ITBS Achievement Tests

Standardized test scores are key tools by which a school can measure and compare its effectiveness. At St. Paul, we are very proud of our Achievement Test scores. Our students have consistently scored well above the national average.

The Iowa Tests of Basic Skills Achievement Tests are given each year to students in grades 2 through 8 in March. This standardized test is designed to measure growth across all curriculum areas in achievement and critical thinking skills. Individual schools from across the United States complete the tests and are then ranked on a national average.

Star AR Reading

The STAR assessment is a computer-adaptive test that identifies a student’s reading level, and the Accelerated Reader (AR) program provides an assessment of reading comprehension skills.  These dual data-driven programs are used in grades K through 8 to help teachers, students, and parents monitor individual literacy skills and progress as students work toward becoming independent readers.