AdvancED is a continuous improvement service organization, offering a number of tools and resources, along with accreditation protocol. Institutions committed to high standards of education quality and continuous improvement value the independent third-party evaluation, validation, feedback, and insight gleaned from external experts through our protocol. Accreditation provides pivotal data and information to help propel the institution forward, as well as support and accountability to further elevate the institution’s quality and commitment to continuous improvement. Using a set of rigorous research-based standards and additional evidence-based criteria, our accreditation process examines the whole institution—the policies, programs, practices, learning conditions, cultural context—to determine how well the parts work together to accomplish the institution’s vision and meet the needs of every learner.
While achieving accreditation is clearly a mark of distinction, the real value is the customized continuous improvement process built at the local level to guide the institution’s improvement efforts. Beyond this, institutions also benefit by the following:
Please note that the school seeking accreditation must become an AdvancED Improvement Network (AIN) member.
What’s included in the AIN membership:
Research-based Tools and Resources: The AdvancED Continuous Improvement System, including the AdvancED Performance Standards, School and System Quality Factors, and a suite of aligned data collection and diagnostic tools, workbooks, and resources to help facilitate a meaningful data-driven improvement journey (Access to School and Systems Resources website, STEM Placement Guide and Accreditation Placement Guide).
Software License: One-year license for eProve™, including the Effective Learning Environments Observation Tool® (eleot®) and the ability to benchmark your institution’s survey, inventory, and diagnostic results against the AdvancED Improvement Network average, using AdvancED Certified Content templates.
Training and Professional Development:
Technical Assistance and Support Services:
Recognition/Designation: Rights to use the AdvancED Improvement Network membership seal
Once you’ve established membership, you will then have access to our eProve tools.
More information is available at www.advanc-ed.org.