It is important that those who support Catholic education in New Hampshire understand that we regard Standardized Testing as only one measure of success. In our schools, we strive to help each and every student succeed to the best of his or her own ability and capability. We teach problem solving skills certainly, but we also teach the underlying concepts of math and science, literature and social studies, religion and art. We teach our children how to discuss and evaluate ideas and how to apply sometimes challenging concepts to the world in which they live so that they can begin now to live as committed Christian citizens in their communities. A team of dedicated teachers and parents help to create just
the right kind of environment
for each student to achieve success.
THE NWEA MAP TESTs
The Diocese of Manchester has replaced the Terra Nova tests we used to use with these NWEA MAP tests. The Town of Derry, the Diocese of Boston and many other Catholic and public schools already use NWEA MAP tests with success.
NWEA MAP tests help determine your child’s instructional level per subject (Math, Reading, Language Arts)
and help measure academic growth throughout the school year,
and from year to year.
The test results do not replace or affect report cards or our grading system. Rather, teachers will use the test results to tailor instruction to your child’s level, to reinforce or challenge. Parents can use NWEA MAP test results to discuss and review instructional plans at teacher conferences. And students can also set their own learning goals.
All tests are online and administered
in the school's computer lab. Each test is expected to take an hour or less.
Arrangements may be made for students with special needs.
Please contact the school office or teacher to discuss.
For more information about the test and interpreting its results, visit NWEA's Parent Toolkit page at: