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Accreditation

Accreditation

Accreditation

Personalized

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 Performance Standards

AdvancED Performance Standards

Continuous improvement, resulting in success for all learners, is the goal of every institution. While the Improvement Journey for each institution may look different, measures of quality for learning and instruction are ever present. The AdvancED Performance Standards support this cornerstone by providing a set of evaluative criteria that lays the foundation for improvement planning and implementation....

Early Learning

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, 
  • ...
eProve eleot

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

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...
IEQ

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...

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).

These...