What is District Accreditation?
District accreditation is like a huge fulcrum that can leverage improvement across an entire district. There is no question that the school and the classroom are at the heart of teaching and learning. District accreditation, however, has the power to nurture and support individual school improvement, and the same time unify school improvement and align it with overall district improvement goals so that the district’s schools are moving in one direction together, on the same page.
District leaders engaged in AdvancED District Accreditation will:
- Take stock of themselves in relation to a set of research based quality standards
- Establish a vision, assess their current reality, implement and improvement plan, monitor progress and evaluate results
- Enhance best thinking with the insights and perspectives of an external review team.
AdvancED provides an effective engine for systematizing and maximizing district improvement efforts. Districts accreditation recognizes that increasing student achievement involves more than improving instruction. It is a result of how well all the parts of the education system – the district, school, and classroom – work together to meet the needs of students.
For additional information please visit the office website for AdvancEd.