St. Edward School principal and faculty are deeply committed to student achievement. Students have been taking NWEA(MAP) tests since 2010. This is a formative assessment which is designed to test students' grade level proficiency in Math, Reading, and Language Usage (vocabulary, writing, and comprehension). Students take the online test three times a year. Teachers use the results to identify areas in which students need additional support to improve their performance.
Once the areas of improvement are identified, teachers can differentiate instructional strategies to ensure that students understand the concepts and gain necessary skills. Our faculty is trained to use effective Response to Intervention Strategies(RTI) in their classroom. The improvement of our students in Math, Reading, and Language Usage is a testimony to the hard work of our teachers.
Recent analysis of data (after the winter 2016 testing cycle) revealed that over 50% of students in every class have made progress since the beginning of the school year in Math, Reading, and Language Usage. Some primary grades have improved over 95%, and in one class 100% of students have made progress.
We continue to work hard to ensure that all students perform at grade level in Reading, Math, and Language Usage. In addition, St. Edward School offers summer reading and math assistance (free of charge!!) to improve student performance.
Students make progress when they commit to spending 30 to 90 minutes each night at home on their homework. We thank parents for their support in assisting us with our goal of continuous improvement.