Iowa Test of Basic Skills Results
Among the many reasons to choose Our Lady Queen of Peace School for your child’s PreK-8 education would be the exemplary standardized test scores earned by our students year after year. This year was certainly no exception. Our students take the Iowa Test of Basic Skills in 3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. We are able to track how each class does, and how they progress from year to year..
These are just a couple of examples of how all of our classes who took this test performed on these tests in the 2017-2018 school year. We strive to prepare our students for higher education, and these tests are proof that we are, indeed, meeting that goal year after year. We attribute the high performance of our students to a variety of factors. Our small class sizes and individualized attention per student, the daily ‘teaching’ time with few distractions, our curriculum that combines traditional methods of teaching with progressive methods, our interactive technology and STEM Program, and an emphasis on writing are among the factors that contribute to these scores. Our students from a young age learn the study skills they need to be successful as they get older. They also learn respect and tolerance for others from the time they walk into the building. Although we are a Catholic school, we welcome students of other faiths. If you would like to know more about us, walk through the school, or just become more familiar with us and our program, don’t hesitate to call the school office or come by at any time. We would love to show you why we are so proud of what we do at Our Lady Queen of Peace School!!
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 - 91st percentile (that means our 8th graders scored better than 91 out of every 100 students who took the same test.
Math computation - 90th percentile (better than 90 out of every 100)
Total Math - 84th percentile (better than 84 out of every 100 students)