This religious education program tool is designed to assess and identify the on-going formation needs of adults.Learn More
Helping Catholic schools and parishes assess how well their religious education programs are forming committed Christian disciples.Learn More
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Assessments can be accessed any time, any place, and from any device. Virtually thousands of users can participate simultaneously.
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The Information for Growth (IFG) survey is designed to assist individuals in assessing their personal level of religious knowledge and spirituality. It also provides parishes, schools, diocesan offices, and adult faith formation program leaders with group data to use in planning ongoing faith formation initiatives. The 2006 Revised IFG bases its blueprint on the Six Dimensions of Adult Faith Formation Content as outlined in the U.S. Bishops' document, Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us: A Pastoral Plan for Adult Faith Formation in the United States.
Online Assessment $6.00
Offline Test Booklet $2.00
Offline Answer Sheet $7.00
Adult Survey Instructions and Demo Code
ACRE is designed to assist in the evaluation of catechetical/religious education programs in Catholic schools and parishes. As a multilevel, age appropriate tool, NCEA ACRE is used in grade 5 (Level 1); grades 8 or 9 (Level 2); and grades 11 or 12 (Level 3).
The NCEA IFG: ACRE edition is based on the Catholic Church’s expectations for an organic, systematic, and comprehensive education in Christian discipleship. Currently, it is the only tool that provides national scores for comparison and processes for tracking religious education program data over time.
Online Assessment $3.50
Offline Test Booklet $2.00
Offline Answer Sheet $4.00
ACRE Level 1 Instructions and Demo Code
ACRE Level 2 Instructions and Demo Code
ACRE Level 3 Instructions and Demo Code
To receive credit for existing answer sheets follow these instructions carefully:
If you have ordered ACRE/IFG answer sheets in the past/have any left over from last year, please note that the old answer sheets are no longer compatible with the new ACRE/IFG scoring format. NCEA will accept any old ACRE/IFG answer sheets for a refund up to the amount that have been ordered from NCEA’s new partner My Catholic Faith Technologies. We will refund them at $3 per answer sheet and a .20 cent premium over the purchase price to cover the shipping costs to return them. This offer is only valid until 6/30/2019.
Please send answer sheets along with school contact information to:
National Catholic Educational Association
Attn: ACRE/IFG Answer Sheet Returns
1005 N. Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22201
* Be sure to download the Credit Cover Sheet (PDF) and include it when sending answer sheets to NCEA.