The mission of CatechismClass.com is to be the best online religious education provider for Catholics in the world. In order to achieve our missionary goal (cf. Romans 10:14), CatechismClass.com is devoted to producing world-class materials in perfect conformity with the Deposit of Faith. As the organization's goal is evangelization and catechesis, it bears a responsibility before Almighty God to ensure − to the best of its abilities − that all of its students have studied their materials adequately so as to learn and internalize the material. As such, CatechismClass.com has set for the following policy regarding passage of its programs.
CatechismClass.com requires students to complete all lessons with a score of at least 70% (unless otherwise noted-- see Sacramental lessons in particular for exceptions). Failure to score 70% on any single lesson will result in failure of the course. Students are able to, at the discretion of their parish, retake lessons until they pass the materials. Parishes also have the ability to set separate requirements for passage, which CatechismClass.com will accept in place of its stricter policies. Should a parish choose to offer different standards, a notification from the parish must be provided to CatechismClass.com for this purpose.
Students not studying with a parish that has its own passage policy in place on CatechismClass.com must follow the general CatechismClass.com Passage Policy which requires a 70% passage of all single lessons (except for Sacramental Prep lessons). Adult Faith Formation lessons also require all fundamental questions, which are explained later in this policy, to be answered correctly to pass a lesson.
Should a student fail to reach a 70% (or higher for a Sacramental lesson as indicated further down in this policy) on the initial attempt or answer incorrectly any fundamental question, the parent/student may contact CatechismClass.com who will allow a re-take of the lessons needed.
Students/parents should only contact CatechismClass.com at the end of all lessons in their course of study and not after just completing a few individual lessons in the program.
Should the student fail on the 2nd attempt to reach the passing score of 70% (or higher for Sacramental Prep lessons), he/she will need to write a short explanation explaining why the correct answer is true. The written responses will be judged by CatechismClass.com and can substitute for the failing score.
In addition to scoring a 70% on all lessons, CatechismClass.com requires certain questions in its programs to be answered correctly for a student to pass the program. Even if a student scores a 70% on all lessons but fails to correctly answer any of these questions deemed "fundamentally necessary for a Catholic," the student will need to re-take the lesson. Should the student fail the question on a re-take, he/she will need to substitute a short write up to CatechismClass.com explaining the correct answer. This will substitute for the failing test.
Fundamental questions are defined as those which contain doctrinal material and to which every Catholic must know, accept, and believe as a matter of course in the profession of the Faith.
After taking the quiz, the graded quiz for any lesson in the Adult Program will indicate which incorrectly answered questions are fundamental. These answers will be highlighted with an *asterisk* for easy identification and further study prior to retaking the quiz.
All elective courses require a 70% to pass. Students seeking a certificate of completion for the Adult Education program must take at least one elective from among the following, though taking more than one is allowed and commendable.
All lessons require a score of 70% or better; with no doctrinal errors as mentioned above. All lessons are reviewed at the same time when the entire Course is completed. At that time, the student asks for the Administrative Review.
Students must score 70% or higher on all lessons.