Instruction Model

St. Margaret Mary School provides instruction for children four years old through grade eight. As a Seton Catholic School, St. Margaret Mary’s instruction consists  of English language arts, math and religious instruction with a prioritized integration of technology in each classroom for 21st century learning. 

Catholic schools have a long-standing history of providing the highest quality education to students from all faith, ethnic and economic backgrounds. St. Margaret Mary School is proud to build upon that tradition while transforming programming and instructional practices to meet the needs of today’s students.

Assessment and Testing

St. Margaret Mary Catholic School uses the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment. Three times a year students in grades K5-8 are tested in math, reading and language usage. The testing data of each student is analyzed to determine strengths and weaknesses. Teachers create individual learning plans for each student.

In addition, our students participate in the Wisconsin Forward Exam. The exam is administered to students in grades 3-8 in English language arts and mathematics, in grades 4 and 8 in science, and in grades 4 and 8 in social studies. The Forward Exam is a computer-administered, summative assessment which provides information about what students know and can do in relation to the Wisconsin State Standards. It includes multiple-choice questions, short answer questions, and a writing prompt in the English language arts section.