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St. Dominic uses the PBIS framework in the teaching of social competencies and in the development of a safe and effective school environment.  Our three school-wide behavioral expectations are:

Be Safe

Be Responsible

Be a Follower of Christ

"Be vigilant at all times and pray that you have the strength to escape the tribulations that are imminent and to stand before the Son of Man."

- Luke 21:36


Many tests will be teacher designed and administered as needed.  

The Iowa Test of Basic Skills standardized test will be administered in the Spring to students in Grades 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7.  The Cognitive Abilities Test is also administered in the Spring to students in grades 2 and 5.

Standardized test results are recorded in the office and used by teachers.  Results of standardized tests are sent to parents when made available by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

As mandated by the State of Ohio, EdChoice Scholarship students in grades 4-8 will take the English Language Arts and Math tests, along with any other subject/grade required tests, in the spring.  Students in grade 3 take the OAA Reading tests in the fall and spring.  Third graders on EdChoice Scholarships will be subject to the Third-Grade Reading Guarantee requirements and the retention provisions under (A)(2) of section 3313.608 of the Ohio Revised Code.

Students who have written Service Plans (speech/language or learning disability) are eligible to receive accommodations on standardized tests only if they receive the same accommodations during the regular classroom testing.  Accommodations can only apply to the subject area(s) covered by the written Service Plan.