Quality Assurance Review
While on-site, the visiting team of seven educators evaluates the school’s adherence to the AdvancED quality standards, assesses the efficacy of the school’s improvement process, identifies commendations and required actions to improve the school, and makes an accreditation recommendation for review by the national AdvancED Accreditation Commission. The QAR Team bases their evaluation and recommendation on the self-assessment reports submitted by the school, an examination of the evidence gathered by school staff; interviews with staff, students, parents, and stakeholders; and classroom observations. The school is notified of the team’s accreditation recommendation approximately one month after the visit. Based on the team’s findings, the school acts on their suggestions and reports progress to the AdvancED office annually.