TerraNova is a series of standardized achievement tests used in the United States designed to assess K-12 student achievement in reading, language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, vocabulary, spelling, and other areas.
During the spring of 2012, students in Grades 2-7 completed the TerraNova assessment, using the latest and new test version available, entitled TerraNova, Third Edition although Archdiocesan policy mandates that OLV administer the TerraNova assessment only to students in Grades 3, 5, and 7. Children were asked to compare and contrast, make inferences, synthesize information, and evaluate results of findings. The math test involved problem-solving strategies as well.
Standardized testing gives only one piece of the information that is needed to access the progress of each child’s academic and intellectual growth. After looking at the standardized test, balance them against the day-to-day progress in the classroom as reported by the teacher. In order for a child to be attaining at his/her appropriate grade level, the graph line should be at the 50 percentile. The class summaries that follow shows our children are achieving at, or in many cases, above, their overall ability levels. It shows that our teachers are teaching very hard and that our children are learning very well.
The school also received reports for the homeroom teachers indicating which children mastered various objectives and which ones need to work on particular areas. This report will also assist in curriculum in-service and development at Our Lady of Victory so that we can continue to meet the needs of educating children.
The following test results show above average scores and serve as a testament to the commitment to education and the outstanding quality of our students, our parents, and our teachers.