ACRE Testing

ACRE Testing

Assessment of Catechesis/Religious Education (ACRE)

The ACRE test is administered to all elementary students in 5th grade and in 8th grade in the Archdiocese of Denver.  The test is published by the NCEA (National Catholic Educational Association), and it is an assessment designed to strengthen catechetical/education programs.  Based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the most recent catechetical documents, the purpose of the ACRE is to evaluate the effectiveness of a Religion program.

Students are tested in the following 8 domains:

  • God

  • Church

  • Liturgy and Sacraments

  • Revelation, Scripture, Faith

  • Life in Christ

  • Church History

  • Prayer/Religious Practice

  • Faith Literacy

The Four Pillars are also tested:

  • Creed

  • Liturgy and Sacraments

  • Morality

  • Prayer

Nativity School’s 5th & 8th graders were administered the test in April, 2014.  Each student is ranked as Advanced, Proficient, or Needs Improvement; 87% of our  8th graders scored either Advanced or Proficient, and 100% of our 5th graders scored either Advanced or Proficient.  We are very proud of our students’ achievements!