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Curriculum

Academics

Technology

At St. Ann's, we recognize the importance of integrating technology into education to enhance student engagement and foster creativity in learning. In today's technologically-driven world, it's essential to align our educational practices with this reality.

Our students benefit from the use of tablets and laptops to support their learning journey. Each classroom is equipped with either a SmartBoard or Learning Panel which provide interactive tools for dynamic lessons. Through technology, our students have the opportunity to reinforce fundamental skills in math, reading, and other core subjects. Additionally, they utilize technology resources for research projects and assignments, preparing them for the demands of the 21st century.

We are proud to offer technology-based learning opportunities that empower our students to thrive in an ever-evolving digital landscape.


 

Assessment

St. Ann's Catholic School actively participates in The Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) assessment to evaluate student progress and facilitate academic growth. Administered to students from third through eighth grade, this benchmark test is conducted in the fall with the full battery administered to grades first through eighth in the spring.

The results of these assessments serve as valuable tools for educators and parents alike. They provide insight into individual academic achievements and areas for improvement and aid in the development of personalized learning plans and goal-setting strategies. It's important to note that these scores are not used for student promotion or retention but rather to support students on their academic journey.