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Saint Rose School is accredited by AdvancED, the Catholic Diocese of Nashville, the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA), the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) and approved by the State of Tennessee.

Standardized Testing

Each year, all Catholic schools in the Diocese of Nashville administer the ITBS (Iowa Test of Basic Skills) to all students Kindergarten - 8th grade.

The Iowa Tests are nationally normed standardized tests that offer educators a diagnostic look at how their students are progressing in key academic areas. Available for K-12, the Iowa tests allow educators to trace student achievement growth continuously. These tests can be administered with the Cognitive Abilities Test™ (CogAT) to identify gifted and talented students as well as at-risk students who may need further assessment.

Saint Rose School also administers the following:

  • 3rd, 5th, 8th grade students take the Diocesan Religion Assessment
  • Cogat (Cognitive Abilities Test) are given to 3rd and 6th grade.
  • 4th - 7th grade take the Duke Tip

The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) is an aptitude test that measures a student’s general and specific cognitive abilities. It measures learned reasoning and problem-solving skills in 3 areas: verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal, which are closely tied to academic success. The CogAT is often used to identify gifted and talented students. It helps homeschool and private school educators understand their student’s cognitive strengths and weaknesses and learning styles. This testing tool is also used to identify at-risk students who may need further individual assessment. The CogAT provides predicted achievement scores when administered with IOWA Tests.

Curriculum Areas

The Diocesan curriculum guidelines, consistent with the State of Tennessee for secular subjects are followed for the
teaching of all curriculums.
The core subjects are:
  • Religion
  • Language Arts (Reading, Literature, Grammar, Spelling/Vocabulary, Penmanship, Writing)
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies (Includes Geography and History)
  • Science/ Health
  • Disciplines that are taught several times a week depending on grade level are: Music, Band or Music Appreciation, Art, Computer, Library, Physical Education, Spanish and 7th & 8th grade Electives.

Special Services

Saint Rose School believes that each student has potential and gifts that God has given him/her. The Special Services Program is designed to support children who are experiencing difficulty in the regular classroom or who qualify for enrichment. The goals of the Saint Rose Special Services Program are as follows:
  • To provide support for teachers in identifying specific academic needs of students.
  • To provide teachers with information about classroom adjustments necessary to meet academic needs of students who require extra support.
  • To provide appropriate testing and/or contact to public school officials when further evaluation or assistance is needed.
  • To provide individual and small group instruction for students who qualify.
  • To provide enrichment programming for students excelling in specific areas.