• Excellence with Integrity Catholic School Improvement

    To help Catholic schools increase enrollment, retention, and the quality of student experience in a focused, sustainable and systematic way, IEE assists with gathering and managing information about:

    Parent Priorities: Feedback from parents on the quality of learning, religious formation, school responsiveness to parents, financial value, and other aspects of school experience.

    College, Career, and Life Readiness: Feedback from graduating students and alumni about school impact on college and career competencies, support for individual growth, and other aspects of life.

    Quality of Teaching and Learning: Feedback from students and staff on the quality of academic instruction, character development, professional community, and school partnership with families.

    IEE's suite of Catholic School Improvement Surveys help highlight and communicate to the stakeholders the value Catholic schools are generating for their graduates.

    Read more about Catholic School Improvement Surveys »

    To speak to out team call 315-692-8054 or email us.

  • CEEA Surveys

    Culture of Excellence & Ethics Assessment® surveys for students, staff, and parents measure cultural assets needed for an academically engaging environment and a safe and supportive culture.

    Recognized as valid and reliable instruments by OSDFS experts, CEEA surveys are included in the federal School Climate Survey Compendium.

    Read about CEEA Surveys for schools »

  • EWI Curriculum Guides
    EWI Curriculum Guides

    Each volume in the 10 volume Excellence with Integrity Curriculum Guide series distills the theory, research, and practice needed for developing essential 21st century social, emotional, and character skills. Experiential hands-on activities and practical how-to guides contribute to deep student engagement and lasting impact.

    Whether you are a novice educator or a master practitioner, each Curriculum Guide provides what you need to create powerful learning experiences around essential skills needed for achieving Excellence with Integrity.

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    To purchase EWI Curriculum Guides please call 315-692-8054 or
    email us.

  • Projects at a Glance


    The Archdiocese of Philadelphia Schools engaged IEE to customize the IEE School Improvement Survey for Parents around the AOPS core values and continuous improvement process. The survey is used in 124 Elementary and 16 High Schools throughout the Archdiocese. IEE created an online portal for data collection and produced reports broken down by school, grade level, and county. IEE presented the survey results to principals and presidents and created tools and strategies for a continuous improvement process so that each school could identify the drivers and preventers of school success. IEE assessment and development tools continue to assist the Archdiocese in shaping data-driven school improvement habits, which are instrumental in its efforts to create a systemic culture of excellence.

    “The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is committed to a new growth mindset that moves Catholic education from hospice to hope. There is a clear path forward for a bright and vibrant future for our schools as we continue to partner with organizations like IEE. We have found that their work is perfectly aligned to our aspiration of equipping saints for life in this world and the next. IEE's laser focus on informative data as a tool for growth, has been invaluable to us as an organization.” ~ Christopher Mominey, Chief Operating Officer and Secretary for Education.

  • MercyCTE

    Mercy Career & Technical High School (Mercy CTE) provides an immersion project-based education to prepare students to enter the workforce or continue their education after graduation. Nurturing and empowering the whole individual, Mercy CTE opens doors and creates opportunities, providing contemporary job options and a non-traditional path to higher education.

    With a grant and matching donation, Mercy CTE has partnered with IEE to gather Culture of Excellence & Ethics Assessment data from students and staff, deliver the Excellence With Integrity Curriculum to students throughout all grade levels, and design a college and career certificate documenting the impact of this unique formation on its students. IEE has been working with Mercy CTE Leadership Team and whole-school staff on identifying areas of optimal performance and opportunities for growth, and delivering professional development around the competencies promoted by the EWI Curriculum.

  • Pittsford

    The Pittsford Central School District has worked with IEE for nearly a decade on a variety of projects. Through the first years of working together the district elected to adopt a Social Emotional Learning (SEL) framework of excellence and ethics, emphasizing performance and moral character. Our work has included professional development available to K-12 staff, assessment using the Culture of Excellence and Ethics Assessment (CEEA) surveys, and support or special projects for individual buildings. The district purchased the right to utilize Excellence With Integrity Tools for all nine schools. One of the first schools to work closely with IEE was Allen Creek Elementary School, which was recognized by the Character Education Partnership as a National School of Character in 2012.

    “We credit our work with IEE as a major factor contributing to the achievement of the NSOC award. Results from the IEE survey enabled our school to create focused, data-driven goals. Professional development and the implementation of IEE tools including the Touchstone, Compact for Excellence, Effort and Attitude Rubric and Goal Setting Map resulted in measurable growth in the targeted areas. These tools have been fully embedded into the culture of our school. It is how we do business, being our best selves and doing our best work.“ ~ Sue Gager, former PCSD school counselor.

    (Sue Gager was the school counselor at Allen Creek Elementary School from 1992-2015. Since her retirement in 2015, she works as a consultant for the Pittsford Central School District)

  • Livonia CSD

    The Livonia Central School District has implemented a range of IEE curricular, assessment, and professional development resources to assist in the district improvement efforts. IEE's Culture Assessment has been integrated as a component of annual benchmarking around the district's strategic planning goals. The district is using the Excellence With Integrity Tools and Curriculum Guides in K-12 classrooms in flexible and strategic ways based on the areas of need. In addition, Livonia utilizes the Excellence With Integrity Leadership Foundations within their athletics and extra-curricular programming. IEE has also delivered customized professional development experiences to K-12 teachers and staff to ensure in-depth, integrated, high quality implementation.

  • Kansas S3

    The Kansas Department of Education partnered with the IEE to apply for and utilize federal funding to develop safe, supportive, and engaging learning environments in high schools across the state. IEE developed a research-based curriculum, provided data analysis and reporting for ongoing improvement to schools, and trained a state-wide network of coaches. A multi-year experimental research study in over 50 Kansas high schools showed math achievement increases, reading achievement gap narrowing, and significant decline of suspensions and expulsions.

  • Tec De Monterrey

    The Tec De Monterey in Mexico partnered with IEE to provide parents with research-based strategies for creating an intentional character culture in the home as part of Il Congreso de Educacion del Caracter. Large numbers of parents heard Dr. Matt Davidson’s keynote presentation: “Some Hard Truths About and Some Practical Strategies for Creating an Intentional Family Culture.” The presentation was converted into a digital publication available free for use in Mexico, through other international partnerships, and across the United States.

  • SDCS

    The Catholic Schools in the Syracuse Diocese engaged IEE to create a parent feedback survey. The survey results and the process of reflecting on them were then used to assist the Diocese in implementation of its decentralization initiative. IEE worked with the school leaders and parents to update mission and vision documents, to create strategic plans, and develop policies and procedures to ensure an intentional culture of excellence and ethics.