Achievement Test

Students in grades 1-8 take the TerraNova achievement tests each spring. St. Mary’s consistently scores well above the national average in all areas of the exams.

The TerraNova, published by CTB McGraw Hill, tests students’ basic and applied skills in reading, vocabulary, language, spelling, mathematics, science, and social studies. The tests are administered nationally each year and are the standardized exams used by the Diocese of Savannah. TerraNova results show comparisons between our students and other students nationwide using nationally-based standards. St. Mary’s teachers utilize these results to identify students’ needs and achievements with regard to lesson planning. St. Mary’s school uses the aggregate scores to analyze curriculum strengths and weaknesses for internal review and improvement.