Standardized Testing

All Catholic schools in the Diocese of Pittsburgh, including Saint Kilian Parish School, will take the Iowa Suite of Assessments annually in September. Additionally, The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) is administered to students in Grades 2, 4 and 6 at this time and is intended to estimate students' learned reasoning and problem solving abilities through a battery of verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal test items. Test results are usually available to parents to review with their child's teacher during Fall conferences. Please click here for more information from the Diocese.

2018 Iowa Test Results
Tests taken at the beginning of the school year


English Lang. Arts



2nd grade

2.6 2.3 2.5

3rd Grade

4.8 4.2 4.2

4th Grade

5.3 4.7 4.9

5th Grade

6.6 5.8 6.1

6th Grade

8.3 6.9 7.5

7th Grade

10 8.6 9.1

8th Grade

13+ 12.3 12.8