Test Scores

COGATS (Cognitive Abilities Tests) is administered annually to students in third, fifth, and seventh grade.

ITBS (Iowa Tests of Basic Skills) is administered annually to students in first through eighth grade.  The table below shows grade level performance through grade equivalent; Example 2.6 represents Second Grade/Sixth Month.  The Composite score represents the total average of all subject areas tested.

2016 ITBS FORM E- Grade Equivalent (GE) Average

GRADE ONE

SCHOOL YEAR ELA Math Core Composite Social Studies Science Complete Composite
2016 2.3 2.3 2.3 2.6 2.6 2.4

GRADE TWO

SCHOOL YEAR ELA Math Core Composite Social Studies Science Complete Composite
2016 3.1 3.4 3.3 3.2 3.7 3.3

GRADE THREE

SCHOOL YEAR ELA Math Core Composite Social Studies Science Complete Composite
2016 4.6 4.3 4.4 4.4 5.0 4.5

GRADE FOUR

SCHOOL YEAR ELA Math Core Composite Social Studies Science Complete Composite
2016 6.8 6.1 6.4 6.4 7.1 6.6

GRADE FIVE

SCHOOL YEAR ELA Math Core Composite Social Studies Science Complete Composite
2016 7.8 6.9 7.3 7.5 7.8 7.4

GRADE SIX

SCHOOL YEAR ELA Math Core Composite Social Studies Science Complete Composite
2016 8.9 7.4 8.2 8.1 8.6 8.1

GRADE SEVEN

SCHOOL YEAR ELA Math Core Composite Social Studies Science Complete Composite
2016 10.8 9.4 10.1 9.7 10.0 9.9

GRADE EIGHT

SCHOOL YEAR ELA Math Core Composite Social Studies Science Complete Composite
2016 13+ 11.9 12.5 12.8 13+ 13+

The results demonstrate that Ave Maria Catholic School students, at a minimum, perform at the grade equivalent of one grade level higher than other students nationally and at the grade equivalent of up to five grade levels higher than other students nationally.