ERIC Number: ED240132
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: N/A
How To Get the Most from a WASC Accreditation Investment.
Association of California School Administrators.
The accreditation process of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is described along with recommendations to help schools make the most of the process. Following a brief description of the purpose and composition of WASC, the four steps of the accreditation process are listed: (1) the use of a school self-evaluation instrument; (2) a visit by a committee of three to seven members; (3) a report from the visitation committee noting areas of strengths and weaknesses; and (4) a review of the report by the WASC Accrediting Commission to determine the term of accreditation. Recommendations developed by the Research, Evaluation, and Accreditation Committee of the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) are offered to help schools fully utilize the accreditation process. The recommendations are divided into three areas: the self-study, the visiting committee, and the follow-up. (DC)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Accrediting Agencies, Committees, Educational Cooperation, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Guidelines, Institutional Evaluation, School Role, School Visitation, Self Evaluation (Groups)
ACSA's Foundation for Educational Administration, 1575 Old Bayshore Highway, Burlingame, CA 94010.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Association of California School Administrators.