Holy Trinity School measures student academic performance through the use of NWEA’s MapGrowth testing.
MapGrowth, an online standardized testing program, is given three times a year; early October, end of January, and end of May. The student scores provide real time information on individual student performance.
“Students take the test in October as a baseline, again at the mid point, and at the end of the school year,” said Dr. Adele Ellis, principal. “Teachers can use the data to make adjustments to the curriculum and to provide support or advancement for students based on individual scores."
The testing is given to grades 2-8 for mathematics, reading, language arts, and science. Student scores increased in all levels of learning with the exception of one, 8th grade reading, which was already in the highest range. Grade level score increases ranged from 1 to 3.5% in mathematics and reading.
"MapGrowth provides enriching data to help teachers pinpoint areas for improvement and concepts for the students who excel,” explains Mrs. Erinn Murray, Learning Specialist and Testing Coordinator.
Holy Trinity School, which has been open for full time in person learning since September with a remote learning option, is currently completing enrollment for the 21-22 school year. Several grades are on a waiting list.
“We are opening a third first grade classroom already, however, the interest for second grade is high, and we will be most likely opening a third homeroom for that grade as well,” said Dr. Ellis. "There still are a few Pre-K openings."
Since 1916, Holy Trinity School (336 1st St, Westfield) has provided a quality Catholic education to Westfield and the surrounding communities. A 2011 National Blue Ribbon and a Middle States accredited school, its mission is to educate our students to actualize their full, individual potential both spiritually and academically, while adhering to the tenets of the Roman Catholic Church. This will enable them to become responsible members of their families, high schools, churches, and communities in an ever-changing world.