On April 6-9, 2015, The Warren School District will be hosting an AdvancED External Review Team that will be reviewing the system and a cross section of its schools to evaluate the system’s adherence to the AdvancED Accreditation Standards and to make a recommendation for AdvancED School System Accreditation.
To earn AdvancED School System Accreditation, systems must 1) meet the AdvancED Standards,
2) implement a continuous process of improvement, and 3) host an External Review team once every five years.
As part of the accreditation process, a team of trained professionals from across the state and nation, will be reviewing the WSD documents and performance data; interview system, school and community stakeholders; conducted on-site reviews to several schools; and observe system and school practices in action. The team will offer both, recognition of strong practices as well as areas for improvement to the system.
“AdvancED School System Accreditation is a rigorous process that demonstrates to our students, parents, and community that we are focused on raising student achievement, providing safe and enriching learning environments, and maintaining efficient and effective operations staffed by highly qualified educators,” stated Marilyn Johnson, superintendent of schools.
In two years, the system must report to AdvancED its progress in addressing the team’s Improvement Priorities. “We believe strongly that the AdvancED School System Accreditation Process will make us even better. Students win when the entire school system commits to examining all of its processes and systems to determine what more we can be doing to benefit the members we serve. This is the essence of the accreditation process,” said Marilyn Johnson.