In late September, the Iowa Tests of Basic Skills and Cognitive Abilities Test will be given to children in grades 3-8.
The results of these tests enable the teacher to know how her class stands in relation to general standards and how much progress a child has made since the previous testing.
If a teacher feels a child needs more testing over and above our capabilities, she will suggest that the parents have the child tested by an outside source such as the Special School District, The Archdiocese Testing Service, or private service.
Chapter and unit tests are also given, and these play a part in evaluating the progress of the student.
These may be prepared by the teacher or supplied by the textbook authors. Test results are communicated to parents through the individual students, at a parent conference, or through the report card.