to students in grade 5 and grade 8 every March.
The 2001 edition of the NCEA ACRE continues to be a valid and reliable evaluation tool for religion programs. Evaluating the status of our religious education program at St. Michael Parish School requires that our teachers are attuned to the mission, goals and strategies inherent to the delivery of sound catechesis. Such an evaluation also calls for a thorough, regular review of our religious curriculum, teaching methods, instructional approaches and available resources allocated to accomplish our mission.
Click here to see SMPS results for the 2012 ACRE exam.
St. Michael Parish School
The Mission of St. Michael Parish School is to provide
on-going educational formation of all students
in the context of Gospel Values.
As a Catholic community we strive to elevate the performance
levels of all students. Challenging them spiritually, academically,
socially, and emotionally prepares students to be responsible
members of society in the 21st Century.
St. Michael Parish School calls all members to use their God-given
talents to live out their faith through stewardship
by serving God and others.
2009-2010 NCEA/ACRE Results:
80% of all fifth graders tested scored at the Advanced/Proficient Level
76% of all eighth graders tested scored at the Advanced/Proficient Level.
Additional Test Results
8th Grade Explore Test Results for 2009-10
8th Grade Explore Test Results for 2010-11
CTB Test Results for 2009-10
CTB Test Results for 2010-11
CTB Test Results for 2011-12