At Queen of the Rosary all students learn through intentional instruction and deliberate interventions that are based on formal and informal assessments that are used to monitor, or assess, student progress.

Teachers routinely evaluate the performance of all students, paying particular attention to individuals whose scores and performance reflect inadequate progress. Teachers then implement evidence-based intervention strategies, including but not limited to use of calculators, computers, graphic organizers, preferential seating, extra credit, visuals, time extensions, organizational tools, reduced assignments, alternate testing, and regular and frequent home/school communication.

The faculty works collaboratively to ensure that all students reach appropriate levels of achievement. Both standardized testing data and classroom work samples are utilized: results are collected, analyzed, and shared among teachers in order to evaluate existing instruction and develop new instructional practices. Collected data, for example, is used for placement of junior high students in math and science.

Standardized Achievement Testing

Evaluation is a necessary component of whatever method is used to implement accountability, and accurate measurement is a prerequisite to evaluation. Measurement assists the teacher in determining if a program of instruction has achieved its objectives. One of the ways the school evaluates its programs is through standardized testing. Standardized tests can help identify various strengths and weaknesses of the individual student, thus assisting the teacher in individualizing instruction to meet the needs of the student.

In 2021, the Archdiocese of Chicago implemented a system-wide use of i-Ready Diagnostics for standards-based assessment to measure student growth in reading and math. In addition, i-Ready assessment also provides teachers real-time data to inform instruction. All students in grades K-8 will take the i-Ready Diagnostic three times a year: Fall, Winter and Spring.