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Topic: Continuous Improvement

Technology Bringing Professionals and Students Together

Technology Bringing Professionals and Students Together

How can we realistically expect to transition away from a factory model of education when we’re still using factory measurements of success? Although historically students have been evaluated heavily based on their GPA and test scores, a 21st century education can no longer be measured by what begins and ends... Read the full article >
Analyzing Results from AdvancED’s Classroom Observation Tool

Analyzing Results from AdvancED’s Classroom Observation Tool

In 2012, the Effective Learning Environments Observation Tool™ (eleot™) became an integral part of both AdvancED® Accreditation and Diagnostic Reviews. Given the widespread use of eleot, the AdvancED research team has collected and analyzed data from more than 45,000 direct classroom observations, the results of which are summarized below. The... Read the full article >
AdvancED System Accreditation in Action

AdvancED System Accreditation in Action

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AdvancED Accreditation: Standards for Quality, Standards for the Future

AdvancED Accreditation: Standards for Quality, Standards for the Future

Each and every day, educators and administrators in educational institutions around the world seek new ways to help students reach their greatest potential. No longer are parents, communities or even students satisfied with minimum requirements. Educators and administrators must be prepared to meet this demand and continue to improve as... Read the full article >
AdvancED Accreditation Embraces Cultural Relevancy

AdvancED Accreditation Embraces Cultural Relevancy

AdvancED is deeply committed to respecting the importance of culture relevancy in serving the accreditation and school improvement needs of Nonpublic Schools. Behind this commitment lies a belief that a diverse community of schools can contribute more effectively to the greater body of educational knowledge and research than groups of... Read the full article >
Cultural and Academic Excellence as Antecedents to Teacher Quality and Continuous School Improvement

Cultural and Academic Excellence as Antecedents to Teacher Quality and Continuous School Improvement

Borrowing from the admonition attributed to Socratic wisdom which implores us to “Know Thyself”, it becomes essential to the teaching and learning process for both the delivers and the receivers of knowledge and skills to embrace self knowledge. This admonition can be utilized to accommodate the concept of culture and... Read the full article >
Suggested Reading

Suggested Reading

Eight Habits of the Heart for Educators Clifton L. Taulbert Building a great learning-teaching community is not a project but an ongoing process – one that must involve all heads, hands, and hearts! Working together happens best in an environment where people know each other and are committed to sustaining... Read the full article >
A New Way of Thinking: Schools as Professional Learning Communities

A New Way of Thinking: Schools as Professional Learning Communities

There is some good news about public education! We know more than we’ve ever known about successful school improvement. In fact, rarely in American history has there been such wide-spread agreement among researchers and practitioners alike regarding how to significantly improve schools. Increasingly, educators across North America are working to... Read the full article >
A Self-Study: The Impact of Accreditation on School Improvement

A Self-Study: The Impact of Accreditation on School Improvement

Does accreditation make a difference? Does it have an impact on schools and help them change? Does it contribute to a school’s efforts to improve itself? The answer is yes! AdvancED recently commissioned a team of outside researchers to study this issue. The results are contained in a report (re:... Read the full article >
Actions of Effective Leaders

Actions of Effective Leaders

What I have outlined below are five specific actions that leaders must take if they want to make improvement in their schools and districts. Before identifying these five actions however I need to address one system-wide concern that that must be addressed first. Of all of the potential drawbacks to... Read the full article >