Acceptance into Saint Andrew Catholic School is based on a combination of the screening results, previous school records, the teacher observation form and, when needed, an interview with the parents.
The Kindergarten screening consists of five areas of development: Motor, Concepts, Language, Self-help and Social. The tasks sample typical developmental behaviors that children can readily demonstrate. Each area also provides a checklist of social/emotional behaviors that can be observed during the screening and is individually administered by an assessment team. The setting is a relaxed early childhood classroom in which many game-like activities occur simultaneously.
Grades 1–2 Screening
The admission evaluation assesses skills in many academic areas including counting, mathematical foundations, reading comprehension, listening comprehension, phonological awareness, and spelling.
Grades 3–8 Screening
The admission evaluation assesses skills in many academic areas including mathematical problem solving, reading comprehension, listening comprehension, spelling, and written composition. The writing component of the assessment evaluates grammar and punctuation skills, and the ability to organize and develop thoughtful ideas. We currently use the ISEE assessment from ERB Learning. You can find sample exams from ERB Learning online.