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Quality Assurance Review Team Oral Exit Report School Accreditation Bayard Public Schools November 8, 2011
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School Accreditation Process
School Accreditation An international protocol for schools committed to systemic, systematic, and sustainable improvement Builds capacity of the school to increase and sustain student learning Stimulates and supports improvement and effectiveness throughout the school © 2010 AdvancED
7 School Accreditation Ensures all people, processes, departments in the school work in concert Strengthens efforts to meet accountability requirements Encourages growth beyond compliance to achieve excellence Promotes continuous not episodic improvement © 2010 AdvancED
8 Cornerstones of Accreditation Meet the AdvancED Quality Standards Engage in Continuous Improvement Demonstrate Quality Assurance through Internal and External Review To earn and maintain accreditation, schools must: © 2010 AdvancED
AdvancED Accreditation Standards for Quality Schools 1.Vision and Purpose 2.Governance and Leadership 3.Teaching and Learning 4.Documenting and Using Results 5.Resources and Support Systems 6.Stakeholder Communications and Relationships 7.Commitment to Continuous Improvement © 2010 AdvancED
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 required actions and next steps. Make an accreditation recommendation. © 2010 AdvancED
Activities of the Quality Assurance Review Team Interviewed Stakeholders Examined Artifacts Observed Practices and the Learning Environment Collected and Organized Data Engaged in Analysis and Deliberations © 2010 AdvancED
Interviews with Stakeholders During the on-site Quality Assurance Review, team members interviewed: – 12 Administrators & Leadership Team – 31 Teachers – 18 Support Staff – 18Parents and Community Members – 43 Students TOTAL Stakeholders 122 © 2010 AdvancED
Criteria Used to Arrive at 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; and Applied the criteria for accreditation. © 2010 AdvancED
The QAR Team The QAR Team delivers high quality feedback by: Assessing each standard, writing narratives describing evidence, highlighting strengths and opportunities for improvement Providing commendations that identify and celebrate significant accomplishments in meeting or exceeding standards Defining required actions to help improve school effectiveness and student learning Communicating findings orally and in writing Making an accreditation recommendation for review © 2010 AdvancED
Summary of Team’s Findings Commendations Significant accomplishments in meeting and/or exceeding accreditation standards and requirements Required actions Actions that will enhance school effectiveness and improve student learning; required actions must be addressed by the school as part of its continuing accreditation activities © 2010 AdvancED
Next Steps Written report of findings submitted within 30 days After receipt of the report, the school is expected to: Review and communicate the findings. Address the required actions. Monitor accreditation standards on an ongoing basis. Monitor strategies for improvement. Submit an Accreditation Progress Report detailing progress toward the required actions. © 2010 AdvancED
Commendations The Quality Assurance Review Team commends Bayard Public Schools for: – Updated facilities which enhance the climate and opportunities for student learning © 2010 AdvancED
Commendations The Quality Assurance Review Team commends Bayard Public Schools for: – Positive and supportive stakeholders including administration, staff, students, parents, school board members, and community members are clearly evident. © 2010 AdvancED
Commendations The Quality Assurance Review Team commends Bayard Public Schools for: – Technology is being integrated into teaching and learning. © 2010 AdvancED
Commendations The Quality Assurance Review Team commends Bayard Public Schools for: – Bayard Public Schools have created effective partnerships with various community organizations. © 2010 AdvancED
Commendations The Quality Assurance Review Team commends Bayard Public Schools for: – Bayard Public Schools have several avenues and methods to communicate with stakeholders. © 2010 AdvancED
Required Actions Involve a cross section of stakeholders in the continuous improvement process (CIP). © 2010 AdvancED
Required Actions Review and revise the action plan for the math goal by implementing research-based strategies. © 2010 AdvancED
Required Actions Recruit and support more teachers and students into leadership roles. © 2010 AdvancED
School Standards Rubrics Highly Functional © 2010 AdvancED The school is exceptional in its demonstration of the standard and exhibits practices not commonly found in other schools. A small percentage of schools have standards ratings at this level. The school is demonstrating the standard and using practices commonly found in other schools. Many schools have standards ratings at this level. Operational Emerging Not Evident The school is beginning to put in place the practices necessary to meet the standard but is not meeting it. Many schools have standards ratings at this level. The school has not put practices in place or beginning efforts to meet the standard. Some schools have standards ratings at this level.
Ratings by Standard © 2010 AdvancED StandardRating Vision and Purpose Governance and Leadership Teaching and Learning Documenting and Using Results Resources and Support Systems Stakeholder Communications and Relationships Commitment to Continuous Improvement Operational Emerging
Standards Evaluation © 2010 AdvancED 0 6 1 0
Evidence-Based Accreditation Accredited On Advisement Warned Probation © 2010 AdvancED Deny or Drop Accreditation x X
Accreditation Status Process © 2010 AdvancED QAR Team Provides Evidence via Report State Council Determines Status AdvancED Accreditation Commission Grants Term of Accreditation
Final Thoughts On behalf of the Quality Assurance Team, we extend: Our appreciation for your hospitality, support, and professionalism; Our respect and acknowledgement of the dedicated staff; and Our congratulations for completing the Quality Assurance Review process. © 2010 AdvancED
We believe in the power to transform. © 2010 AdvancED
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