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Guiding Principles Of Accreditation

A. A school is evaluated, as far as possible, in terms of its own vision, mission, and core values. Although individual differences exist among schools and communities, schools are evaluated in terms of standards.

B. A school is evaluated upon the basis of its total identity as an institution of learning. While it seems necessary that a school be judged in terms of its particular characteristics, it is recognized that variations will appear in the degree of success achieved.

C. Standards should promote educational growth. They should guide continuous self-evaluation and improvement. The standards address certain basic characteristics, including the following:

  1. Intellectual and moral climate of the school.
  2. Condition of the school facility and grounds.
  3. Adequacy of equipment and supplies
  4. Quality of instructional materials.
  5. Preservation of student records.
  6. Existence of school policies.
  7. Proof of a stable financial condition.
  8. Evidence of a comprehensive educational program.
  9. Evidence of long/short-range planning.
  10. Evidence of ongoing professional development of staff.
  11. Evidence of qualified leadership and educational staff.

  • Click here to view the WRISA Standards

    A school will be accredited based on substantial compliance with the standards as a whole. Divergence from standards may occur in some cases without detracting from the educational merits of an institution.

  • Click here to view the WRISA mission statement and core beliefs

    For complete information please refer to the WRISA Policy Handbook

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