Assumption Catholic Schools (ACS) strives to develop the whole child–spiritually, socially, emotionally, and academically. We prepare our students to be critical thinkers, collaborative problem solvers, and creative individuals who seek to better their world through service to others. When a student graduates from Assumption Catholic Schools, they are prepared to succeed, thrive, and lead in our dynamic 21st century world.


Assumption Catholic Schools prides itself on outstanding academics. Regular STAR Reading, STAR Math, and STAR Early Literacy assessments make sure that students are growing to their maximum potential. A national standardized test is given each year as determined by the Diocese of LaCrosse.

Religious Assessment

Students in grade 5, 8, and 11 take the diocesan religious assessment each spring.  This assessment focuses on knowledge, concepts, practices and attitudes of our Catholic faith.

Reading/Language Arts

STAR Reading and STAR Early Literacy are computer-adaptive assessments from Renaissance Learning that measure students’ reading comprehension, monitor achievement and growth, and track understanding of focus skills aligned to our learning standards. The use of Accelerated Reader guides students in their reading level to become stronger readers by creating goals and doing what it takes to reach those individual milestones.


STAR Math is an online adaptive assessment program from Renaissance Learning for math in grades K- 12, including basic math, algebra, geometry and statistics. Assessments are given multiple times a year to pinpoint individual growth areas. The use of Accelerated Math provides deep math practice at the unique levels students need in order for them to grow—from foundational skills to grade-level standards. It’s the key to mastering math: Building incremental confidence. Math Facts in a Flash is utilized on a daily basis in building incremental confidence. It’s the key to mastering math skills.

National Standardized Test

Students in grades 2, 4, 5, 6 7, 8, 9 and 10 take the Iowa Test of Basic Skills each year in the fall in all subject areas. This assessment is nationally normed.  Assumption Catholic School students score extremely well on this test annually.


Assumption Catholic High School students take the PLAN, PSAT/NMSQT, ACT Aspire and the ACT. ACT Aspire is a preliminary ACT and the PSAT is a preliminary SAT. The ACT Aspire is a very effective measure of progress from ninth to tenth grade and predictor of ACT scores for the junior and senior years.

ACT Aspire

All Freshmen and Sophomores take the ACT Aspire test twice a year. This test consists of English, Math, Reading, and Science.


Sophomores and Juniors may take the PSAT/NMSQT test if they choose. This test will focus on the knowledge and skills that current research shows are most essential for college and career readiness and success.


All juniors take the WI required civics test.


The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in: English, Math, Reading, and Science. All Juniors take this assessment.

In addition the students participating in the WPCP (Choice) program take the required Wisconsin Forward Exam in grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10.

Learn about our ACS Curriculum