The ISTEP+ scores have been released, and parents are now able to access their student’s scores from last year. Please be aware that there has been much controversy over this one test, and you should not place too much importance on this score alone. The teachers carefully track the progress of their students with multiple assessments throughout the school year, and these results will give you valuable and helpful information. Our superintendent of the Diocese of Lafayette, Dr. Marie Williams, has written an excellent letter to explain some of the concerns about the ISTEP+ assessment and the risk of placing too much attention on one assessment. Please take some time to read her comments by clicking on the following link: Dr Williams Letter to Parents on A-F
As always, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the school for help. Thank you.
ALL families with children attending St. Mary Cathedral School are asked to please complete the parish online survey at the St. Mary Cathedral website at saintmarycathedral.org . It is critical to have the input of the school families in this survey. This is your chance to have a voice in the future plans for our school! Please complete by January 18, 2016. Thank you for your help!