How Do We Accredit?
AdvancED views accreditation through a broad lens. While some regard the accreditation process as the means to the end—the coveted accreditation seal—we see the process as packing immeasurably more power to impact student performance and drive sustained continuous improvement. Through our research and global reach, we believe that institutions win when they embrace the accreditation process, and in so doing commit to a continuous process of improvement, meet strict quality standards, and demonstrate quality assurance.
The accreditation process must also be collaborative and comprehensive. The process yields the best results for schools and school systems, and ultimately for students, by uniting community stakeholders, including education experts who provide personalized assistance to institutions and educational systems. By bringing together all those who are invested in your school’s success, you build support for your vision and goals.
The AdvancED Accreditation Process is comprehensive, evaluating all the parts of your institution. The process focuses on your vision and goals, evaluates teaching and learning, and examines how results are documented and resources are allocated. The five AdvancED Standards are the foundation of the Accreditation Process and serve as your guide to continuous improvement.
Throughout the accreditation process, AdvancED provides innovative resources and tools and customized assistance to help institutions navigate the process of school improvement and maximize the effectiveness of their efforts.
Which accreditation model is right for you?
School Accreditation provides a guide to individual institutions and educational services agencies. System Accreditation is designed for school districts or diocesan. Corporations should consider whether they wish to individually accredit schools or if they wish to be accredited as a corporation.
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