Standardized Testing & Resources
At Epiphany Cathedral Catholic School we believe being a student is about more than high stakes testing, it's about learning how to lead a life of purpose.
Beginning with the 2018-2019 school year, Catholic Schools’ students across the state of Florida began administering the Terra Nova Assessment. Prior to this recent change, the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) Assessment was administered. The Terra Nova Assessment is a nationally-normed standardized achievement test that compares your child’s academic achievement with other children’s achievement throughout the United States. In addition to taking the Terra Nova Assessment, students in grades two (2) and five (5) are also administered the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) that measures students’ general abstract reasoning abilities. In addition, students in grades five (5) and eight (8) are administered the IFG: ACRE Test (Information for Growth: Assessment of Catechesis/Religious Education) to measure achievement and understanding of our Catholic faith.
Utilizing these standardized tests allow teachers and administration to determine academic programs and needs of students. Test results are shared with students and parents at the end of each school year.
Epiphany Cathedral Catholic School strives to meet the needs of all students. Some students have special needs and require some modification or accommodation in the regular classroom setting. Service Plans document the modifications and accommodations to ensure student learning. Our Lead Resource Teacher will work with teachers, students, and parents to create a Student Success Plan.