Iowa Test of Basic Skills Results
ITBS (Iowa Test of Basic Skills) testing is done in the fall for grades for 3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. Testing is done in the fall so that teachers can get the results and prepare course work according to the areas of weakness going forward in the year. This differs from how schools outside of the Springfield Diocese test in that they test in the spring to determine the results of the year. Therefore it is believed that if testing was repeated in the spring that our students test scores would be even higher than they currently are in comparison.
Here is a summary of how our students performed on these tests:
Looking at the 8th grade you will see that the 50th percentile is the average score. With our 8th grade class:
English Language Arts - 79th percentile (that means our 8th graders scored better than 79 out of every 100 students who took the same test.
Vocabulary - 76th percentile (better than 76 out of every 100)
Math computation - 82nd percentile (better than 82 out of every 100)
Total Math - 75th percentile (better than 75 out of every 100 students)
Grade 3 Scores
Grade 5 Scores
Grade 6 Scores
Grade 7 Scores
Grade 8 Scores