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NCEA Assessments

NCEA Assessments are designed to strengthen catechetical education programs. The Information for Growth Assessment for Children/Youth Religious Education assessment (IFG: ACRE) and the Information for Growth (IFG) Adult Faith Formation survey are tools to support effective catechesis for a lifetime of learning.

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NCEA IFG: ACRE Assessment


ACRE helps educators in Catholic schools and parishes know the strengths and weaknesses of their catechetical programs. This integrated assessment tool provides faith knowledge questions (cognitive domain) and questions related to religious beliefs, attitudes, practices and perceptions (affective domain). A multilevel developmental and age-appropriate tool, ACRE is used in grade 5 (Level 1), grades 8 or 9 (Level 2), and grades 11–12 (Level 3).

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Assessment Registration Guide – Online

NCEA IFG Adult Faith Formation Survey

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This tool is a self-assessment survey designed to assist individual adults in evaluating their personal level of religious knowledge and spirituality. Centered on the six dimensions of faith outlined in the U.S. Bishops' document Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us: A Pastoral Plan for Adult Faith Formation in the United States, this survey provides confidential reporting to participants via email and provides specific reference to learning materials to encourage further study and growth.

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IFG Survey Registration Guide – Online

Special Services

When you participate in NCEA IFG: ACRE assessments or an IFG survey, you are eligible for consultation services from NCEA. Call NCEA at 1-800-711-6232 any time you have questions about the NCEA IFG: ACRE and IFG tools. Find assessment updates and the brochure at

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