Objective #1

By the year 2013, Notre Dame High School students will demonstrate improved academic achievement as measured by:

Measurement #1

A 5% reduction in the percentage of students scoring below 40 on the PSAT critical reading, math, and writing skills assessments.

Baseline year: 2004-05 (junior test results)

  • 17% = the percentage of students who scored below 40 on the critical reading assessment
  • 20% = the percentage of students who scored below 40 on the math assessment
  • 11% = the percentage of students who scored below 40 on the writing skills assessment

Measurement #2

A 5% reduction in the percentage of students scoring below 400 on the SAT critical reading, math, and writing skills assessments

Baseline year: 2004-05 (junior test results)

  • 11% = the percentage of students who scored below 400 on the critical reading assessment
  • 13.5% = the percentage of students who scored below 400 on the math assessment
  • 6% = the percentage of students who scored below 400 on the writing skills assessment

Measurement #3

A 10% decrease each year over the next seven years in the average number of students on the weekly academic checklist*

Baseline year: 2004 – 2005

  • 140 = average number of students on the weekly academic checklist

A 10% decrease each year over the next seven years in the number of senior students who fail one or more academic courses

Baseline year: 2004 – 2005

  • 1 = the number of seniors who failed one or more academic courses
  • 2 = the number of courses failed

A 10% decrease each year over the next seven years in the number of junior students who fail one or more academic courses

Baseline year: 2004 – 2005

  • 12 = the number of juniors who failed one or more academic courses
  • 18 = the number of courses failed

A 10% decrease each year over the next seven years in the number of sophomore students who fail one or more academic courses

Baseline year: 2004 – 2005

  • 7 = the number of sophomores who failed one or more academic courses
  • 9 = the number of courses failed

A 10% decrease each year over the next seven years in the number of freshmen students who fail one or more academic courses

Baseline year: 2004 – 2005

  • 26 = the number of freshmen who failed one or more academic courses
  • 44 = the number of courses failed

* The academic checklist is a weekly report that lists the names of students who are failing one or more academic or minor courses. Parents/guardians of these students are notified of the failure(s) by letter and the students are denied participation in sports or other extra-curricular activities as specified by PIAA regulations and/or individual sport or activity policies.

Objective #2

By 2013, Notre Dame High School students will demonstrate an increase in self-respect, responsibility, publicly demonstrating their faith, and good citizenship as measured by::

Measurement #1

A 10% reduction each year over the next seven years in the number of students with an unexcused lateness to school 20 or more times

Baseline year: 2004 – 2005

  • 50 = the number of all students late to school 20 or more times
  • 19 = the number of seniors late to school 20 or more times
  • 18 = the number of juniors late to school 20 or more times
  • 6 = the number of sophomores late to school 20 or more times
  • 7 = the number of freshmen late to school 20 or more times

Measurement #2

A 10% reduction each year over the next seven years in the number of students absent from school 20 or more times during a school year.

Baseline year: 2004 – 2005

  • 51 = the number of all students absent 20 or more times during a school year
  • 13 = the number of seniors absent 20 or more times during a school year
  • 16 = the number of juniors absent 20 or more times during a school year
  • 12 = the number of sophomores absent 20 or more times during a school year
  • 10 = the number of freshmen absent 20 or more times during a school year

Measurement #3

A 25% decrease over the next seven years in the number of students who demonstrate at-risk behaviors in each of the areas of personal health and wellness listed below

Baseline year: 2004 – 2005

The following number of students surveyed reported that they:

Measurement #4

A 10% increase over the next seven years in the percentage of students who actively participate in liturgical and paraliturgical activities and events.

Baseline Year: 2004 – 2005

  • Retreat planners, choir membersCurrently 21% of the students (approximately 125 of a total 600 students) participate as lectors, gift bearers, r, and musicians at liturgical and paraliturgical services.