St. Pascal Baylon Catholic School (Preschool through 8th grade) is dedicated to contributing to the total development of the child: spiritually, academically, socially, and physically. St. Pascal's School follows national academic and achievement standards. These standards provide a quality education in the core subject areas of Math, Language Arts, Reading, Spelling, Religion, Science, Social Studies, Technology, Music, PE and Art.

2016 Spring NWEA Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Assessments and Findings
MAP assessments are given to all K-8th grade students three times a year (Fall, Winter and Spring) and are used to measure a student's academic progress and growth in mathematics, reading, language usage and science skills. For the primary grades, these computerized tests provide teachers with an efficient way to assess academic achievement levels of early learners so they can spend more time teaching and less time administering individual diagnostic tests. The test results also provide information to guide instruction during the early stages of the student's academic career; and it identifies the needs of all primary grade students.

When taking a MAP test the difficulty of each question is based on how well a student answers all previous questions. As the student answers correctly, the questions become more difficult. If the student answers incorrectly, the questions become easier. The final score is an estimate of the student's achievement level.

The graph here includes St. Pascal's grade level results from 2016 Spring for NWEA testing compared to national norms. These grade level national norms provide references for comparing how grade levels of students within a school compare as a group, to the same grade level students in US public schools. The following St. Pascal's grades are ranked in the top 25% in the nation!
  • First Grade - Top 7% in Reading and top 14% in Math in the nation
  • Fourth Grade - Top 25% in the nation in Reading
  • Fifth Grade- Top 19% in the nation in Reading
  • Seventh Grade - Top 18% in Reading and top 17% in Math in the nation
  • Eighth Grade - Top 2% in Reading and top 1% in Math in the nation

Philosophy of Education
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St. Pascal Baylon School is built on an academically challenging curriculum for all our students. St. Pascal Baylon parents stress the importance of studying hard to help each child reach their academic potential. Due to the strong support from home, we are able to raise the academic expectations of our program overall. St. Pascal Baylon School offers our students a curriculum, which is well balanced and encourages critical thinking skills.

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