Friday, October 21, 2016

Fall Map Testing

Lourdes Academy students in grades 2 - 8 recently completed the Fall NWEA (MAP) Measures of Academic Progress, exams. 

Each year, students in grades 2 and 3, complete MAP assessments for reading and math and students in grades 4 - 8, complete assessments for reading, math, language usage, and science.  Teachers have begun to use the results from these assessments in working with students to develop individual improvement goals and plans.

Individual student progress will be reviewed via the winter MAP testing session in December/January and again at the end of the school year in May.

Lourdes Academy Elementary and Middle School students consistently achieve  above the national averages for all subject area assessments and demonstrate consistent academic growth in grades 2 - 8.

For information pertaining to your child's MAP results, please contact his/her teacher. For general information about the NWEA MAP assessments, go to:

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Teacher and Administrator Professional Development

Lourdes Academy High School teachers participated in
a "Teaching in the Block Schedule" workshop on Sept. 21
Lourdes Academy students are not the only ones engaged in learning activities throughout the school year. Each year, our teachers and administrators participate in a variety of professional development activities designed to help them continue improving their instructional practices and our educational program offerings. These include on-site workshops during the afternoons of early student dismissal days, conferences, workshops, and graduate level courses. During the September 21, Professional & Program Development session, our elementary teachers participated in a math instructional workshop, our middle school teachers learned more about the student achievement reports and instructional resources available via the NWEA student MAP tests, and our high school teachers participated in a workshop that focused on implementing instructional practices and learning activities for the block schedule extended class periods. The next Lourdes Academy Professional & Program Development early dismissal date is Wednesday, Oct. 26.