Iowa Testing Scores 2017

Below is a summary of Sts. Peter and Paul School’s Iowa Assessments results in grade equivalent scores. Our students took the test in February 2017, therefore a fifth grade score that is right on target would be a 5.5 (sixth grade, fifth month).

Sts. Peter and Paul School students take the Iowa Test of Basic Skills yearly. The ITBS is a standardized test given to students in grades 2-8.  The ITBS measures achievement and critical thinking skills in Reading, Language, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, and Sources of Information.  The test is norm referenced, which means 50% is the average number students who get an item correct nationally.  The primary purpose is to measure individual student growth and to guide teacher instruction in all subject areas.  In addition to the ITBS, the 3rd, 5th and 7th grade students take the CogAT which is a Cognitive Abilities Test.

Language Math Social Studies Science Composite Score
Second 2.8 2.8 3.0 3.0 2.9
Third 4.3 3.3 3.6 3.8 3.7
Fourth 4.9 4.7 5.5 5.6 5.0
Fifth 6.2 5.3 6.6 6.1 5.9
Sixth 6.5 5.2 5.9 6.6 6.0
Seventh 10.2 7.6 9.2 8.8 8.8
Eighth 12.8 8.9 12.1 13+ 11.1