Standardized Test Scores

Our rigorous class work 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 entire area (Ionia County plus Fowler and Pewamo-Westphalia).  Over 95% of our graduating students go on to college.  Our elementary and junior high students are tested with MAPS tests; juniors and seniors take the ACT.

MAPS Testing

Elementary and junior high students are tested three times a year using MAPS 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, 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.