IFG: Information for Growth
Download the assessment software you need to take the IFG survey. We provide a version for Windows and a version for Mac OS X Operating Systems:
Register for Online Session
Register for a test session, so you can login to the software and take a test.
Documentation & Guides
Minimum requirements for testing devices.
IFG Survey Registration Guide - Online
Instructions for registering for the online survey.
NCEA IFG Installation Guide
Instructions for downloading and installing the software on approved devices.
NCEA IFG Administrator Guide
How to administer the online survey.
IFG Interpretation Manual
Guide for using the score reports.
The Information for Growth (IFG) survey is designed to assist individuals in evaluating their personal level of religious knowledge and spirituality. It also provides diocesan offices, parishes, schools, and adult faith formation program leaders with group data to use in planning ongoing faith formation initiatives.
This survey is centered on the six dimensions outlined in the U.S. Bishops' document, Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us: A Pastoral Plan for Adult Faith Formation in the United States: 1) Knowledge of the Faith, 2) Liturgical Life, 3) Moral Formation, 4) Prayer, 5) Communal Life, and 6) Missionary Spirit.
The score reports provide a summary of a person’s cognitive understanding of the six dimensions of adult faith in Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us as well as attitudes in these same areas. The reports provide references to the Catechism of the Catholic Church and the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church to encourage further study and growth.
Participants will receive an individualized and confidential score report. The group coordinator (if applicable) will receive a group score report. All reports are sent electronically via email.
When you participate in NCEA IFG survey, you are eligible for consultation services from NCEA. Call NCEA at 571-257-0010 any time you have questions about the IFG survey tools. Find updates and additional information at www.ncea.org.