As part of the Diocese of Sacramento, St. Theresa students in grades three through eight take online formative assessments four times a year. These formative assessments are based on the new Common Core Standards. Each quarter--approximately every nine weeks--the students take a brief benchmark test that has 22 questions in each, Math and Language Arts. By the end the year, the children will have been assessed on all of the new common core standards for their grade. Our students as a whole consistently score at or above the Diocesan average on these test. These tests are just one of the measures we use to guide instruction and to help individualize your child's education plan.