CTB McGraw Hill Terra Nova, Third Edition, is a standardized test designed to measure achievement, monitor progress, and design instruction to promote the highest achievement levels in all students. Specifically, the Terra Nova reading test measures comprehension, analyzing texts, evaluating and extending meaning, and reading and writing strategies. The Terra Nova math test measures number relations, computation and numerical estimation and operational concepts, measurement, geometry and spatial sense, data analysis, patterns, algebraic process, problem solving and reasoning.
The Archdiocese requires testing amongst 3rd, 5th and 7th grades only. Here at Saint Andrew School, we like to closely monitor the development of every student. We believe that also testing in the even grade levels helps us tailor teaching plans per each student’s needs and progression.
In addition to the Terra Nova tests, we have administered the EXPLORE test to our 8th grade students. As a focused initiative to best prepare our successful middle school students for continued success through high school, EXPLORE results can inform our teachers to fine tune lesson plans to concentrate on specific areas for further development and instruction. EXPLORE is an insightful tool to assess academic progress, provide an early indicator of college readiness, help students understand and begin to explore career options and aid in developing a high school coursework plans that prepares them to achieve their post-high school goals. For the past few years, our achievement scores in Math, Reading, English, and Science have been well above the national norm.
Explore Test Results Fall 2012, Fall 2011, Fall 2010
|Test||St. A 2014||ST A 2013||St A 2012||St A 2011||St A 2010||Archdiocese of Chicago 2011||National Norm||
Explore test is designed to help eighth and ninth graders explore a broad range of options for their future. It prepares students not only for their high school coursework but for their post-high school choices as well.