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  1. 1. School Quality Assessment and Accreditation A SQAA Know How for Schools as a Quality Initiative by CBSE Dr. Dheeraj Mehrotra www.dheerajmehrotra.com
  2. 2. What is Accreditation? It is a process of Quality Assessment based on self-analysis and peer interaction and assessed on the basis of predetermined norms in pre-defined areas, namely, Scholastic and Co-Scholastic Domains, Infrastructural Areas, Human Resources, Management and Administration, Leadership and Beneficiary Satisfaction.
  3. 3. Benefits: Promotes Excellence and fosters pride in the institution. Provides external recognition of the school’s commitment to quality Provides a detailed evaluation of the institution’s processes for quality improvement Identifies areas of strengths and weaknesses Enhances stakeholders confidence in the institution.
  4. 4. School Quality Assessment and Accreditation Scheme (SQAA) Is a process of Assessment and Accreditation Aiming at Continuous Quality improvement through self-analysis and self-monitoring of quality enhancement process.
  5. 5. Assessment of schools through standardized instruments of internal [self] and external [peer review] assessments to facilitate a sustained qualitative improvement in affiliated schools has been initiated .
  6. 6. The empanelled agencies and CBSE while recommending will generate a report that highlights strengths in the top three domains. There is no ranking of schools.
  7. 7. Those who do not get accredited in the first instance get a School Quality Enhancement Report (SQER) with an opportunity to improve in the next six months.
  8. 8. Certification is based on the assessment of the school’s functioning on the basis of predetermined norms in pre-defined domains of scholastic processes and outcomes, co-scholastic processes and outcomes, human resources, infrastructure, management and administration, leadership and beneficiary satisfaction.
  9. 9. It is now mandatory to apply for Accreditation from June 2014. Those schools who get accredited will retain their status for the next 5 years.
  10. 10. Understanding the process::: Accreditation is a means of demonstrating confidence in the school’s purpose, performance, human and financial resources process of quality assessment based on self-analysis and peer interaction process by which schools continuously upgrade their educational quality and services through constant reflection certificate or status granted to a school which meets commonly accepted standards of quality and excellence.
  11. 11. Who should apply and when? Every school affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education should apply. The schools should apply to the CBSE by filling up the FORM OF INTENT online (Form of Intent is available on the website accreditation.cbseacademics.in )
  12. 12. Who will do Accreditation? Assessment for Accreditation will be done by the CBSE/ private empanelled agencies. The final view on Accreditation will be taken by the CBSE only, initially. The assessing team called Peer Assessor Team (PAT) will consist of three members who would be school Principals/ Experts and who have been certified to be Assessors for Accreditation by CBSE.
  13. 13. What is the process of Accreditation? Phase I: Submission of School Quality Assessment and Accreditation form Online/ by post along with related evidence to support the data. Phase II: School visit by Peer Assessor Team (PAT) for validation of data and collection of supporting evidence. Phase III: Final Reporting on the applicant school’s accreditation status by PAT/ Agency to CBSE
  15. 15. Readiness for Accreditation Suggestions ……  Ensure Management Commitment.  Create an Accreditation Calendar with timelines.  Set up a core group which will ultimately be a part of SAC - School Accreditation Committee (Principal, Vice Principal, Head Mistress, Co-ordinators, Examination In charge, Activity In charge, Life Skills In charge, Counselors/ Special Educators, Admin In charge, Parents, Students, Alumni, and representative of Management.  Read and understand the SQAA Manual within the core group.  Map existing evidences in your school with the statements and evidences given in the SQAA Manual.
  16. 16. Do a gap analysis. Plan qualitative and quantitative interventions wherever required. Ensure that all evidences are in place- create templates and implement processes if evidences are missing. Ensure that there are enough processes and evidences for monitoring, review, feedback and follow up, etc. Organize and collect documents/evidences at one place and flag them. The core group to do the first self-audit. Request the agency to plan out the first visit.
  17. 17. Readiness: Evidences for a Quality School CBSE Manuals, NCF 2005, RTE CBSE Circulars and Curriculum Documents, Website of the school, Newsletters/Magazine, School Profile, Record of budget, Building Plan, Minutes of Management Meetings, Staff Meetings and PTA, Database of Parents and Alumni, List of number of books in Library, Record of community outreach, Annual Curriculum Plan/Academic Calendar, CCE Records, Record of workshops, field trips, guest lectures and interaction with parents, Attendance Registers of each class, Teachers’ Log book, Lesson plans, Teacher’s and Students’ Time table, Anecdotal Records, Progress Reports, Details of remedial classes, Students’ Counseling Records.
  18. 18. Areas of Inspection/ Observation:  Clear statement of school’s philosophy and mission.  Board policies in accordance with best practices and guidelines  Safety and Security checklist  Sound financial policies  Purposeful and realistic planning for the future  Clearly defined admission and recruitment policy  Clearly defined written curriculum  Adequate amount of staff (teaching, non-teaching and administrative) to carry out the school work  Well qualified and effective teaching faculty  Qualitative instructional material  Proper balance between Scholastic and Co-Scholastic activities  Documentation of all evidences and records Safe and aesthetically maintained school campus
  19. 19. Fees:: The Board has fixed a consolidated non-refundable fee of Rs.55,000/- (inclusive of all taxes, TA/DA and honorarium) for this process of Assessment and Accreditation. The total fee (Rs.5,000/- as processing fee and Rs.50,000/- as registration fee) should be submitted along with ‘Form of Intent’ in the form of draft by the school. The draft should be made in the name of Secretary, CBSE payable at Delhi.
  20. 20. Domains: Important Share
  21. 21. Feedback:  Mail: dheerajm@nexteducation.in Learning to Lear towards QUALITY LITERACY FOR ALL
  22. 22. Measure your Academic Climate via Peer Academic Review (PAR)/ Academic Audits: Duration: 3 Man Days Requirements: Working Hours with School on in full swing !!! An Initiative by: www.nexteducation.in
  23. 23. For academic peer review for schools to excel:::: Mail: dheerajm@nexteducation.in 09335358916