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WASC Accreditation. Granada – Cycle 2. Goals of WASC Accreditation. How are the students doing with respect to the expected schoolwide learning results and curricular standards? Is the school doing everything possible to support high achievement of these results for all its students?.

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Wasc accreditation

WASC Accreditation

Granada – Cycle 2


Goals of wasc accreditation
Goals of WASC Accreditation

  • How are the students doing with respect to the expected schoolwide learning results and curricular standards?

  • Is the school doing everything possible to support high achievement of these results for all its students?


Why accreditation
Why Accreditation?

  • Validates the integrity of the school program

  • Ongoing improvement through strategic planning

    • Priority areas

    • Areas of strength and areas of growth

  • Assurance to the school community that the school’s purposes are appropriate and being accomplished


Accreditation cycle
Accreditation Cycle

Assessment

Planning

Implementation/ monitoring


Focus on learning
Focus on Learning

  • Clarify school’s purpose (ESLR’s)

  • Involvement of school community

  • Opportunity for

    • Analysis of actual program

    • Meaningful dialogue

    • Collaboration


Focus on learning cont
Focus on Learning – cont.

  • Analyze program using high quality criteria

  • Schoolwide action plan

  • Outside perspective (visiting committee)

  • Monitoring of progress


Wasc criteria
WASC Criteria

  • Organization for student learning

  • Curriculum and instruction

  • Support for student personal and academic growth

  • Resource management and development


Main tasks
Main Tasks

  • School profile

  • ESLR’s (graduation outcomes)

  • Progress report (2003-08 action plan)

  • Self-study

  • Action plan

  • Visit in April 2009


Eslr s
ESLR’s

  • What should students know and be able to do upon exit from the school?

  • What does it mean to be an educated person?

  • What is the most effective preparation of students for the future?


Self study
Self-Study

  • What should be?

    • ESLR’s

    • WASC criteria

  • What exists?

    • Data gathering

    • Synthesis

    • Growth needs


Collecting evidence
Collecting Evidence

  • Student work (what are the students doing and producing)

  • Student interviews and observations

  • Hard data and information (attendance, report cards, …)

  • Other interviews and observations


Committees
Committees

  • Home Groups

  • Focus Groups

  • Leadership Team


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