Reporting Student's Progress

Standardized Testing

All students in grades 1-8 take the Iowa Test of Basic Skills. Students in grades 3 and 6 take the Cognitive Abilities Test. ITBS results are given to parents by the middle of May.  The ITBS is given each year in April to assess where a student is at in his/her learning, in comparison with other students in the school and across the country, who are at the same age. The Diocese of Phoenix administers this test in all of its elementary schools to enable teachers to understand the individual learning of each child.

Report Cards

Report cards are issued electronically three times a year.  Parent conferences are held at the end of the first trimester. Additional conferences are held as deemed necessary by either the teacher or the parent.  Grades are posted regularly and electronic progress reports are accessible.  Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School uses the grading scale determined by the Catholic Schools Office of the Diocese of Phoenix.

94-100%    A    Excellent
85-93%      B    Above Average
75-84%      C    Average
65-74%      D    Below Average
<65%         F     Not Passing