Board conducts QA review

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth High school board members filled out an AdvancED Accreditation Standards Review after its meeting Tuesday night to provide feedback for the district’s annual accreditations report.

The self-assessment is a quality assurance review, said Assistant Superintendent Steve Tunnicliff, who asked for the board’s input on the self-assessment forms. It is sort of a progress report following up on the district’s accreditation received two years ago from the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA), he said. NCA is an accreditation division of AdvancED.

Assessments are made for 63 line items in seven categories. Those AdvancED Accreditation Standards are:

Vision and Purpose — To establish and communicate a shared purpose and direction for improving the performance of students and effectiveness of the system.

Governance and Leadership — To provide governance and leadership that promote student performance and system effectiveness.

Teaching and Learning — To provide research—based curriculum and instructional methods that facilitate achievement for all students.

Documenting and Using Results — To enact a comprehensive assessment system that monitor and documents performance and uses these results to improve student performance and system effectiveness.

Resource and Support Systems — To have the resources and services necessary to support its vision and purpose and to ensure achievement for all students.

Stakeholder Communications and Relationships — To foster effective communications and relationship with and among its stakeholders.

Commitment to Continuous Improvement — To establish, implement and monitor a continuos process of improvement that focuses on student performance.

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