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When citing the National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools, please use the citation below (presented in APA format), agreed upon by the editors, Lorraine A. Ozar and Patricia Weitzel-O’Neill, in communication with NCEA.

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.

When citing the Spanish language version, please use the following citation:
Ozar, L.A. & Weitzel-O’Neill, P. (Eds.) (2014)  Nacionales e indicadores para efectivas escuelas Católicas de primaria y scundaria. (Matos, A. V., Trans.)
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