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1 Fairmont Catholic Grade School Quality Assurance Review Team School Accreditation

2 World’s Largest Educational Community
A Picture of AdvancED World’s Largest Educational Community 23,000 public and private schools 30 states and Navajo Nation Department of Defense Education Activity 65 countries 15 million students 18,000 volunteers 3 million plus teachers 15 million students 18 thousand volunteers 3 million plus teachers 2 2 2

3 Dedicated to Advancing Excellence in Education through:
A Picture of AdvancED Dedicated to Advancing Excellence in Education through: Accreditation Standards, continuous improvement, quality assurance NCA CASI and SACS CASI are the accreditation divisions of AdvancED Professional Services Professional development, technical assistance, conferences, consulting Research and Innovation Publications, resources, tools, evaluation 3 3

4 School Accreditation A national protocol for schools committed to systemic, systematic, and sustainable improvement Builds the capacity of the school to increase and sustain student learning Stimulates and supports improvement and effectiveness throughout the school 4

5 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 5

6 Pillars of Accreditation
To earn and maintain accreditation, schools must: Meet the AdvancED Quality Standards Engage in Continuous Improvement Demonstrate Quality Assurance through Internal and External Review ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 6 6

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 review Interviews School visits Observations Professional deliberations Artifact review Reviewed the Standards Assessment Report, profile data, student performance results, improvement plans, and other documents. Interviews Conducted interviews with a representative sample of School stakeholders. School visits Visited a representative sample of schools in the School. Observations Made observations of how the School and its schools daily demonstrate adherence to the AdvancED Standards. Professional deliberation Shared 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 Team 12 Teachers 4 Support Staff 30 Parents, Board, and Community Members 18 Students TOTAL 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; and Applied the criteria for accreditation.

11 Summary of Team’s Findings
Commendations Significant accomplishments in meeting and/or exceeding accreditation standards and requirements Recommendations Actions that will enhance school effectiveness and improve student learning; recommendations must be addressed within two years of the visit

12 Commendations The 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 Commendations Graduates 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 Recommendations The 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; and Our congratulations for completing the Quality Assurance Review process.

18 Advancing Excellence in Education Worldwide
AdvancED School Accreditation for Quality Systems Advancing Excellence in Education Worldwide

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