St. Agnes School is accredited by the Virginia Catholic Education Association whose accreditation process has been approved by the Virginia Council for Private Education as authorized by the Virginia State Board of Education. All teachers are certified and the majority have advanced degrees.

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Saint Agnes administers the following standardized tests:

  • Scantron Performance Series tests assess knowledge of specific subjects (grades 3-7)
  • Development Reading Assessment to assess reading (grades K-3)
  • Brigance Inventory of Early Development to assess readiness for Kindergarten
  • Phonological Awareness and Literacy Screening (PALS) to evaluate progress in spring of Kindergarten

The Scantron Performance Series tests are administered three times a year; in the Fall, Winter and Spring to students in grades 3 through 7. These tests are computer-adaptive online assessments that offer teachers an efficient, standards-based method to immediately diagnose student needs and inform placement and instructional strategy decisions. A few benefits include immediate results, the ability to demonstrate and quantify growth and to identify next steps. The three subject areas that we assess are Math, Reading and Language Arts. Below is a link to the Parent Pamphlet.

Scantron Testing Information

Since Virginia public schools use the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to measure achievement and student growth, Saint Agnes’ academic performance cannot be directly compared to the excellent local public schools.  To attract and retain students and teachers, Saint Agnes must be academically equal to these schools — and offer something more:  a safe and nurturing environment, spiritual and emotional growth, discipline, and a sense of community.

2018-19 Test Scores

Test  NPR School Average
World Language – Spanish   83
World Language – Latin   68
ACRE – Grade 5   85
ACRE – Grade 8   93
HSPT Reading   88
HSPT Math   85
HSPT Language Arts   90
Scantron – Grade 3 – Reading   74
Scantron – Grade 3 – Math   57
Scantron – Grade 3 – Language Arts   76
Scantron – Grade 4 – Reading   77
Scantron – Grade 4 – Math   80
Scantron – Grade 4 – Language Arts   86
Scantron – Grade 5 – Reading   86
Scantron – Grade 5 – Math   70
Scantron – Grade 5 – Language Arts   85
Scantron – Grade 6 – Reading   72
Scantron – Grade 6 – Math   78
Scantron – Grade 6 – Language Arts   76
Scantron – Grade 7 – Reading   83
Scantron – Grade 7 – Math   79
Scantron – Grade 7 – Language Arts   92