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Bucks Catholic schools recognized for growth, exceeding potential


The Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Office of Catholic Education will recognize 62 parish and regional elementary schools as 2022 Archdiocesan Schools of Distinguished Instruction on Sept. 8.

Thirty schools will be recognized for growth and exceeding potential. Recognition for growth was determined by comparing the Normal Curve Equivalent (NCE) score from this year’s testing to the NCE examinations taken by students in the previous academic year. These schools were found to have exceeded 90% or above in all content area with a rate of potential between 76 and 90%. Saint Andrew School in Newtown achieved 100% in Growth and Exceeding Potential.

Recognition for exceeding potential was determined by analyzing the data from the ability testing (InView) and the achievement testing (Terra Nova) in which schools were found to have 90% of the classes meeting or exceeding their potential in all content areas at every level tested. In addition, 76-90% growth rate in all content areas at all grade levels.

Schools recognized for growth and exceeding potential include Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Elementary School, Doylestown; Saint Andrew School, Newtown; and Saint Ignatius of Antioch School, Yardley,

Schools recognized for growth include Holy Family Regional Catholic School, Levittown, and Saint Isidore School, Quakertown.

Schools recognized for exceeding potential include Nativity of Our Lord Catholic School, Warminster, and Saint Jude School, Chalfont.

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