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We are pleased to share this Spanish language version of the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools (NSBECS).  The original draft of Estándares Nacionales e Indicadores Para Escuelas Católicas Elementales y Superiores was developed by Academia Santa Monica in the Diocese of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Principal Raul Nieves and Superintendent Ana Cortés generously shared the document with the Catholic School Standards Project to make it available to other Catholic educators. The Barbara and Patrick Roche Center for Catholic Education at Boston College enlisted the services of several additional Spanish-speaking Catholic educators familiar with the NSBECS to serve as reviewers: Alberto Vazquez Matos, Angelica Iglesia, and Lucia Munoz. We are grateful to the drafters and the reviewers for producing a Spanish language version that conveys the content, substance, and style of the English language version with great fidelity.

In keeping with our commitment to make the standards and benchmarks available to all Catholic educators at no cost, the permission to use this Spanish language edition remains the same as for the NSBECS English language version.

When citing the Spanish language version, please use the following citation:
Ozar, L. A., & Weitzel-O’Neill, P. (Eds.). (2012). National standards and benchmarks for effective Catholic elementary and secondary schools. Chicago, IL: Loyola University Chicago, Center for Catholic School Effectiveness. Spanish translation: Matos, A.V., Iglesia, A., Munoz, L., Nieves, P., et al. (2014) Estándares Nacionales e Indicadores Para Escuelas Católicas Elementales y Superiores.


Download a copy of THE STANDARDS IN SPANISH here.



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