Technology - The technology program has grown dramatically over the past three years at Santa Maria School. Students in Kindergarten through Second grade have computer class once weekly for twenty minutes. In that class, the students learn the fundamentals of operating the computer as well as supplement their daily curriculum with the use of several programs. These programs include various tools to enhance projects such as stamping, painting, the drawing pencil and the spray can. Our west building networked computer lab with dedicated Internet connectivity is utilized continuously throughout the school week. Grades 3 through 8 have computer lab time once a week for 45 minutes in which the students learn new or different uses for technology. In addition, students use the lab for various classroom projects during the week. We are continuing the integration of technology into the curriculum for all grades.
Student Academic Performance - Students in grades three, five and seven are give the Terra Nova test of academic achievement. This is a standardized norm referenced examination given to all schools in the Chicago Archdiocese. The test is administered annually in March. Each subject area tested has multiple sub areas. Complete school scores are available in the school office. Scores listed: Average Estimated Number of Correct out of 100.
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