High school students at Catholic schools in the Diocese of Orlando scored higher on the ACT than students state-wide, with a composite score of 22.9 compared to 19.5 for the state. The ACT consists of curriculum-based tests of educational development in English, mathematics, reading and science designed to measure the skills needed for success in first year college coursework. Catholic students outscored students state-wide in all four subject areas.
Students attending Catholic schools, along with the faculty and staff, achieved the following during the 2014-2015 academic year:
- Test scores show students attending Catholic schools performed well above state and national averages compared to other students
- 81% of the students who took the ACRE (Assessment of Catechesis Religious Education) are advanced or proficient in understanding their faith;
- 99% of our high school seniors graduated;
- 98% of our seniors went on to college, having earned more than $27 million in scholarships;
- Our students gave back to their communities through more than 125,000 volunteer hours
- We continue to invest in technology, our faculty, and our facilities.
Catholic Elementary and Middle School Achieve High National Scores on 2015 Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS)
The ITBS is given to elementary and middle school students to test their understanding of key concepts. Fifty percent is considered average.
To view the Diocese of Orlando Iowa Test 2015 Reading, English Language Arts, and Mathematics Scores Compared to the Province and the Nation please click here.