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Purpose of Systems Accreditation

The Strategic Plan for Catholic Schools (2013-2016) approved by the Archdiocese of Chicago School Board adopts a school improvement process that leads to district-wide accreditation. This AdvancED accreditation process is used at all levels of education, and is recognized for its ability to effectively drive student performance and continuous improvement. The Systems Accreditation designed for Catholic school systems will align us with the AdvancED Standards. This approach to continuous school improvement confirms quality assurance in the systematic review of our educational programs to ensure that acceptable standards of Catholic identity, education, scholarship, and infrastructure are maintained. Each year schools will collect and analyze data, set goals, plan, implement, and evaluate their school improvement efforts. This ongoing continuous review and evaluation of activities leads to authentic school improvement.

Beginning in Academic Year 2013-2014, schools under the governance of the Archdiocese of Chicago began working to meet the AdvancED Standards as one system, developing a common language for school improvement.

School Improvement Review Cycle

This table identifies the year schools will be visited either by the AdvancED External Review Team or by an AoC Review Team.

2015 2016
2017 2018
2019  

Archdiocese of Chicago Improvement Priorities: download pdf

Archdiocese of Chicago Accreditation Handbook

Accreditation Handbook              download pdf

School Responsibilities for Academic Year 2016-2017

Timeline for the Internal Review  download pdf
  1. Update "School Profile" in ASSIST (principal and teacher-chair names) by Friday, September 9, 2016.
  2. Evaluate the 2015-2016 Continual School Improvement Plan and create the 2016-2017 Continuous School Improvement Plan by Friday, September 9, 2016.
  3. Update the Executive Summary by Friday, September 9, 2016.
  4. Create Student Performance Diagnostic by Friday, November 11, 2016.
  5. Administer and collect AdvancED Stakeholder Feedback Satisfaction. Survey window administration: Tuesday, November 1, 2016-Friday, January 20, 2017.
  6. Create the Stakeholder Feedback Diagnostic by Friday, February 17, 2017.

Questions regarding the Archdiocese of Chicago Systems Accreditation process can be directed to
Dr. Jorge Peña, Director of School Improvement and Catholic School Accreditation (jpena@archchicago.org).


  

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AdvancED Standards for Quality School Systems

Download PDF
National Standards and Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools Download PDF

Continuous School Improvement Plan for 2016-17

Continuous School Improvement Plan- template for 2016-17 Download Spreadsheet
Continuous School Improvement Plan- example for 2016-17 Download Spreadsheet
Continuous School Improvement Plan example for 2015-16  Download Document 
Continuous School Improvement Plan Webinar 9-15-16 View Webinar
Continuous School Improvement Plan Presentation (PDF) Download Document
Sample math action plan Download PDF


Student Performance Diagnostic

Step 1. AOC Student Performance Data Document Template Download Document
Sample Data Document  Download Document
Step 2. Student Performance Evaluative Criteria Download Document
Step 3. Student Performance Diagnostic Questions Download Document

Stakeholder Feedback Diagnostic

Step 1. AOC Stakeholder Feedback Data Document Template Download Document
Data Document exemplar Download Document
Step 2. Stakeholder Feedback Evaluative Criteria Download Document
Step 3. Stakeholder Feedback Diagnostic Questions Download Document
Survey Plan Table Download Document
Survey reporting instructions in ASSIST Download Document
Student and Staff Stakeholder Feedback Comparison Download Spreadsheet

Executive Summary

Executive Summary Process Download Document
Mother Teresa Executive Summary Example Download PDF

Catholic Identity Stakeholder Feedback Diagnostic

Step 1. Catholic Identity Stakeholder Feedback Data Document Template Download Document
Sample Data Document  Download Document
Step 2. Stakeholder Feedback Evaluative Criteria Download Document
Step 3. Stakeholder Feedback Diagnostic Questions Download Document

 


  

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Learning Environment webinar

School Improvement Review Presentation: February/March 2017

 

Continuous School Improvement Plan Workshop

Date

Time

Location

8/8/2016

12:30 PM-3:30 PM

Prince of Peace (135 S. Milwaukee Ave, Lake Villa)

8/9/2016

12:30 PM-3:30 PM

St. John of the Cross (708 51st St, Western Springs)

8/11/2016

12:30 PM-3:30 PM

Meyer Center (3525 S. Lake Park Ave, Chicago)

8/15/2016

12:30 PM-3:30 PM

Quigley (835 N. Rush St, Chicago)

8/16/2016

12:30 PM-3:30 PM

Meyer Center (3525 S. Lake Park Ave, Chicago)

8/17/2016

12:30 PM-3:30 PM

Meyer Center (3525 S. Lake Park Ave, Chicago)

8/19/2016

12:30 PM-3:30 PM

Meyer Center (3525 S. Lake Park Ave, Chicago)

Workshop agenda: click here

Webinar: click here to view

Webinar agenda: click here

Webinar presentation: click here

 

 

Update Executive Summary

Webinar

TBD

 

Create Student Performance Diagnostic

Download workshop agenda: Morning Workhop or Afternoon Workshop

Date

Time

Location

October 4, 2016

8:30 AM-11:30 AM

Quigley B+C

October 4, 2016

12:30 PM-3:30 PM

Quigley B+C

October 5, 2016

8:30 AM-11:30 AM

St. John of the Cross

October 5, 2016

12:30 PM-3:30 PM

St. John of the Cross

October 18, 2016

8:30 AM-11:30 AM

Meyer D,E,F

October 18, 2016

12:30 PM-3:30 PM

Meyer D,E,F

October 19, 2016

8:30 AM-11:30 AM

St. Alphonsus Liguori

October 19, 2016

12:30 PM-3:30 PM

St. Alphonsus Liguori

Webinar and presentation

Faculty Meeting #1 and Faculty Meeting #2

 

Administer and collect AdvancED Stakeholder Feedback Satisfaction Surveys

Webinar

November 1, 2016 at 3:00 PM

 

Create the Stakeholder Feedback Diagnostic Workshop

Click here to view the webinar

Date

Time

Location

January 24, 2017

8:30 AM-11:30 AM

Cardinal Meyer Center (3525 S. Lake Park Ave., Chicago) Max Particapants: 50

January 24, 2017

12:30 PM-3:30 PM

Cardinal Meyer Center (3525 S. Lake Park Ave., Chicago) Max Particapants: 50

January 25, 2017

8:30 AM-11:30 AM

Quigley Pastoral Center (835 N. Rush St., Chicago) Max Participants: 30

January 25, 2017

12:30 PM-3:30 PM

Quigley Pastoral Center (835 N. Rush St., Chicago) Max Participants: 30

February 6, 2017

8:30 AM-11:30 AM

School of St. Mary (185 E. Illinois St., Lake Forest) Max Participants: 30

February 6, 2017

12:30 PM-3:30 PM

School of St. Mary (185 E. Illinois St., Lake Forest) Max Participants: 30

February 7, 2017

8:30 AM-11:30 AM

St. John of the Cross Parish Center (708 51st St., Western Springs) Max Participants: 30

February 7, 2017

12:30 PM-3:30 PM

St. John of the Cross Parish Center (708 51st St., Western Springs) Max Participants: 30

Download the workshop agenda: morning agenda or afternoon agenda

 

School Improvement Review Team Member Training
Overview of the school improvement review process and preparing for the review Webinar #1
Using the effective learning environment tool to measure the learning environment Webinar #2
Writing the School Improvement Review Reflection Report after the onsite review Webinar #3
School Improvement Review Team Member Handbook Download pdf

 


  

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For questions or comments regarding this page, please contact the Director of School Improvement & Accreditation.