Reports and Results

The Diocese of Columbus Office of Education mandates and oversees the administration of the Terra Nova achievement test and the InView cognitive abilities test in the fall of each year for students in grades 3-8. The school receives nationally-normed achievement scores and a cognitive skills index score for each student. The diocesan office subsequently provides its schools with district composite data so that individual schools can track performance in reference to district averages.

Students at Saint Brigid of Kildare School typically score above diocesan and national averages in both reading and mathematics. They also typically score within the top ten percent of students in the nation.

Because the InView portion of the Terra Nova standardized test provides a cognitive skills index score for each student, the data provided for each student includes both achieved scores and anticipated scores. The anticipated scores are predicted scores for each test that take into consideration each student’s cognitive skills index. Saint Brigid of Kildare students typically outperform their predicted scores. As an example, the eighth grade data from the most recent testing period shows that 95% of these students scored at or above their anticipated scores in both reading and math.

Also of note is the fact that Saint Brigid of Kildare eighth grade students show great growth over the five year testing period in their scores on both the achievement test (Terra Nova) and the cognitive abilities test (InView.) This leads to the conclusion that the longer a child is a student at Saint Brigid of Kildare School, the greater his/her academic progress and cognitive growth will be.