ERIC Number: ED364575
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Kansas Quality Performance Accreditation: A Dynamic, Changing Plan for Living, Learning and Working in an International Community. Revised.
Kansas State Board of Education, Topeka.
The Kansas State Board of Education's Quality Performance Accreditation system is described. Unlike past accreditation methods, which focused on the facilities or institutional characteristics, Quality Performance Accreditation accredits schools based on student performance. Through the accreditation process, the state will establish the same high expectations for every school in Kansas. There are five basic principles: (1) focus on effective schools; (2) emphasis on creating a learning environment; (3) staff training and retraining; (4) emphasis on high academic performance; and (5) meeting world class standards using integrated curricular instruction. Because the Board of Education realizes that parents and the community know what addresses their own areas of concern, the accreditation process calls for numerous outcomes and indicators to be established locally. Cyclical steps to be followed by each district and school begin with a 4-year strategic plan and the development of a building profile. After the mission is established, student exit outcomes and school improvement plan outcomes are set. As the school improvement plan is implemented, evaluation is a necessary component. On-site visits by the state Quality Performance Accreditation Team in the second and fourth years of the process are an integral part of the accreditation process. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Accreditation (Institutions), Community Involvement, Curriculum Development, Educational Assessment, Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Inservice Teacher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Outcomes of Education, Performance Based Assessment, School Effectiveness, State Programs, Student Evaluation
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Board of Education, Topeka.
Identifiers: Kansas; Quality Performance Accreditation