The assessment instruments used in a catechetical program demonstrate help to a student’s literacy in the language and content of the faith. Catechists-teachers and administrators need to be careful not to interpret success on a religion test as a sign of a child’s faith. Equating the two is directly contrary to the purpose of catechesis as an element in the initiation process.
The Pflaum Gospel Weeklies Faith Formation Program provides an assessment program for its upper four levels—Promise, Good News, Venture, and Visions. For children in preschool, participation in activities and the class process will provide the catechist-teacher with all the needed assessment of progress. Weekly Review Templates, however, are available for all five levels of the program.
All assessments are available in both English and Spanish.