Academic Excellence

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Academic Excellence 2017-12-13T22:50:33+00:00

Academic-Excellence.fwSt. 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

The In View also consists of the following Verbal Reasoning Tests:

  • Words: Critical Thinking and Logic
  • Context: Deductive and Inductive Reasoning

The Terra Nova Complete Battery of Tests includes:

  • Reading/Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Vocabulary
  • Language Mechanics
  • Spelling
  • Mathematics Computation
  • Word Analysis (K-3 Phonics

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.

St. Michael Parish School
Mission
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.