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Purpose of Systems Accreditation

The 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 Continuous Improvement

Coherence Framework download pdf
Theory of Action download pdf
Accreditation Handbook download pdf

School Responsibilities for Academic Year 2017-2018

Timeline for the Internal Review  download pdf
August 3 Leadership Day Presentation download pdf
 
1. Update the Executive Summary (as needed) by Friday, September 21, 2018. 
 
2. Create the 2018-2019 Continuous School Improvement Plan (CSIP) by Friday, September 21, 2018  

Part 1: Continuous Improvement Leadership Team and Focus Area

Part 2: Reading, Math, and Writing Results

Part 3: Improvement Goals for Focus Area

Part 4: Action Plan for Focus Area- Strand and Benchmarks Identification

3. Create the 2018-2019 Continuous School Improvement Plan (CSIP) by Friday, October 26, 2018.  

Part 4: Action Plan for Focus Area- Instructional Strategies, Student Engagement, Curricular Resources, Assessment Timeline

Part 5: Plan to Assess Progress

Part 6: Professional Development

4. Formative Assessment of Continuous School Improvement Plan by Friday, January 25, 2018.

5. Evaluate the Continuous School Improvement Plan during an end-of-school year faculty meeting but before Friday, June 17, 2019.

 


  

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AdvancED Standards for Quality School Systems

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

Continuous School Improvement Plan for 2018-19

Continuous School Improvement Plan- template for 2018-19 Download Spreadsheet
Continuous School Improvement Plan- example for 2018-19 Download Spreadsheet
Continuous School Improvement Plan template for high schools for 2018-19  Download Spreadsheet
Continuous School Improvement Plan template for high schools for 2018-19 example Download Spreadsheet
Sample math action plan Download PDF
Formative Assessment of the Continuous School Improvement Plan Download PDF
Click here for webinar

CSIP Monitoring Tools:

1. Student Proficiency/On-Track Report
Student Proficiency Report Click here to download
Student Proficiency Report- example Click here to download

 

2. Instructional Strategy Resources
Marzano Research Click here to access
Teaching Channel Click here to access
What Works Clearinghouse Click here to access
EduCore: Tools for Teaching the Common Core Click here to access
Common Core Appendix B: Text Exemplars and Sample Performance Tasks Click here to access
Engage New York Click here to access
Reading strategies book by J. Serravallo Click here to access
Writing strategies book by J. Serravallo Click here to access
Math strategies book by Hatfield, Edwards, Bitter, and Morrow Click here to access
The Daily 5 book by Boushey and Moser Click here to access

Executive Summary

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

 

 Meeting Wise Agenda

Meeting Wise Agenda Template Download Template

 


  

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Continuous School Improvement Plan Webinar

Date of Webinar

Webinar Link

8/9/2018

 Click here to view the webinar

Faculty agendas: identify skills, identify instructional strategies, and decide on instructional strategies

 

Facilitate Wise Meetings Webinar

 Webinar date: 9/22/17

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Click here to download presentation

ACT Aspire Summative Results Webinar Webinar date: 9/26/17

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Click here to download presentation

Create and Monitor the CSIP Webinar Webinar date: 9/27/17 Click here to view webinar
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School Improvement Review Team Member Training
Overview of the school improvement review process and preparing for the review Click here to view webinar
Using the effective learning environment tool to measure the learning environment Click here to view webinar
Writing the School Improvement Review Reflection Report after the onsite review Click here to view webinar
School Improvement Review Team Member Handbook Click here to download

 


  

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