High School Accreditation Framework
|Policy Title||High School Accreditation Framework|
|Policy Category||Accreditation (ACCR)|
|Previous Policy Dates||09/01/1994, 03/05/1998,11/05/1998,12/05/2013, 01/10/2013|
|Statutory Reference||GS 115C-12 (39)|
The High School Accreditation Framework is the process whereby schools or school districts (public and private) undergo a quality assurance process that includes self-reflection and outside peer review or audit. The processes to request an accreditation review and determine high school accreditation includes the following:
- The NCDPI will use the school’s performance composite and other indicators, such as the cohort graduation rate and post-secondary readiness measures to determine high school accreditation. The cohort graduation rate is the percentage of ninth graders who successfully complete high school within the same four-year period. Factors of post-secondary readiness measures include:
- successful completion of Mathematics III or equivalent (“math rigor”),
- ACT, a college readiness assessment; and
- WorkKeys, a career readiness assessment.
- The district superintendent must request a high school accreditation review:
- The district superintendent submits a request to the SBE for an accreditation review.
- The NCDPI conducts the review using three years of data.
- The NCDPI provides findings to the SBE.
- The LEA is notified of the SBE decision.
- If the school(s) meets acceptable levels of quality, the accreditation is valid for five years.