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
Why is Accreditation Necessary?
The Team Chair and Team Members are appointed by the
State Department of Education.
The school appoints a facilitator to coordinate the accreditation
Team Visit is scheduled for two days -
April 27-28, 2011
To prepare for the SAC Visit, the school must complete a
comprehensive self-assessment guided by the AdvancED
Accreditation Standards for Quality Schools.
Seven AdvancED Standards
Standard-Level Contextual Narrative
7. Commitment to Continuous
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.
The vision guides allocations of time and human, material, and fiscal resources.
The school provides governance and leadership that promotes
student performance and school effectiveness
The school’s policies, procedures, and organizational conditions
ensure equity of learning opportunities and support for innovation.
The school provides research-based curriculum and instructional
methods that facilitate achievement for all students.
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
The Assessment System provides timely and accurate information that
is meaningful and useful to school leaders, teachers, and other stakeholders.
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:
The school fosters effective communication and relationships with and
among its stakeholders.
The school establishes, implements, and monitors a continuous process of improvement that focuses on student performance.
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
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.
The Oral Report
The Written Report
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Website:
Mrs. Herring, FAMU DRS SACS Visit Coordinator or Mrs. Rivers, School Administrator, at 412-5930.