Professional Development

The NCEA Professional Development team continually works to increase access to opportunities for the spiritual and professional growth of our members by ongoing collaboration, curation of resources and digital and on-site training.


  • Oneday Against Hate

    On October 1, 2018, we’ll come together in our neighborhoods, schools, workplaces, houses of worship, and communities to hold conversations of understanding, personal interactions that help us understand each other’s different life experiences and build bridges to deeper, more human connections.

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  • 2018 NCEA New Directions Assessment Conference - June 18-20, 2018

    The 2018 NCEA New Directions Assessment Conference (Assessment 2018) will provide top level education on how Catholic schools can implement a comprehensive assessment program to monitor student progress and inform decision-making regarding instructional programs. We invite you to attend!

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Religious Education Assessments

We are excited to announce that as of June 30, 2018, NCEA’s ACRE/IFG is being hosted on a new and improved platform built by My Catholic Faith Technologies. You may order assessment materials from My Catholic Faith Technologies for the next school year (2018-2019) by clicking on "More Information" below.

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Upcoming Events

2018 NCEA New Directions Assessment Conference Registration Now Open!


The 2018 NCEA New Directions Assessment Conference (Assessment 2018) will provide top level education on how Catholic schools can implement a comprehensive assessment program to monitor student progress and inform decision-making regarding instructional programs. We invite you to attend!

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Webinars

NCEA webinars cover trending and need-to-know topics relevant to your career in Catholic education. All participants will receive the recorded webinar and presentation files for reference and inclusion among other professional learning resources. For inquiries regarding webinars, contact Andrea Chavez-Kopp, Assistant Director for Educational and Formation Programs at akopp@ncea.org.

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Additional Resources

Assessment White Paper: Comprehensive Assessment Programs

Now more than ever, Catholic school thought leaders recognize the need to address the challenges facing Catholic schools. One of the biggest challenges is declining enrollment. In the United States Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schoosl 2017-2018: The Annual Statistical Report on Schools, Enrollment and Staffing, McDonald and Schultz reported that “Overall, the national enrollment decline since 2008 has been greater than 435,000, a 19.2% loss of the student population” and the decrease in number of schools is 1,026 or 14%.”

Moments of Grace: Embedding Catholic Identity into the Science Standards

This blog is the third in a series of three blogs from the Diocese of Owensboro on the rationale and process for the development of new Diocesan Science Standards embedded with Catholic Identity. The present moment in our shared story as Catholic educators is also a moment of grace; one in which we may break through to more comprehensive ways of thinking about science and religion; one in which life, and life more abundantly, will find a way.  It is not a call to arms, but rather a call to reconciliation between faith and reason, so that we may more effectively lead our students to live in wholeness and holiness in one sacred life community.

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Who Are Exceptional Learners
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