AdvancED Performance Standards

AdvancED Performance Standards

Proven indicators of quality

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...

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, 
  • improve their...

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)....
School/System Quality Factors

School/System Quality Factors

Foundational elements for improvement

AdvancED’s approach to improvement is not a one-size-fits-all solution. Rather, it is a customized journey based on a set of factors where all institutions have the potential for transformation by focusing on changing processes, practices and actions to drive improvement. This approach will produce the evidence, outcomes and successes institutions seek.

AdvancED’s deep experiential base combined...