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SACS-CASI Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement FAMU DRS – QAR Quality Assurance Review April 27-28, 2011. PURPOSE. “ACCREDITATION” Why is Accreditation Necessary ? Certifies Quality Service

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SACS-CASISouthern Association of Colleges and SchoolsCouncil on Accreditation and School ImprovementFAMU DRS – QARQuality Assurance ReviewApril 27-28, 2011


Purpose

PURPOSE

“ACCREDITATION”

Why is Accreditation Necessary?

  • Certifies Quality Service

  • Required for students seeking enrollment in higher educational institutions


The quality assurance review

The Quality Assurance Review

  • Adherence to Quality Standards

  • Improvement Process

  • Methods for Quality Assurance

  • Commendations and Recommendations

  • Accreditation Status


Qar components

QAR COMPONENTS

  • REVIEW TEAM

  • SELF ASSESSMENT (SA)

  • REVIEW REPORT


The review team

THE REVIEW TEAM

Composition:

  • National-Certified Team Chair

  • Team Members with various expertise/experiences that fit the school’s needs.

    The Team Chair and Team Members are appointed by the

    State Department of Education.

    The school appoints a facilitator to coordinate the accreditation

    process.


Activities of the team

ACTIVITIES OF THE TEAM

Team Visit is scheduled for two days -

April 27-28, 2011

Activities:

  • OVERVIEW/PRESENTATIONS

  • INTERVIEWS

  • ARTIFACT REVIEW

  • OBSERVATIONS

  • PROFESSIONAL DELIBERATION

  • MEETING WITH ADMINISTRATION

  • REVIEW REPORT


Self assessment

SELF ASSESSMENT

To prepare for the SAC Visit, the school must complete a

comprehensive self-assessment guided by the AdvancED

Accreditation Standards for Quality Schools.

  • The Standards are the foundation for the accreditation process.

  • The Self Assessment must be completed and submitted to AdvandED at least six weeks prior to the QAR Team Visit.

  • A wide and broad cross-section of the school community should participate in completing the Self Assessment


Structure of the self assessment

Structure of the Self-Assessment

Seven AdvancED Standards

AdvancED Indicators

Questions

Rubrics

Evidence

Standard-Level Contextual Narrative


Procedures for completing the self assessment famu drs

Procedures for Completing the Self Assessment(FAMU DRS)

  • The entire faculty/staff and other stakeholders are to be involved

  • Seven committees have been established—one for each standard

  • An additional committee has been established to address Title I


Self assessment process

SELF-ASSESSMENT PROCESS

  • Collect and compile data

  • Scheduled committee meetings

  • Complete SA Worksheets

  • Review data collected

  • Make committee reports

  • Submit Reports and Executive Summary for review by the QAR Team


Advan c ed standards

ADVANCED STANDARDS

  •  Vision and Purpose

  • Governance and Leadership

  • Teaching and Learning

  • Documenting and Using Results

  • Resources and Support Systems

  • Stakeholder Communication and

    Relationships

    7.Commitment to Continuous

    Improvement


Purpose

Standard 1: Vision and PurposeThe school establishes and communicates a shared purpose and direction for improving the performance of students and the effectiveness of the school.

  • Commits to a shared purpose and direction

  • Establishes expectations for student learning

  • Learning is aligned with the school’s vision

  • Learning is supported by school personnel and external stakeholders

  • Expectation serves as the focus for assessing student performance

    The vision guides allocations of time and human, material, and fiscal resources.


Standard 2 governance and leadership

Standard 2: Governance and Leadership

The school provides governance and leadership that promotes

student performance and school effectiveness

Leaders

  • are advocates for the school’s vision and improvement efforts

  • provide directions and allocate resources to implement curricular and co-curricular programs

  • design program that enable students to achieve expectations for their learning

  • encourage collaboration and shared responsibility for school improvement among stakeholders

    The school’s policies, procedures, and organizational conditions

    ensure equity of learning opportunities and support for innovation.


Standard 3 teaching and learning

Standard 3: Teaching and Learning

The school provides research-based curriculum and instructional

methods that facilitate achievement for all students.

  • Curriculum is based on clear and measurable expectations

  • Curriculum provides opportunities for all students to acquire knowledge, skills, and attitudes

  • Teachers use proven instructional practices

  • Teachers provide opportunities for students to apply their knowledge and skills to real world situations

  • Teachers give students feedback to improve their performance


Standard 4 documenting and using results

Standard 4: Documenting and Using Results

The school has a comprehensive assessment system that monitors and

documents performance and uses results to improve student

performance and school effectiveness.

The Assessment System

  • Based on clearly defined measures

  • Assesses student performance on expectations for student learning

  • Evaluates the effectiveness of curriculum and instruction

  • Determines interventions to improve student performance

    The Assessment System provides timely and accurate information that

    is meaningful and useful to school leaders, teachers, and other stakeholders.


Standard 5 resources and support systems

Standard 5: Resources and Support Systems

The school has the resources and services necessary to support its vision and purpose and to ensure achievement for all students.

Sufficient human, material, and fiscal resources to:

  • Implement the curriculum

  • To meet the special needs of students

  • Employ and allocate staff that are well qualified for their assignments

  • Provide on-going professional development for staff

  • Ensure compliance with applicable local, state, and federal regulations.


Standard 6 stakeholder communication and relationships

Standard 6: Stakeholder Communication and Relationships

The school fosters effective communication and relationships with and

among its stakeholders.

  • Understanding, commitment, and support of stakeholders

  • Formal channels to communicate with stakeholders

  • Opportunities for collaboration and shared leadership among stakeholders

  • Solicits knowledge and skills of stakeholders

  • Communicates the expectations for student learning and goals for improvement to stakeholders

  • Provides information about students, their performance, and school effectiveness to stakeholders


Standard 7 commitment to continuous improvement

Standard 7: Commitment to Continuous Improvement

The school establishes, implements, and monitors a continuous process of improvement that focuses on student performance.

The School

  • Implements a collaborative and ongoing process for improvement

  • Improvement efforts articulate the vision and purpose

  • Improvement efforts are sustained and demonstrates progress

  • Engages stakeholders in the improvement process

  • Evaluates and documents the effectiveness and impact of the improvement process.


Correlation with title 1 requirements

Correlation with Title 1 Requirements

The school has conducted a comprehensive needs assessment,

which included a review of academic achievement data for all

students and assessed the needs of the school relative to Title 1

Requirements.

Several questions and indicators embedded within the Self

Assessment along with other questions that are specific to Title 1

must be addressed to show adherence to the requirements.


Review report

REVIEW REPORT

The Oral Report

  • Meeting with Administrators

  • Presentation to Faculty

    The Written Report

  • Within 20 days

  • Findings/Commendation/Recommendations


For more information

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Website:

  • www.sacs.org

    Mrs. Herring, FAMU DRS SACS Visit Coordinator or Mrs. Rivers, School Administrator, at 412-5930.


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