Students in Grades 2 through 8 in the schools of the Archdiocese of Newark took the TerraNova, Third Edition in March 2015. TerraNova is a standardized achievement test published by CTB/MCGraw-Hill and is widely used by public and non-public schools nationwide to measure academic achivement. The schools of the Archdiocese of Newark administer the test annually to track student progress and to monitor the effectiveness of instructional programs. Individual and group achievement on the TerraNova assessment is reported in relation to a norming sample that is representative of the national population, thus enabling parents/guardians and educators to view aademic achievement in relation to the student’s national peer group.
The graph below shows the percent of St. Francis Academy students scores falling within each quartile range on the national percentile scale. The first bar shows the distribution for the national norm group with 25% of scores falling within each quartile. The bars representing St. Francis Academy show that the vast majority of student scores in each subject section of the TerraNova assessment are within the upper quartile of the distribution.
The 2015 national percentile of mean scores for each grade in each of the major content sections of the TerraNova, Third Edition are presented in the following graphs. The bars on the following graphs show the national percentile ranking of mean scores (NP of Mean NCE) for St. Francis Academy in relation to the NP of the Mean NCE for the Archdiocese of Newark. The line running across each graph at the 50th percentile shows the NP of the Mean NCE for the national norm group. NP of the Mean NCE scores for the St. Francis Academy exceed the national mean scores by at least 20 points!