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1 District Accreditation
Building and Recognizing Quality School Systems Jefferson County Schools

2 All schools in Jefferson County have been awarded SACS Accreditation.
The accreditation process enables the school to analyze programming and develop strategies aimed at student achievement improvement. This year the district is pursuing SACS Accreditation. 2

3 Why Gain District Accreditation?
Assures the district is working toward continuous improvement Works to increase student learning and organizational effectiveness Stimulates, supports and examines how all parts of the school system work as a team Encourages growth to achieve excellence 3

4 Three Pillars The Cornerstones of Accreditation
Accredited Schools/Districts Must: Meet high standards Engage in continuous improvement Demonstrate quality assurance

5 7 Accreditation Standards
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 Talking Points AQSS book Chapter 3: Meeting Standards In their entirety, the AdvancED Standards create a comprehensive picture of a quality district and its operations. 5 5 5

6 Improvement Process Elements
What future are you pursuing ? What have you accomplished? Vision Profile Results What is your current reality? Monitoring What actions will you take to improve? Plan and Implementation

7 Quality Assurance Internal Review (mirror)
The district implements methods to monitor progress and determine effectiveness of efforts through TCSPP External Review (window) The district participates in a Quality Assurance Review every five years through SACS Accreditation 7

8 TCSPP Internal and Ongoing
Quality Assurance TCSPP Internal and Ongoing The district designs and implements a program of assessment practices and methods to monitor and document improvement provide meaningful feedback and support ensure standards are met and strengthened make certain there is alignment of efforts within the system The district collects and uses assessment data and results to determine actions 8

9 Quality Assurance External Review The Hallmark of Accreditation
SACS Review Every Five Years District hosts a visit by a national team of professional peers. That team: Evaluates adherence to the AdvancED quality standards. Assesses the efficacy and impact of the district’s continuous improvement process. Assesses the effectiveness of the district’s methods for quality assurance. Identifies strengths deserving of commendations and provide recommendations for improvement. Makes an accreditation recommendation for national review.

10 5-Year Accreditation Term
Submit Standards Assessment Report Constantly Assess Learn Improve Submit Progress Report Two Years After the Visit Host a Quality Assurance Review Team

11 Standards Assessment Report
Executive Summary of System Standards Section (for each standard) Narrative describing evidence Guided by focus questions Assessment of indicators and over-all standard Rubrics Description of Quality Assurance Methods Identification of Peer-to-Peer Practice Conclusion: General insights, Strengths and Challenges 11

12 Steps to District Accreditation
Applicant Submit Letters Complete Self-Assessment (TCSPP) Host a Readiness Visit Candidate Prepare For the Visit Host the Visit Accredited Act on Findings Report on Progress 12

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