What is accreditation? Why is it important?
- Accreditation responds to the public’s demand for improved quality and greater accountability.
- Accredited schools can be trusted to be what they claim to be and do what they claim to do.
- Ensures parents and the community that the school meets certain standards.
- Most colleges required students to graduate from an accredited high school
- Accredited schools are reviewed every few years to ensure they are maintaining the standards
Accreditation Process: QSI Chisinau was originally accredited by MSA in December 2006. QSI Chisinau was re-accredited during the 2011-12 school year.
Accreditation for Growth protocol. Middle States has adopted 12 standards for each major area of school’s work and activity that must be met as a condition for accreditation. Along with these 12 standards, three objectives were selected by QSI.
- Philosophy, Mission,
- Governance and Leadership
- School Improvement and Planning
- School Climate and Organization
- Health and Safety
- Educational Program
- Assessment of Student Learning
- Student Services
- Student Life and Activities
- Information Services and Technology
Accreditation Planning Team:
QSI Chisinau has a planning team consisting of community and staff members. The team reviews the standards, objectives and action plans as part of the ongoing self-study process.
Academic Objectives: #1 and #2
As one of the requirements for accreditation using the Accreditation for Growth protocol, the school is required to identify two, three, or four measurable student performance objectives. The school has developed three objectives that meet all Middle States technical criteria.
By the year 2019 students at QSI International School of Chisinau will demonstrate increased environmental stewardship as measured by:
- A 2% yearly reduction of paper usage, adjusted by the number of enrolled students.
- One new school-wide student-led environmental project implemented each year.
By the year 2019 students at QSI International School of Chisinau will demonstrate an increase in vocabulary as it relates to student performance as measured by:
- Gains of at least 2 RIT points per year for the school’s five year olds through secondary IV students on the MAP Reading Test in Vocabulary.
- Gains of at least 5 percentage points per year for the school’s five year olds through secondary IV students on eMeasures of Vocabulary Growth screening and monitoring tool.
By the year 2019 the students at QSI International School of Chisinau will demonstrate growth in the use of current technology to enhance their learning as measured by:
- A 5% increase in the number of technology tools used by students (Grade 3 through Secondary) each year, reported by a student survey.
2. A 5% increase annually in the number of school projects that integrate technology, collated by teaching staff.