Hearts and Heads Together:
Assessing Knowledge of the Faith
This webinar is hosted by the National Catholic Educational Association.
Measuring students’ faith knowledge against catechetical standards is as important to Catholic education as measuring math or reading knowledge. The Archdiocese of Washington, DC, developed a curriculum guide for faith instruction called Forming Disciples for the New Evangelization and its companion Faith Knowledge Assessment. Join our curriculum and assessment experts to explore this approach to standards-based measurement of faith knowledge.
Scantron developed the Catholic Faith Knowledge Assessment to measure religious educational objectives. Scantron’s assessment solutions and services support core subject education and a deeper understanding of catechetical foundations using the same rigor and content we provide for public schools across the country. The Faith Knowledge Assessment applies the same level of rigor for religious education programs and other academic subjects.
Our solutions support both paper and online assessment on a wide variety of desktop and mobile devices, including most current popular browsers, iPad, Chromebook, and Kindle.
Supporting Existing Assessments
You may already have the content you need to support religious education across your dioceses and parishes. However, Scantron also provides cost-effective test scoring machines and forms so you can spend less time grading and more time teaching these important foundational concepts.
Learn more about the Archdiocese of Washington’s Scantron implementation.
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“We wanted to approach the teaching of religion in the same way we approached other subjects. We needed the same rigor, with real data that could inform instruction. Students in Catholic schools can come in to the computer lab and take the Faith Knowledge Assessment using the same online testing systems and processes that they use to take a Math or Reading assessment. We’re able to examine student understanding, both strengths and areas for improvement, by grade.”
“We get fast, efficient scoring that we can use to drive classroom improvements. [Previously], our data was not looked at carefully because it
was dated by the time teachers received it. [With Performance Series] we’re working with our teachers on implementing our growth culture. We’re setting SMART goals, informed by test results, because we can now see growth throughout the year. Scantron’s professional services team have been supportive and have provided excellent resolution to the few issues we’ve encountered. We almost feel like they’re part of our system, rather than an outside vendor—they just do what needs to be done.”
“By using Performance Series, we’ve gained back eight full days of instructional time—and we have the student score reports and instructional resources immediately…”