ACCREDITATION



AdvancED is the largest community of education professionals in the world. They are a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews of PreK-12 schools and school systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential. Their expertise is grounded in more than a hundred years of work in school accreditation.

Combining the knowledge and expertise of a research institute, the skills of a management consulting firm and the passion of a grassroots movement for educational change, they serve as a trusted partner to 32,000 schools and school systems across the United States and 70 other nations. AdvancED was created through a 2006 merger of the PreK-12 divisions of the North Central Association (NCA) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)and expanded through the addition of the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) in 2011.

Rivers Academy had its on-site visit from AdvancED in 2014 and was awarded accreditation in 2015.

A diagnostic process was conducted to stimulate and guide continuous improvement with a focus on: impact of teaching and learning, capacity of leadership, and use of resources.



TEACHING AND LEARNING IMPACT

The AdvancED review team examined student performance results, instructional quality, learner and family engagement, support services for student learning, curriculum quality and efficacy, and college and career readiness data.



LEADERSHIP CAPACITY

The AdvancED review team examined institutional purpose and direction, governance and leadership effectiveness, stakeholder engagement, improvement capacity and results.



RESOURCE UTILIZATION

The AdvancED review team examined allocation and use of resources, equity of resource distribution to need, level and sustainability of resources, long range capital and resource planning effectiveness.



Source: Advanc-ed.org

INDEX OF EDUCATION QUALITY (IEQ)

Domains Rivers Academy Score AdvancEd Average
Overall Score 320.51 282.79
Teaching and Learning Impact 314.14 274.14
Leadership Capacity 345.45 296.08
Resource Utilization 300.00 286.32


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