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2014 Accreditation

The Fannin County School System's AdvancED/Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS CASI) District Accreditation review team has recommended that the FCSS be fully accredited with quality for the next five years.

Accreditation is a voluntary method of quality assurance developed more than 100 years ago by American universities and secondary schools, and designed primarily to distinguish schools adhering to a set of educational standards. Accreditation ensures a standard of value among credits, courses and grade level placements between schools and universities around the world. It also authenticates the equivalency of diplomas and certificates to other accredited schools and universities.

AdvancED is the parent organization of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) and the SACS CASI. AdvancED is the world’s largest education community, serving more than 30,000 public and private schools and districts across the United States and in more than 70 countries that educate over 16 million students.

As part of this review, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS CASI) will evaluate Fannin County School District and its schools on a wide variety of criteria - from teaching and learning to stakeholder communications. Accreditation is a result of how well all the parts of the education system – the district, school, and classroom – work together to meet the needs of students.  In preparation for the AdvancED Accreditation Team's visit, the FCSS and each of its schools were required to do the following:

  • Conduct and analyze stakeholder surveys from parents, students and staff.
  • Analyze and summarize student achievement data from state and local assessments.
  • Conduct a self-assessment of the current level of performance in regard to the five AdvancED accreditation standards.
  • Develop an executive summary and provide continuous goals/plans.
  • Provide evidence that supports the five AdvancED Standards for Quality.

The five AdvancED Standards for Quality are as follows:

Standard 1: Purpose and Direction
Standard 2: Governance and Leadership
Standard 3: Teaching and Assessing for Learning
Standard 4: Resources and Support Systems
Standard 5: Using Results for Continuous Improvement

More information about the AdvancED District Accreditation process, can be found on thier website.

2013-14 Superintendent's Overview

2013-14 Standards, Stakeholder Feedback, and Student Performance Overview

2013-14 AdvancED External Review Exit Report

2013-14 AdvancED External Review Exit Report Video Presentation

Folder 2014 SACS Accreditation Documentation (8 Files)
pdf file Assurances
pdf file Executive Summary
pdf file FCSS Quality Assurance Process
pdf file Self Assessment
pdf file Stakeholder Feedback Data Document
pdf file Stakeholder Feedback Diagnostic
pdf file Student Diagnostic Performance
pdf file Student Performance Document
Folder AdvancED Presentation - November 2014 (2 Files)
pdf file FCSS AdvancED Timeline May 2014
pdf file The AdvancED Journey A District Perspective

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