Testing and Evaluation
TFS conducts an annual standardized testing program approved by the Catholic Schools Office for Grades 3 through 8, including the appropriate North Carolina End of Grade/Course Program, Technology, and the Writing Assessment Test. The Superintendent of Schools and the Principal mutually determine the type of tests administered at TFS.
The present Diocesan testing program includes the Iowa Test of Basic Skills administered in Grades 3 through 8 and the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) administered in Grades 3, 5 and 7. TFS designates a testing coordinator responsible for working collaboratively with the Catholic Schools office to facilitate the required Diocesan required testing.
Incoming Kindergarten students are evaluated following admission and prior to matriculation so that TFS can identify and respond to student strengths and weaknesses intellectually, socially, emotionally, physically, and developmentally as they begin their TFS career.
ACCOMMODATIONS FOR STUDENTS WITH LEARNING STYLE DIFFERENCES
TFS is committed to ensuring that all admitted students succeed. In the event that a learning style difference is identified through a psycho-educational evaluation by a licensed psychologist, TFS will make reasonable accommodations for the student. However, TFS neither modifies its academic requirements nor alters its general course of study to meet special educational needs. For additional information on testing for possible learning style differences, parents should contact the School Counselor.
The TFS administrative team and teachers will collaborate with the parents/guardians of the students with identified special needs. If a student cannot be accommodated within the school program, every effort is to be made to help with placement in another school program beyond TFS.
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