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A photo of students walking in the hall at Notre Dame Academy

Principal's Notes: STAR Testing

Three times annually, students take a brief assessment known as STAR. This very brief assessment generates a grade equivalent in both mathematics and reading.

This year we made the decision to post the scores on each student's PowerSchool page. If you visit their page and click on the icon next to their name you will see the scores. Scores are reported as a GE (grade equivalent). The grade equivalent (if the student is on grade level) should be 9.1 for 9th grade, 10.1 for 10th grade and 11.1 for 11th grade. Scores are correlated with the ACT benchmarks (see chart below). The ACT benchmark is the minimum ACT test score required for students to have a high probability of success in a class at the college level.  

As we work together if you have any questions please let me know. Learning loss is real, but by working together and reinforcing the importance of academics students
will continue to be successful.

STAR Grade Equivalent: A norm-referenced score that represents how a student's test performance compares with other students nationally.

Subject ACT
Benchmark

STAR
Grade Equivalent

English 18 10.1
Reading 22 12.9+
Math 22 8.4

Reminder: Tuesday was the last day for class changes. Per school policy, "After the first five days of class, students may withdraw (from a class), but will not be allowed to join another class in progress."

About Notre Dame Academy: Notre Dame Academy is located in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and is a co-ed Catholic high school founded by the Norbertine Order, Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and the Diocese of Green Bay. NDA’s distinctive history embraces the more than 120-year foundation of St. Joseph Academy, Abbot Pennings High School and Our Lady of Premontre High School. NDA offers a globally focused education with a leading IB Diploma Program. Its high-caliber educational community is focused on outstanding learning and creating a lifetime of opportunity for all students.