Bayard Public Schools Hosting NCA/AdvancED Accreditation Visit
November 04, 2011
On November 7th and 8th Bayard Public Schools will be hosting a Quality Assurance Review (QAR) team of seven professional educators. They will be interviewing many of our staff members, touring our school and talking to teachers, school board members, students, support staff, parents and administrators.
The QAR team will provide a report to the district that looks at the overall learning environment, student learning and engagement in the learning process, stakeholder support, instruction, assessment, and the overall commitment of the district to continuous improvement.
The report will provide feedback to the district that is aligned to the seven standards of accreditation. The AdvancED Accreditation Standards are:
Vision and Purpose – The institution or educational system establishes and communicates a shared purpose and direction for improving the performance of students and the effectiveness of the school/system.
Governance and Leadership – The institution or educational system provides governance and leadership that promote student performance and school/system effectiveness.
Teaching and Learning – The institution or educational system provides research-based curriculum and instructional methods that facilitate achievement for all students.
Documenting and Using Results – The institution or educational system enacts a comprehensive assessment system that monitors and documents performance and uses these results to improve student performance and school effectiveness.
Resources and Support Systems – The institution or educational system has the resources and services necessary to support its vision and purpose and to ensure achievement for all students.
Stakeholder Communications and Relationships – The institution or educational system fosters effective communications and relationships with and among its stakeholders.
Commitment to Continuous Improvement – The institution or educational system establishes, implements and monitors a continuous process of improvement that focuses on student performance.
For additional information about AdvancED and the accreditation process, please visit the AdvancED website at http://www.advanc-ed.org/.
We are looking forward to a great visit and to learning from the expertise of the QAR team.