Imagine a culturally relevant and meaningful accreditation process for every institution. AdvancED recognizes that sometimes, you need specific criteria to ensure your institution fulfills and maintains requirements particular to your beliefs and principles. Numerous faith-based and specialized accreditation and school improvement organizations seek out partnerships with AdvancED for exactly that.
We accommodate various levels of partnership with these organizations. Some seek dual accreditation, others want External Review training and most use ASSIST to deliver unique content and manage the accreditation and school improvement process. In many cases, schools affiliated with both AdvancED and one of our accrediting partner agencies benefit from a unified accreditation process. Using the AdvancED Accreditation Protocol and Standards for Quality in conjunction with companion diagnostics and content provides additional distinctive cultural considerations and increases the level of relevance and impact of the process and standards.
This is not a group that comes in and tells you how to organize your data to help them do their work. AdvancED helps you learn how to interpret your own data and turn it into action to improve your schools. Their expert staff and external review teams are comprised of educators who understand what is working and not working in schools who have a respect for the privacy of data and what educators do.Michael Thurmond, Superintendent, DeKalb County Schools