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 score in the top 15% nationally on standardized tests. During the 2019-2020 school year, Catholic elementary schools transitioned from using the Terra Nova test to measure academic achievement to the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test. The MAP test is an online adaptive test used to measure the progress of students in mathematics, reading, and language. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, schools were not able to assess students with the full cycle of MAP tests, so the results to the right reflect the last year of testing results with the Terra Nova, Third Edition, during the 2018-2019 school year.
Elementary Grades K-8, Terra Nova, Third Edition Archdiocese of Louisville Catholic Schools 2019 Results
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