|Kindergarten Readiness and School Readiness tests are administered to students at the end of Prekindergarten and Kindergarten. Tests are hand scored by teachers and results sent home to parents. Information from these tests assists in planning instruction for students as they move into Kindergarten and Grade One.
Mother Seton School follows the Archdiocesan Division of Catholic Schools guidelines for administering standardized tests. In the spring, the Stanford 10 (achievement) and the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT) are administered to students in Grades 3-8. Home reports are mailed to parents with the final report card if they arrive from the scoring service on time.
An information session is usually held in the fall to assist parents in interpreting test results. Parents may request a conference to discuss test results.
Test results are used by the faculty to plan for school wide improvement and assist in assessing student’s progress through the grades.
The National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA), Assessment of Catechesis Religious Education (ACRE) is administered annually to students in Grades 5 and 8. ACRE provides information about the students' knowledge of faith and their attitudes toward God, Church, family, and friends. Parent reports are not available for this test. Overall outcomes are shared during one of the regularly scheduled parent meetings.