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The Roane County Schools district is a candidate for AdvancED District Accredita-tion.
AdvancED District Accreditation provides nationally
recognized accreditation for the district and all of its schools.
To earn AdvancED District Accreditation, the district must meet accreditation standards, implement a continuous process of improvement, and host an external review team once every five years.
“District accreditation is a rigorous process that demonstrates to our students, parents and community that we are focused on raising student achievement, providing safe and enriching learning environments, and maintaining efficient and effective operations staffed by highly qualified educators,” said Roane County Schools Director Gary Aytes.
Using the AdvancED Standards for Quality School Systems as a framework, the district will begin the process by conducting a thorough self-assessment of its strengths and opportunities for improvement.
The district will engage a broad cross section of representatives from across the district, its schools and the broader community in its self-assessment.
Following its internal review, the district will host an AdvancED Quality Assurance Review team of trained professionals from across the nation and state.
The review team will visit the district on Feb. 18-20, 2014, to evaluate the process for self-assessment, determine the degree to which the district meets the AdvancED accreditation standards, and make an accreditation recommendation.
“Roane County Schools is a good district,” Aytes said. “We believe strongly that the AdvancED District Accreditation Process will make us even better. Students win when the entire district commits to examining all of its processes and systems to determine what more we can be doing to benefit the students we serve. This is the essence of the accreditation process.”
Parents and interested community members can learn more about the District Accreditation Process at www.advanc-ed.org.