Accreditation Visitations. Accreditation is… Accreditation is not…. Accreditation.
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You can see the basic information and then click on the ARCA link. The team can upload files, too.
There are three tabs to use. The link. The team can upload files, too.summary tab shows the school’s response to each benchmark.
The link. The team can upload files, too.questionnaire tab shows the details for each benchmark.
You can click on the evidence that is attached. link. The team can upload files, too.
You can see the superintendent’s response. The team then indicates their response and makes comments, as needed.
The committee reports, action plan, etc. are located on the indicates their response and makes comments, as needed.Forms tab.
Chairperson and two team members (more if larger school)
Chairperson from outside the diocese; Team members may be from within the diocese
Each team member reviews a different Domain
Team members review the Domain Committee Reports, Benchmark Ratings, Evidence, and Comments.
Observations and interviews are some of the first-hand evidence used to validate the benchmark ratings and action plans.
A team can always ask for more or specific evidence.
Meet with Pastor, Administration, Staff, Parents, and Students; Sample Questions
How are you involved with the students, staff, and administrators (5.5)?
Do you see Catholic identity, scripture, Catholic Tradition, and Catholic social teachings integrated into all subject areas (2.4, 2.5, 2.7)?
How do you see the staff as role models for the students (3.4)?
Observe each classroom for 10 to 20 minutes to validate level of compliance with specific benchmarks:
Mission statement visible 1.4
Catholic Culture visible 2.6
Role Model 3.4 / supports faith life 4.5
Instruction allows students to become evaluators, problem solvers, decision makers 7.3
Instruction prepares students to be excellent users of technology 7.4
Instruction addresses affective dimensions 7.5
Instruction engages and motivates all students 7.6
Is the goal specific and measurable?
Will the evidence demonstrate success of the goal?
Are a timeline, person responsible, and resources listed for the steps?
Taken as a whole do the steps lead toward success of the goal?
Angel Gabriel Catholic School faculty will use Catholic intellectual tradition to help students think critically about the world around them. Eighth graders will demonstrate an improved understanding of Catholic intellectual tradition and seventh graders will demonstrate an improved ability to debate by the spring of 2020 (2.5)
Angel Gabriel Catholic School will update our facilities management and technology plans so that we have an integrated set of planning documents that will enable the school to better use our resources. Through implementation of a new integrated plan, there will be a cost savings of 2% by 2018 and the ability to add $20,000 to upgrade technology in 2017. (12.1)
The visitation report is the teams response on each benchmark and a form that is uploaded on the Forms tab regarding the action plan and general comments.
Team arrives the evening before the visit and has an introductory meeting.
7:30 am Arrival at school / Introductions / Tour
Morning Meet with steering committee co-chairs Brief team meeting
Team work sessions
Lunch - Team meets with steering committee for clarifications
Meet with Pastor; Students
Meet with staff and teachers, as needed
Team work sessions
Evening Team dinner and work session
Drop Off Time Meet with Parents
Morning Talk with Diocesan Schools Office
Continue observations / meetings as needed
Team work sessions
Early Afternoon Team work sessions
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