ERIC Number: ED340107
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Showcasing Excellence: A Case for Elementary School Regional Accreditation.
Coy, Roger L.; Hopfengardner, Jerrold D.
Although school accreditation has a long history in the United States, relatively few elementary schools have sought and attained regional accreditation status. This paper examines the issues in regional accreditation for elementary schools with a focus on the process and benefits to the individual school. Steps in the process include self-study, onsite visitation, and postvisitation events. A conclusion is that the benefits justify the lengthy process. Several benefits are derived from each step in the process: (1) self-evaluation generates communication within and among departments, grade levels and staff; (2) on-site visitation brings new ideas for the curriculum, instruction, and organization and exposes staff to innovative programs and personnel elsewhere; (3) visiting team report presents constructive criticism. (LMI)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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