Hillsdale County Intermediate School District Oral Exit Report Quality Assurance Review Team Education Service Agency Accreditation. ESA 2008-09. A Picture of AdvancED. World ’ s Largest Educational Community 23,000 public and private schools 30 states and Navajo Nation
Dedicated to Advancing Excellence in Education through:
A national protocol for education service agencies committed to systemic, systematic, and sustainable improvement
Builds the capacity of the ESA and its partners to increase organizational effectiveness and sustain student learning
Stimulates and supports improvement and effectiveness throughout the agency
Ensures all people, processes, departments and operations of the agency work in concert
Strengthens efforts to meet accountability requirements
Encourages growth beyond compliance to achieve excellence
Promotes continuous not episodic improvement
ESA Accreditation applies a systems approach to improvement. It examines how all elements of the agency work in concert for the benefit of improving learner performance.It looks for examples of systemic, systematic, and sustainable improvement.
Systemic improvement – using and aligning the interdependent functions within and across the agency to produce improvement
Systematic improvement – fostering improvement efforts that are regular and predictable at all levels of the agency
Sustainable improvement – maintaining improvements over time
Meet the AdvancED Quality Standards
Engage in Continuous Improvement
Demonstrate Quality Assurance through Internal and External Review
To earn and maintain ESA Accreditation, agencies must:
Meets the AdvancED Standards for Quality Education Service Agencies
Identifies and guides the implementation of a systemic continuous improvement process
Monitors all schools it operates through a quality assurance process
Prepares and hosts a QAR visit every five years
Schools It Operates
Meet the AdvancED Standards for Quality Schools
Implement the agency’s continuous improvement process
Participate in the agency’s quality assurance process
Determine the extent to which the agency meets the AdvancED standards.
Assess the efficacy of the agency’s improvement efforts.
Evaluate the effectiveness of the agency’s methods for quality assurance.
Provide high-quality feedback with clear recommendations and actionable next steps.
Make an accreditation recommendation.
TOTAL of 126 constituents and other stakeholders
Opportunities for Improvement
The Quality Assurance Review Team commends HCISD for:
for Quality Education Service Agencies
…helping schools, school systems and education service agencies improve student learning