How Are Schools Accredited?


Friday, July 24th 2009, 4:19 pm
By: News 9


School districts must apply for accreditation from the state once a year. Schools are accredited using these classifications.

Accredited With No Deficiencies-All standards are being met.

Accredited With Deficiencies-A school site fails to meet one or more of the standards but the deficiency does not seriously detract from the quality of the school's educational program.

Accredited With Warning-A school site:
(A) Fails to meet one or more of the standards and the deficiency seriously detracts from the quality of the school's educational program; and/or
(B) Identified as a School Improvement School (to be implemented in school year 2008-09).

Accredited With Probation-A school site:
(A) Consistently fails to remove or make substantial progress towards removing all deficiencies noted the previous year; and/or,
(B) Consistently violates regulations; and/or,
(C) Deliberately and unnecessarily violates one or more of the regulations; and/or,
(D) Identified as a School Improvement School Year 3 or beyond (to be implemented in school year 2008-09).

Nonaccredited-The school site is no longer recognized by the State Board of Education.

If a school site is placed on warning or probation, the school board and administration will meet with a committee from the Accreditation Section to review their accreditation status. After the review from the committee, a determination will be made concerning warning, probation or nonaccredited status. The Accreditation Section will then present a recommendation to the State Board of Education.

Accreditation Report: See How Your School District Was Rated
The list only shows schools with deficiencies. If a school district is not listed in the document, it means it was fully accredited.

Accreditation Overview: Presentation to the State Board of Education
See the statistics on accreditation for the 2008-2009 school year.

Source: State Department of Education