St. Raphael, like all Catholic elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Louisville, administers the MAP (Measures of Academic Process) K-12 assessment from NWEA. Students in Grades K-2 will take the MAP Reading Fluency assessment to measure fluency, foundational skills, and comprehension. Students in Grades 3-7 will take the MAP Growth assessments in Reading, Math, and Language Usage each fall and spring. Students in Grade 8 will take Reading, Math, and Language Usage in the fall and Algebra 1 in the spring. St. Raphael was recognized as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education in 2020 for its outstanding test scores.
Catholic elementary schools also administer the Assessment of Catechesis Religious Education (ACRE) to students in grades 5 and 8. ACRE provides questions to assess faith knowledge and questions related to religious beliefs, attitudes, practices, and perceptions to assist in the evaluation of religious education programs in Catholic schools and parishes. Catholic elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Louisville consistently perform at the proficient level on this assessment.