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Education institutions often have unique and varied priorities when it comes to engaging in a true, verifiable, third-party assessment of their quality. AdvancED has developed quality standards and processes that meet the unique requirements for:

  • public and private schools and systems,
  • education corporations,
  • ...

AdvancED Standards for Quality

There is no one type of school. Nor is there just one approach to teaching and learning. Yet regardless of a school’s size, location, philosophy or education model, it benefits from intensive, ongoing diagnostic reviews of its work, carried out by knowledgeable, well-trained, independent reviewers.

That’s why the AdvancED Standards for Quality require each school to be reviewed in a way that is appropriate to its...

Early Learning Accreditation

Clear Benefits

We know that children who receive high-quality early childhood education are better prepared to succeed in elementary and secondary classrooms. 

Children actively engaged in early learning programs: 

  • are more social, 
  • earn better grades,
  • require less or need no special education instruction later in school, 
  • improve their...

eProve Effective Learning Environments Observation Tool® (eleot®)

Sometimes understanding the big picture involves looking beyond the obvious. Sometimes getting to the root of strengths and weaknesses in the classroom requires asking strategic, in-depth questions and hearing honest answers. Are students immersed in positive learning experiences? Are they connecting content to real-life situations? How do they react to classroom rules and...

eProve™ surveys

Give Stakeholders a Voice

AdvancED surveys employ time-tested, research-based questions that produce useful, relevant results, empowering institutions to turn knowledge into practice.

Monitoring stakeholder perceptions helps institutions:

  • Engage stakeholders in continual communication
  • Use perception data for continuous improvement
  • Generate data and...

Index of Education Quality™ (IEQ™)

AdvancED Accreditation is not about earning a label for a one-time evaluation. Rather, it recognizes and supports the journey of continuous improvement. The Index of Education Quality™ (IEQ™) is a formative measure for placement on a continuum of performance, pinpointing areas of success as well as areas in need of support and/or focus.

The Index of Education Quality provides a...

Policies and Procedures

The AdvancED Accreditation Policies and Procedures represent the unified policies and procedures for accreditation from the AdvancED Accreditation Divisions:

  • North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI),
  • Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC), and
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).