Presentation on theme: "World’s Largest Educational Community"— Presentation transcript:
1 Fairmont Catholic Grade School Quality Assurance Review Team School Accreditation
2 World’s Largest Educational Community A Picture of AdvancEDWorld’s Largest Educational Community23,000 public and private schools30 states and Navajo NationDepartment of Defense Education Activity65 countries15 million students18,000 volunteers3 million plus teachers15 million students18 thousand volunteers3 million plus teachers222
3 Dedicated to Advancing Excellence in Education through: A Picture of AdvancEDDedicated to Advancing Excellence in Education through:AccreditationStandards, continuous improvement, quality assuranceNCA CASI and SACS CASI are the accreditation divisions of AdvancEDProfessional ServicesProfessional development, technical assistance, conferences, consultingResearch and InnovationPublications, resources, tools, evaluation33
4 School AccreditationA national protocol for schools committed to systemic, systematic, and sustainable improvementBuilds the capacity of the school to increase and sustain student learningStimulates and supports improvement and effectiveness throughout the school4
5 School AccreditationEnsures all people, processes, departments in the school work in concertStrengthens efforts to meet accountability requirementsEncourages growth beyond compliance to achieve excellencePromotes continuous not episodic improvement5
6 Pillars of Accreditation To earn and maintain accreditation, schools must:Meet the AdvancED Quality StandardsEngage in Continuous ImprovementDemonstrate Quality Assurance through Internal and External Review______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________66
7 Purpose & Role of the Quality Assurance Review Team Determine the extent to which the School meets the AdvancED standards.Assess the efficacy of the School’s improvement efforts.Evaluate the effectiveness of the School’s methods for quality assurance.Provide high-quality feedback with clear recommendations and actionable next steps.Make an accreditation recommendation.7
8 Activities of the Quality Assurance Review Team Artifacts/documents reviewInterviewsSchool visitsObservationsProfessional deliberationsArtifact reviewReviewed the Standards Assessment Report, profile data, student performance results, improvement plans, and other documents.InterviewsConducted interviews with a representative sample of School stakeholders.School visitsVisited a representative sample of schools in the School.ObservationsMade observations of how the School and its schools daily demonstrate adherence to the AdvancED Standards.Professional deliberationShared findings and engaged in deliberations as a team regarding the School’s adherence to the AdvancED Standards.
9 Interviews with Stakeholders During the on-site Quality Assurance Review, team members interviewed:4 Administrators & Leadership Team12 Teachers4 Support Staff30 Parents, Board, and Community Members18 StudentsTOTAL of 68 stakeholders
10 Criteria Used to Arrive at the Team’s Findings When reviewing evidence to arrive at its findings, the team:Sought a school-wide perspective;Pursued evidence that could be corroborated through multiple sources;Examined the context and capacity of the school in relation to its vision, mission, and beliefs; andApplied the criteria for accreditation.
11 Summary of Team’s Findings CommendationsSignificant accomplishments in meeting and/or exceeding accreditation standards and requirementsRecommendationsActions that will enhance school effectiveness and improve student learning; recommendations must be addressed within two years of the visit
12 CommendationsThe Quality Assurance Review Team commends Fairmont Catholic Grade School for:The school has an overwhelming commitment by all groups of stakeholders to the vision and mission of the school, which truly guides the allocation of stakeholder time and fiscal resources.The school governance and leadership is outstanding. The principal has the trust and respect of all stakeholder groups which enables her to guide the school and empower teachers to take leadership roles. Therefore, faculty and staff are willing to go beyond normal expectations.
13 CommendationsGraduates of Fairmont Catholic Grade School are respectful, hard working, and disciplined students who are prepared for future personal and academic success.Technological resources are abundant and well used by students, faculty, and staff.The school’s employment of teacher aides in grades K-3 is noteworthy and contributes to the overall effectiveness of the classroom.
14 RecommendationsThe Quality Assurance Review Team recommends that Fairmont Catholic Grade School :Continue to develop and implement the work of the Trend Analysis and Application Committee as a means to systematically analyze test scores and modify curriculum and instruction.Analyze formal and informal methods of communications to ensure that parents receive the types of information they need to be current in their understanding of classroom and school level academic, faith development, community outreach, and extracurricular offerings as well as opportunities for them to become involved in the school.Conduct periodic parent surveys to assess areas of school improvement.
15 Next Steps Written report of findings submitted within 20 days After receipt of the report, the school is expected to:Review and communicate the findings.Address the recommendations.Monitor accreditation standards on ongoing basis.Monitor strategies for improvement.Submit the Accreditation Progress Report two years following this review.
16 Accreditation Recommendation The Quality Assurance Review Team recommends to the AdvancED Accreditation Commission that Fairmont Catholic Grade School be awarded NCA CASI Accreditation as a quality school.Once reviewed and approved by the AdvancED Accreditation Commission, the school is granted a 5-year term accreditation.
17 Final Thoughts On behalf of the Quality Assurance Team, I extend: Our appreciation for your hospitality, support, and professionalism;Our respect and acknowledgement of the dedicated staff; andOur congratulations for completing the Quality Assurance Review process.
18 Advancing Excellence in Education Worldwide AdvancED School Accreditationfor Quality SystemsAdvancing Excellence in Education Worldwide