November 9, 2016
The National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) has shared good news about the state of Catholic education in the United States.
Catholic school students outshine their public school counterparts across multiple disciplines. The 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), sometimes referred to as the nation's report card, reveals Catholic eighth grade students score:
- 12 to 20 points higher in math and reading
- 14 points higher in technology and engineering literacy
- 17 points higher in geography, history, and civics
Older Catholic school students, too, eclipse those in public schools. In addition to scoring higher than public school seniors on standardized tests, Catholic high school seniors are more likely:
- to graduate from high school (99%)
- to attend college (90%)
- to complete their degree program
To learn more, see
NCEA Parent News: A Catholic School Education Newsletter.