The results are quite clear! Students in Catholic schools in the Diocese of Erie score above their counterparts nationwide in all subject areas and all grades. Further, the longer students remain in Catholic schools, the better the achievement exhibited by those students.
Elementary and middle school students currently participate in a variety of diocesan testing.
- Stanford 10 Achievement Tests include testing for basic skills as well as skills requiring higher order thinking. Results of standardized testing are used to improve instructional practices, curriculum and programs for the students.
Learn more about the Stanford 10 Achievement Tests developed by Harcourt Educational Measurement.
- Writing Prompts are administered throughout the school year. The goals of the performance-based writing assessment are to improve the quality of student writing and to encourage the use of all modes of writing in the classroom and across the curriculum. The writing assessments help teachers strengthen their instruction of the writing process.
- The Exemplars Math Performance Tasks are classroom-tested, real-world problems that allow educators to assess students' problem-solving and communication skills.
- Diebels Assessments are used as a means to measure early literacy skills of students in kindergarten and first grade. These assessments are tools to help identify and meet the needs of individual students to become successful learners.