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February 12, 2016

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Measuring Up

Along with all the schools in the diocese, and many across the country, St. Apollinaris administers the Iowa Test of Basic Skills in October each year to measure the skills and achievement of students from Grade 2 through Grade 8. Developed at The University of Iowa and backed by a tradition of more than 70 years of educational research and test development experience, the ITBS provides an in-depth assessment of students’ achievement of important educational objectives. Tests cover material in reading vocabulary and comprehension, language and grammar skills, mathematics computation and problem solving as well as social studies, science and critical thinking. The tests are administered early in the school year to serve as a diagnostic tool for teachers and parents.

2014-2015 Test Results

Below are the average St. A’s student scores for each grade:
ITBS report – averaged:
2nd grade – testing at 3rd grade level
3rd grade – testing at 4.5 grade level
4th grade – testing at 6th grade level
5th grade – testing at 7th grade level
6th grade – testing at 9th grade level
7th grade – testing at 11 grade level
8th grade – testing at 13+ grade level
We are extremely pleased with these scores. We also understand that scores are not the only way in which we hope our students grow. Spiritual, emotional, physical and academic growth, are important to the development of all our students. At St. Apollinaris Catholic School our commitment is to bring out the gifts and talents of each child, whether he / she is an artist, dancer, athlete, scholar, etc…


IOWA National Percentile Ranking Results
St. Apollinaris Catholic School



Percent of St. A’s students scoring higher than average (above the 50th percentile nationally):
Elementary (2-5)
All categories tested: 74%
Math: 66%
Reading: 74%

Middle School (6-8)
All categories tested: 82%
Math: 79%
Reading: 82%

Percent of high scoring St. A’s students (above 75th percentile nationally):
Elementary (2-5)
All categories tested: 33%
Math: 32%
Reading: 42%

Middle School (6-8)
All categories tested: 51%
Math: 52%
Reading: 52%