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MNSAA Accreditation January 2014 New School Training The Whole Learning School Sarah W. Mueller Executive Director. Candidat e Application. The Whole Learning School Provided Statement “Why Seeking Accreditation?” Statement of governing authority’s support

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MNSAA Accreditation

January 2014

New School Training

The Whole Learning School

Sarah W. Mueller

Executive Director

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Candidate Application

  • The Whole Learning School Provided
  • Statement “Why Seeking Accreditation?”
  • Statement of governing authority’s support
  • Projected timeframe (Spring 2015)
  • Programs seeking accreditation (Grades 3-12)
  • Signed by school & governing authority
  • Payment of application fee
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Candidate Application

  • Essential Standards Readiness
  • Mission & Philosophy statements
  • Curriculum Standards
  • Assessment of Student Learning
  • Health & Safety Requirements
  • Personnel
  • Governance
  • Financial Sustainability
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Achieving NEW Accreditation

  • A Model for The Whole Learning School
  • Year 1 – Develop Self Study
    • Profile & Narrations
  • Year 2 - SSP and Visit
    • Define visionary plan for future
    • Host onsite visit
  • Year 3-7 – Implement Plan
    • File Annual Progress Reports
    • Maintain Strategic Plan as living document
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Accreditation Status

  • Conditions on Accreditation May Apply
  • Public Statement
  • Provisional Conditions
    • One or more essential compliance components
    • Additional accountability required
    • Timelines and support provided
  • Provisional Conditions
    • Deficiency detracts from total
    • Failed to meet requirements
    • Violated policy
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Steps to Accreditation

  • Outline to Walk Through Process
  • Set up for Renewing schools
  • TWLS already completed Steps 1-2
  • Next Up
    • Develop Self-Study
    • Communicate
    • Plan
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Standards & Indicators

  • HANDBOOK– Section B
    • 1: Mission & Philosophy
    • 2: Teaching & Learning
    • 3: Climate for Learning
    • 4: Communications & Relations
    • 5: Personnel
    • 6: Leadership & Governance
    • 7: School Strategic Plan
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MNSAA’s Quality Standards

  • Take a LOOK at the Standards
    • MNSAA has 7 quality standards
    • Each standard is comprised of several criteria
    • Each criteria requires a ReflectiveNarration
    • Narration supported byPerformanceIndicators
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Essential Performance Indicators

  • Italicized Means Required!
    • Written Mission & Philosophy statements;
    • Written Curriculum Standards;
    • Subject Area Philosophies
    • Written Process of Curriculum Evaluation;
    • Philosophy of Assessment
    • Policy Handbooks;
    • Faculty & Student Handbooks;
    • Annual State-of-the School Report;
    • Etc.
  • Legal Requirement noted LR
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School Self-Study Report

  • HANDBOOK– Section C
    • The School Profile
    • Reflective Standard Narrations
    • The School Strategic Plan
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The School Self-Study Report

  • Getting Organized
  • Understand the Self-Study Requirements
    • (Profile, Standards Narrations, School Strategic Plan)
  • Establish a Steering Team (See Handbook C-1)
  • Develop Sub-Committees(See Handbook C-1)
  • Community-wide Ownership
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Part 1: The School Profile

  • Tells your school’s story
  • (Who you are; Who you serve; What’s been happening?)
  • Opens self-study report
  • Summary statement (3-5 pages)
  • History highlights
  • Demographic Study
    • Overview of students, families, and community served
  • Stakeholder perceptions**
    • Surveyprovides documented evidence
  • Student enrollment trends
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Part 1: The School Profile

  • Stakeholder Satisfaction Survey
  • Consider inexpensive electronic survey
  • Connect stakeholders to MNSAA standards
  • Invite honesty, but do not open door to inappropriate responses
  • Summarize data gathered in The Profile
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Part 1: The School Profile

  • School Profile Template
  • Available under School Resources on website
  • Template not required, but components are
  • Consider it an outline for posting your findings
  • Take a look!
  • Download from MNSAA website: www.mnsaa.org
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Part 2: Standards Narrations

  • Demonstrates readiness for accreditation
  • The heart of your school’sself-study
  • Defines what is currently happening at your school
    • Honesty matters! May find not all criteria are in place at your school
    • Equally important to find areas notin compliance
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Part 2: Standards Narrations

  • Quality of the Reflective Narrations
  • Do NOT merely restate the standard
  • Sets the stage for the onsite team
  • Professional document crafted by well-trained and highly skilled educators
  • Published!
  • Quality evaluated by team
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Part 2: Standards Narrations

  • Identifying Strengths & Challenges
  • Use findings to build summary for each standard
  • Process =
    • Subcommittee writes draft
    • Whole group reviews and adds ideas
    • Identify key strengths & challenges
  • CHALLENGES – Become the focus of the school improvement plan
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Part 2: Standards Narrations

  • Self-Study Narrations Template
  • MNSAA requires use of template
  • Personalize the template for your school
  • Available under School Resources on website
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Part 2: Standards Narrations

  • Don’t Forget Standard 7!
  • Not completed until after strategic plan written
  • Can be forgotten
  • Set a reminder to return to this before publishing
  • Essential component of the Self-Study
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Indicators of Compliance

  • Onsite team looks for supporting evidence for each narration.
  • Ask the questions:
    • “How do we comply?”
    • “How can we provide evidence?”
  • MNSAA requirements & ideas
  • Team observations & interviews
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Part 3: School Strategic Plan

  • Summarizes challenges identified
  • A roadmap for school improvement
  • Provide strategic direction + a plan of action
  • Needs to be a collaborative process
  • Key component of Annual Progress Report
  • Maintained as a “Living Document”
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Part 3: School Strategic Plan

  • MNSAA SSP Quality Expectations
  • Valid – Reflective of current needs of school
  • Connected – To self-study report
  • Supported – By wide body of stakeholders
  • Visionary – Not a checklist
  • Reasonable – Timeline manageable
  • Focused – On your students!
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Part 3: School Strategic Plan

  • Specific Framework Required!
  • Objectives – Where the school wants to be
  • Strategies – How the school plans to get there
  • Action Steps – What specifically the school is going to do
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SAMPLE

  • Objective: The school will provide a safe learning facility.
  • Strategy 1:A crisis management plan will be developed.
  • Action Steps:
    • A taskforce will be established.
    • The task force will review state guidelines and resources.
    • The task force will interface with local authorities.
    • Draft a crisis management plan for consideration.
    • Seek approval from board.
    • Implement crisis management plan.
    • Evaluate and adjust as needed.
  • Strategy 2:Explore extended day program.
  • Action Steps:
    • Survey families for need.
    • Determine space for program.
    • Research state laws.
    • Etc. – Continue to add action steps to reach goal.
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Part 3: School Strategic Plan

  • MNSAA Template Required!
  • Complete on electronic template
  • Download from MNSAA website
  • Word table - Able to revise
  • Ability to report progress to MNSAA
  • Take a look!
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Part 3: School Strategic Plan

Samples Available

Take a look at the Sample on the MNSAA Template!

Be sure to checkout our website for more resources: www.mnsaa.org

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Part 3: School Strategic Plan

  • INVOLVE STAKEHOLDERS!
    • Communicate Self-Study Findings
    • Solicit Input
    • Build Buy-In
    • Finalize with full school community
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The Onsite Visit

  • HANDBOOK – Section D
    • Guidelines & Responsibilities
    • The Onsite Visiting Team
    • The Team Report Template
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The Onsite Visit

  • Purpose of the Onsite Team Visit
  • To Validate
  • To Evaluate
  • Quality Expectations of MNSAA
  • Provide Objective Outside Feedback
  • Bottom Line
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The Onsite Visit

  • Thinking Ahead of the Visit
  • Budget considerations
  • Facility considerations
  • Technology considerations
  • Interview considerations
  • Team meet and greet
  • Organize your indicators
  • Clear your calendar
  • Advise stakeholders
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The Onsite Visit

  • The Team Report
  • The Team will determine:
    • Sufficient Indication of Compliance
    • Compliance with Concerns
    • Insufficient Indication of Compliance
  • Recommendations for Improvement
  • Commendations for Excellence
  • Take a look!
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The Onsite Visit

  • The School Responds
  • Visit closure
  • Communicate findings with stakeholders
  • Written response to recommendations
  • Template provided
  • Submit revised SSP
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The Appendix

  • HANDBOOK – Section E
    • Sample Timeline for Process
    • Curriculum Standards Requirement
    • SSP Sample
    • Fee Structure
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MNSAA Accreditation

January 2014

New School Training

The Whole Learning School

Sarah W. Mueller

Executive Director

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