St. Louise School students in grades 2-8 take the MAP Growth tests each fall and spring. MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) is a computer adaptive test that students take nationwide, including students from most of the Catholic elementary schools in the Seattle Archdiocese. Please open the attached document to learn more about MAP and to see St. Louise students' scores as compared to the national average and the Seattle Archdiocese average.
Each spring, most 5th and 8th graders in the Seattle Archdiocese take the ACRE Assessment (Assessment of Children/Youth Religious Education). This test, published by the National Catholic Educational Association, is based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church and helps schools evaluate the effectiveness of their religion programs. No single evaluative paper and pencil instrument can measure a person’s faith or love of God. However, especially in the formative years, knowing where one stands in relation to knowledge of the faith and faith awareness can help engender a desire to know more about God and the Church. The goal of religious education is to foster a relationship with Jesus Christ that leads to maturity in faith. The ACRE is a tool to assist religion teachers in providing a sound, comprehensive religion curriculum.