The Iowa Assessments help determine how students are performing on nationwide standards, measuring achievement in Reading, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. The exact tests will depend on grade level. The Cognitive Abilities Test measures thinking and problem-solving skills in three areas linked to academic success: verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning, and quantitative reasoning.
St. Joseph School ranks among the top performing schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Although test scores are not the only measure of a school’s quality, they are designed to assess an individual student’s performance compared to all students nationally. They do not compare a school’s quality to other schools. Many other factors should affect your decision about which school your child should attend, including: educational philosophy, curriculum quality, teacher credentials, class size, location, cost, availability of resources, discipline policy, opportunities for parental involvement and communications.
High School Acceptance
Year after year, 99% of our SJS students are attending their first choice of many fine area high schools including Calvert Hall College High School, Loyola Blakefield, Archbishop Curley High School, Mount Saint Joseph High School, Maryvale Preparatory, Notre Dame Preparatory, Mercy High School, Catholic High, McDonogh School and St. Paul's School.