Testing Program

(Archdiocesan Policy 6010,7401)

Antonian shall test according to the guidelines established by the Department of Catholic Schools, which includes standardized tests of general achievement and scholastic ability. This is intended to provide Antonian and the Archdiocese with sufficient data for making realistic decisions about the future goals of the system, its individual schools, and individual students. Antonian administers the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS).


The required Archdiocesan testing program includes a standardized test of religion programs. NCEA ACRE (Assessment of Catechesis/Religious Education) is a religion program assessment, given in the 12th grade. It measures the religious knowledge, beliefs, perceptions, attitudes, and practices of students in elementary and secondary schools.