Beyond Multiple Choice — Thought, Language, and Assessment

Beth Sullivan Thought, Language, and Assessment SCT Flyer When Edward and Michelle Trudeau’s daughter, Anya, enrolled in St. Jerome Academy’s sixth grade after years of classical homeschooling, she was a bit nervous about her first standardized test. The format was...

Bringing the True, Good, and Beautiful into Math Class

Dr. Andrew Seeley When the Institute offers workshops on classical education or the Catholic intellectual tradition, math teachers seem to be the hardest to reach. Religion, Literature, Art, & Music teachers quickly recognize that their subjects provide great...

Teachers as Assessors

Classical Assessment, Yesterday and Today In a series of imagined dialogues, Blessed John Henry Newman, one the greatest authors of nineteenth century England, gave an account of his University’s entrance tests. These oral examinations sought to determine how well...

Creative Classical Assessment

David Szostak has been a 6th Grade Tutor at the Saint Thomas Aquinas Tutorial in Maryland while pursing a doctorate in Theology at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family in Washington, DC.   Most modern schools are obsessed with...

Exciting Students About Great Literature

By Andrew Seeley Jennifer Thomas has taught history and literature to high school and junior high students in Catholic schools for twenty-five years. During that time, including a three-year stint at an inner city diocesan school in the Oakland diocese, she has “never...