Each of the Archdiocese of Louisville’s Catholic School curriculum frameworks is created by teams of content-area teachers and is updated on an established cycle. These frameworks contain performance standards that represent a cohesive set of expectations for all students. These standards define the expected learning objectives as well as the ways students will demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the essential concepts and skills for each grade level in a content area.
The information contained within the Archdiocese of Louisville Curriculum Guide (2020) gives schools the framework in which to design, implement, and assess curriculum. The charge for schools is to use the curriculum framework and other handbook information to identify desired results, develop collaborative strategies to achieve their goals, and create systems to assess student learning.
Combining a core curricular education with faith formation is essential to our teaching ministry in the Archdiocese. All of our schools in the Archdiocese are professional learning communities grounded in the Catholic faith.
Catholic Schools help students integrate religious values with knowledge and life experiences, fostering their God-given gifts and spiritual growth. We bring all learners to their full potential, leading students to prayer and worship, building community, and transforming the world.
Students in the elementary schools of the Archdiocese of Louisville transitioned from an achievement test, Terra Nova 3, to the NWEA MAP assessments measuring academic growth over a school year. MAP Growth assessments, first administered to students in grades 3-7 in fall 2019, measure growth in reading, mathematics, and language usage. The accompanying charts show growth for fall 2020–spring 2021 for all students in grades 3-7 in all areas tested.
Secondary Achievements and Class of 2020 Report Card
Please see the Curriculum Guide for detailed information. The guide also can be accessed through specific content areas for ease of use.Curriculum Guide
Click a link below to go directly to a specific section of the Archdiocese of Louisville Curriculum Guide.
- Religious Education Framework (2018)
- Language Arts Framework
- Math Standards 2019
- Science Framework
- Social Studies Framework
- World Language Framework
- Fine Arts Framework
- Physical Education Framework
- Library Media Framework
- Educational Technology Framework
- Early Childhood Education Framework