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Articles from Vol. 43, No. 3, September/October

Assessment of Student Learning-An Asset for Faculty or Trivial Pursuit?
Good, meaningful, valuable assessment comes from good, sustained faculty conversation about teaching and learningThe reason why assessment has become important is due to a significant shift from resources to outcomes in the accreditation of academic...
A Teen-Friendly Model for Sharing the Themes of the Doctrinal Framework in a Parish Setting
Teens who do not go to Catholic high school are hungry for the lessons of faith and the friendship in the Lord that is among the Framework's overarching goalsI have an old but reliable lawnmower. Every Saturday it takes a few extra cranks on the starter...
Coming of Age: Celebrating Significant Anniversaries
A golden or diamond jubilee is an opportunity that should not be missed because it will be a long time before the next important milestone comes aroundBecause the bulk of Catholic schools in the United States were opened between 1945 and 1965, a significant...
Communicating Faith in a Digital Culture
Every summer for the past 18 years I have been co-facilitator for the Caribbean School for Catholic Communications in Trinidad, West Indies. Young adults join us from all around the Caribbean to explore how to cultivate their new media skills for communicating...
Cristo Rey Schools Collaborate to Benefit Students
All network schools agree to follow a standards-based, college-ready curriculumCollaboration. ..it's an overused word in the educational lexicon. But when it occurs in an organized, focused, sustained manner to benefit students, it works.The Catholic,...
Don't Just Rearrange the Deck Chairs: A Guide to 21st Century Catholic Education
A preschool-through-12 Catholic education collaboration model that works with accessibility, affordability and sustainabilitySt. Joseph Catholic Academy in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was founded July 1, 2010. The road to success was not...
Enter the Contest to Rename the NCEA ACRE
NCEA Religious Education Department invites all members to help in updating popular religious education assessment toolNCEA ACRE (Assessment of Catechesis/ Religious Education) is getting an update, including a new name. On Aug. 1, the NCEA Religious...
For 18 Years, Local Partnership Has Monitored the Health of Catholic School Athletes
Diocese of Fort Worth's partnership with the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine at the University of North Texas makes sure students are fit before joining after-school organized sportsFinding a lasting partnership can be as easy as talking to your...
Grading and Reporting in Catholic High Schools: Problems and Promise
A mishmash of learning evidence combined into a single symbol diminishes the reliability of grades as tools to address learning needsperhaps no regular duty of high-school teachers is as complex or carries as many implications as the practice of grading...
Lasallian Practices Offer Strategies for Understanding 21st-Century Students
Teachers can touch the hearts of students by designing educational experiences that are practical and relevant to individual lives"One of the main concerns of those who instruct others is to be able to understand their students and to discern the right...
Moving from Reporting Grades to Reporting Learning: Transparency in Process
How to move from a system of using numbers to report learning to a focus on learning as the ultimate goalParents have bragging rights when it comes to their children. When report cards come home the parent of the A student calls the relatives to report...
Nativity School Takes Positive Steps to Be a Welcoming Community
Cincinnati school revamps its new-family programs to ease transition into the school communityCatholic schools often attract new students because the school is like a small family. However, a challenge for newcomers can be that the school is like a small...
New Faces and New Places on NCEA Staff
During the summer NCEA welcomed new faces and saw familiar faces move to new places within the organization.Brother Bimonte Becomes NCEA Vice PresidentDe LaSalle Christian Brother Robert R. Bimonte, who had been executive director of the Elementary Schools...
Newly Ordained Priests Likely to Have Attended Catholic Elementary and High School
Annual survey shows that many were altar servers and involved in a parish youth groupFrom a USCCB news releaseRecent survey results released by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) reveal that in 2012 almost half of newly ordained...
Now Is a Good Time to Review NCEA's Statement on Accountability and Assessment in Catholic Education
In 2004, the board of directors of the National Catholic Educational Association approved a statement on accountability and assessment. This statement was developed initially by the association's staff and elected leadership groups in response to a request...
Public Policy and Political Action: Permissible Activities for Catholic Schools
The presidential election process is an opportunity to help students and their families understand the importance of engaging in the political process in a manner that reflects their commitment to their faith, justice and social responsibility"I the...
Random Thoughts about Evaluation
We promise excellence so we must provide excellenceIn the past many years, the United States education agenda has included serious conversations about evaluation- especially "high stakes" testing at the state and national level. Where are Catholic educators...
Revisiting an Inclusion Model for a Catholic School
Moving faculty from awareness of inclusion to implementation in the classroomMy research and dissertation, published in 2009, resulted in the development of a research-based inclusion model for a suburban Catholic elementary school. The study established...
Sioux City Diocese Takes a Strategic Approach to Sustaining Catholic Schools
By working through the local planning process, the diocese was able to foster better communication among schools, share common language and goals, build dynamic relationships, gain an understanding of each school's unique context and create a common...
Six to Receive St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Award in October
President's Award Presented to Loyola University Chicago ProfessorNCEA awards honor philanthropy, leadership and service to Catholic educationSix individuals will receive the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Award from the National Catholic Educational Association...
What Do Common Core State Standards and Catholic Schools Have in Common?
Many in the Catholic education community deem it better to be proactive rather than reactive and are adopting the standards in a manner that is consistent with their mission and cultureSince 1983, education reform has focused on standardsbased education...
When the Sisters Said Farewell: The Transition of Leadership in Catholic Elementary Schools
When the Sisters Said Farewell: The Transition of Leadership in Catholic Elementary Schools Michael P. Caruso, SJ Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, Maryland 2012, 155 pages, $24.95 ISBN 978-1-61048-653-8Despite the sweeping societal changes that characterized...
Who's Your Competition?
Are you aware that your Parish School of Religion (PSR) program is in a competition? Whether you are aware of it or not, evangelizing children has become something of a competition among churches in any given municipality, and whether you recognize your...
Year of Faith Begins in October
In his Apostolic Letter of Oct. 11 last year Porta Fide), Pope Benedict XVI declared that a "Year of Faith" would begin Oct. 11 this year and conclude on Nov. 24, 2013. The October date this year marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second...
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