Standardized Test Scores

Our rigorous coursework prepares our students well for the standardized tests that they are required to take.  We are very proud of the fact that our students consistently score the highest in the area (Ionia County plus Fowler and Pewamo-Westphalia).  Over 95% of our graduating students go on to college.  Our elementary and middle school students are tested with MAP tests; juniors and seniors take the ACT.

MAP Testing

Elementary and middle school students are tested three times a year using MAP Testing.  Student MAP testing results are reported in RIT scores (short for Rasch Unit). A RIT score is an estimation of a student’s instructional level and also measures student progress or growth in school.

At St. Patrick School, our students are tested in the following subjects:

  • K-2:  Reading and Math
  • 3-5: Reading, Math, and Language Arts
  • 6-8: Reading, Math, Language Arts, and Science


ACT Testing

The ACT is taken by high school juniors and seniors.   While many Michigan schools have switched to the SAT, we feel that it is in the best interest of our students to take the ACT.  St. Patrick School has been a closed testing site for the ACT test since 2017-18.

Friday, March 13, 2020



St. Patrick School is not in session until further notice due to the Governors ordered shut down.

While the school building is closed during the Governor’s ordered shutdown, we will continue with the education of our students via Google Classroom online (grades 6-12) and weekly assignment packets (grades K-8).

There will not be a pick up or drop off of educational materials on Monday, March 30.
Elementary students have received work to extend through April 3rd.  Secondary students will continue to receive lessons via Google Classroom. We hope students will be able to turn in all completed work when school resumes on Tuesday, April 14. Please note that teachers will not be sending any coursework or lessons during Spring Break.