Standardized Test Scores

New for 2019…NWEA MAP

St. Margaret Mary students will be given the NWEA MAP assessment a minimum of twice a year beginning in the Fall of 2019.  This testing will be used to track student progress, align curriculum, and assess teaching and learning practices.

We are dedicated to creating well rounded students who excel across the board academically. We are always using the latest methods to track student progress and use the latest in teaching methods to help grow their knowledge and better prepare them.

Terra Nova Scores

Did you know that the Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Louisville typically score higher on the Terra Nova assessments than the national average?

St. Margaret Mary administers the Terra Nova 3 assessment each spring. Our scores exceed the Archdiocese of Louisville scores in reading, language, and math in all grades tested (3,5,7) year after year. Below is a comparison of the percentiles obtained by St. Margaret Mary and the Archdiocese of Louisville from testing done Spring 2019.

Grade 3
  • Archdiocese
  • SMM
Grade 5
  • Archdiocese
  • SMM
Grade 7
  • Archdiocese
  • SMM

High School Placement Test Scores

Students in grade 8 who wish to attend a Catholic high school are required to take the Catholic High School Placement test. The placement test helps Catholic secondary schools determine the most appropriate course work and academic path for meeting the needs of each student.

The chart below shows how our students have scored compared to the other test-takers.

  • SMM Students
  • Archdiocese Students