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An international institution that brings together three of the largest U.S.-based accreditation agencies: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) Who is AdvancED?
A quality assurance method developed over 100 years ago by American universities and secondary schools Today the accreditation process is used at all levels of education Distinguishes schools or school systems that adhere to a set of educational standards Distinguishes schools or school systems that adhere to a set of educational standards What is Accreditation ?
VISION We are committed to provide educational excellence for all. MISSION We provide the highest quality education so that all of our students are empowered to lead productive and fulfilling lives as lifelong learners and responsible citizens. Why Should Our District Pursue System Accreditation?
Evaluate Verify Improve….. An institution’s quality What Is the Goal of Accreditation ?
School Expectations Meet AdvancED Standards Implement a continuous improvement process Conduct Internal Review Host External Review (selected schools)
ASSIST * Web-based tool to submit: * Profile * Diagnostics * Assurances * Log in: www.advanc- ed.org/assist www.advanc- ed.org/assist * See the Quick Start Guide
Communicates facts about your school Location Grades Enrollment Head of Institution (Principal) Primary Contact (Lead Facilitator) * Maintain Demographics updated with current information School Demographics in AdvancED Site
For AdvancED, diagnostics refer to: Executive Summary Self Assessment (standards & indicators) Student Performance Stakeholder Feedback (surveys) What are “Diagnostics” ?
Preparing for Your School’s Internal Review USE A TEAM APPROACH
Identify an internal facilitator for the school Inform your school community Assign groups to evaluate standards Schedule meeting times & locations Review the M-DCPS System Accreditation Implementation Guide Planning for the Internal Review
A self assessment by school staff based on: * The AdvancED standards & indicators using the adapted concept maps document * Student performance data * Stakeholder feedback surveys Teachers, students, and parents What are the Components of the Internal Review ?
AdvancED Standards and Indicators Purpose and Direction Governance and Leadership Teaching and Assessing for Learning Resources and Support Systems Using Results for Continuous Improvement
Performance Levels (1-4) The performance levels are used to assess and evaluate each category for each of the standards.
Standard 1 Purpose and Direction The school maintains and communicates a purpose and direction that commit to high expectations for learning as well as shared values and beliefs about teaching and learning.
Standard 2 Governance and Leadership The governing body establishes policies and support practices that ensure effective administration of the school.
Standard 3 Teaching and Assessing for Learning The school’s curriculum, instructional design and assessment practices guide and ensure teacher effectiveness and student learning.
Standard 4 Resources and Support Systems The school has resources and provides services that support its purpose and direction to ensure success for all students. ***PreK is included in this standard***
Standard 5 Using Results for Continuous Improvement The school implements a comprehensive assessment system that generates a range of data about student learning and school effectiveness and uses the results to guide continuous improvement.