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Resources for Schools and Accreditation Teams

Resources for Schools

A Self-Assessment Guide for Schools Seeking Accreditation, "The Guidelines"
This document is designed to guide schools through the CEASD Accreditation process. The document includes an explanation of how CEASD standards, the planning process and the school improvement plans interact to achieve effective school improvement. Schools should follow each part of "The Guidelines" as they progress through their self-study and prepare for a site visit from CEASD.
(pdf) updated April 2016 File Size: 1.3 MD Download Time: Approx: 3:00/56Kbps

Accreditation by CEASD: Training for Schools
This power point describes the CEASD Accreditation process and may be used by schools to train their staff in the process. The schools steering committee should reveiw this power point in conjunction with A Self-Assessment Guide for Schools Seeking
Accreditation, "The Guidelines" prior to beginning the self-study for CEASD accreditation.

Tips for Successful Joint Visits between CEASD and a Regional Accreditation Association
This document contains the process involved in the accreditation visit when it will be a joint visit between CEASD and the regional accreditation body. For further information on joint visits and a copy of the letter sent to the Regional Office when a joint visit will occur, contact the National Office. For a copy of the document "Matching the CEASD Standards and the Advanced Standards" contact the National Office.

 Template for Schools Writing the Self-Study
This document includes the template for schools to fill out when writing their self-study. The template includes directions on information that should be included in the self-study.

 

Resources for Chairpersons and Site Visit Teams

A Self-Assessment Guide for Schools Seeking Accreditation, "The Guidelines
This document is designed to guide schools through the CEASD Accreditation process. The document includes an explanation of how CEASD standards, the planning process and the school improvement plans interact to achieve effective school improvement. Schools should follow each part of "The Guidelines" as they progress through their self-study and prepare for a site visit from CEASD.
(pdf) updated April 2016 File Size: 1.3 MD Download Time: Approx: 3:00/56Kbp

 Accreditation, Viability & Continuous Improvement - Bugen & Finnegan
This power point defines the CEASD Accreditation for Growth Protocol. It explains accreditation as continuous growth and explores other regional accreditation bodies.Team members and chairpersons may want to reveiw this power point prior to serving on a team for an overview of the entire accreditation process. April 2012 and August 2016 
File Size:589 KB   Download Time: Approx. 1:24/ 56Kbps

Serving On a Visiting Team
This documeny describes the qualification of visiting team members, reveiws the CEASD School Improvement Protocol for Accreditation, describes the role of the visiting team, and reveiws logistics of the visit.

The Accreditation Experience: Steps for Team Success Opening Team Meeting
This power point may be used at the opening training meeting for teams the first day of a visit. It describes the accreditation process including what accreditation means and how it is successfully implemented. The power point defines the roles of team members and chairpersons and gives tips on how to write the final report.

CEASD Parent Community Meeting 
This power point may be used during the meeting with parents and community members. The information provides background information on CEASD accreditation and would precede the question and answer session.

Tips for Successful Joint Visits between CEASD and a Regional Accreditation Association 
This document contains the process involved in the accreditation visit when it will be a joint visit between CEASD and the regional accreditation body. For further information on joint visits and a copy of the letter sent to the Regional Office when a joint visit will occur, contact the National Office. For a copy of the document "Matching the CEASD Standards and the AdvancED Standards" contact the National Office.

Standard 1-12 Focus Questions 
This document contains questions for each of the twelve standards. Team members may use these questions in interviews with the staff and stakeholders and/or develop additional questions based on the school's self-study and observations of the program.

CEASD Accreditation Exit Conference 
This power point is used for the final exit conference with the school being accredited. The team's major commendations and recommendations will be included in the power point and shared with the CEO/Superintendent of the School and the staff in an exit meeting.

Report on the Accreditation Site Visit for the ___ School for the Deaf 
This document is the template for the final report. Each team member writes a section of the report. Generally, team members cover three Standards each. The final report is compiled by the team chairperson and sent to the CEO/Superintendent of the School for a check of facts. The report is then filed with the CEASD National Office.

 

 

 



THANK YOU
A big THANK YOU to all the schools  that contributed pictures for the CEASD website!
 
 

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