The Iowa Assessments help determine how students are performing on nationwide standards, measuring achievement in Reading, English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. The exact tests will depend on grade level. The Cognitive Abilities Test measures thinking and problem-solving skills in three areas linked to academic success: verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning, and quantitative reasoning.
Standardized test scores are not the only measure of a school’s quality. These tests are designed to assess an individual student’s performance compared to all students nationally. They do not compare a school’s quality to other schools. Many other factors should affect your decision about which school your child should attend, including: educational philosophy, curriculum quality, teacher credentials, class size, location, cost, availability of resources, discipline policy, opportunities for parental involvement and communications.
High School Acceptance
Year after year, Cathedral graduates are regularly achieving acceptance rate to their families' top choice high schools.
Our graduating class attends many fine area high schools, including Calvert Hall College High School, Gilman School, Loyola Blakefield, Maryvale Preparatory, Notre Dame Preparatory, St. Paul's School, and St. Timothy's School.
In 2021, the 8th grade graduates earned an aggregate total of from Catholic and private high schools.