Learn how schools use Atlas to enhance their accreditation process from initial planning, evidence gathering, reporting to the site visit, and creating a plan for improvement.
There are many ways Atlas can support the accreditation process. At the most basic, Atlas houses the curriculum and enables curriculum mapping to occur in a dynamic and collaborative fashion. Schools using Atlas for accreditation demonstrate that their curriculum is living and subject to continuous review and revision.
Housed in one platform, Atlas simplifies the school accreditation process for the self-study as well as the site visit.
Built-in reporting capabilities enable meaningful reflection on curriculum as part of the larger school ecosystem. And, the flexible template design allows schools to configure templates to capture the self-study process, significantly centralizing and organizing the school accreditation process. And, all these components captured within Atlas serve as evidence for the accrediting body.
Schools seeking FCIS accreditation are required to complete a detailed self-study and must also open themselves up to an external review by the accrediting organization. It also involves strategically planning how to collect and organize the documentation required to satisfy the FCIS accreditation process.
QSAC is New Jersey’s Quality Single Accountability System, which is a monitoring and district self-evaluation system for public schools. In this infographic, we outline how New Jersey districts customize Atlas to meet the QSAC accreditation requirements, following the process of Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District.
The American School of Tegucigalpa, shared with us that preparing for AdvancEd accreditation review is one and the same as the school improvement plan. To structure a process that supported both, they used Atlas to develop and implement their school improvement plan and the strategic plan that guided them through their successful school accreditation process with AdvancEd.
The Meridian School recognized the need to initiate a curriculum mapping initiative to prepare for their NWAIS accreditation process. Using Atlas, they documented an integrated, consistent, and robust curriculum, which they published via an Atlas public site during their school visit.
Many of the schools we work with throughout their accreditation process utilize Atlas as their central resource for school accreditation. More than a curriculum mapping platform, Atlas also maps the school accreditation process.
Schools build out separate templates that outline the accreditation process on a unit timeline. The units are designed to hold notes and resources as attachments and links, as well as action steps, people responsible, and more. With Atlas, you can:
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