St. Patrick Catholic School

122 West Street, Portland, MI   (517) 647-7551

Standardized Test Scores

Our rigorous class work prepares our students well for the standardized tests that they are required to take.  We are very proud of the fact that our students consistently score the highest in the entire area (Ionia County plus Fowler and Pewamo-Westphalia).  Over 95% of our graduating students go on to college.  Our elementary and junior high students are tested with MAPS tests; juniors and seniors take the SAT.

MAPS Testing

Elementary and junior high students are tested three times a year using MAPS Testing.  Student MAP testing results are reported in RIT scores (short for Rasch Unit). A RIT score is an estimation of a student’s instructional level and also measures student progress or growth in school. 


At St. Patrick School, our students are tested in the following subjects:

  • K-2:  Reading and Math
  • 3-5: Reading, Math, Language Arts
  • 6-8: Reading, Math, Language Arts and Science

ACT Scores

The ACT is taken by high school juniors and seniors. These scores reflect the scores of the St. Patrick students, who took the test in the spring of their junior year.  2015 was the final year that Michigan students took the ACT.

 MME Scores

The MME (Michigan Merit Exam) was mandated for all high school

juniors.  It was discontinued in 2014.



Updated Information

May 2017--The switch from ACT to SAT has not gone smoothly for many schools.  We feel that it is in the best interest of our students to return to the ACT next year; St. Patrick School will be a closed testing site in 2017-18.  Those scores will be posted as soon as they are available.