AdvancED Results

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A little over a year ago we began praying about taking Central Christian Academy through the AdvancED accreditation process. Our current accreditation expires in June of 2015 and if we wanted to change accreditation agencies, now was the time. We had been accredited through ACSI and attended a conference where ACSI was encouraging their schools to gain AdvancED accreditation along with their ACSI accreditation. For a small school like Central Christian Academy, having both did not seem cost effective, since each carry their own yearly fee. As I prayed over the decision, God sent different administrators and spiritual leaders into my path that guided the decision to go directly through AdvancED. I presented the decisions to the school advisory board, who voted to move ahead with the process. It all began in July of 2014. We submitted the application and were scheduled a readiness visit for August of 2014. Typically the process that a school goes through between their readiness visit and receiving accreditation takes two years. We knew that we needed to complete the process in just nine months, so we set out to do the impossible. After all, we believed this is what God had asked us to do and in Him all things are possible. The task was not been an easy one, it completely took the Lord’s strength and guidance all year.  There were times when we questioned if we had made the right decision. We saw easier paths that tempted us. We were tempted to quit along the way. However, we encouraged one another, saw God provide strength to some who built up others. When time arrived for the team to evaluate CCA, we were prepared and ready to see Him work. Below is a ten minute show of the presentation we gave to the team. They spent a couple days reading through our reports and examining our evidences. The most exciting thing for us however, was seeing God work through our students as they confidently shared their faith in Jesus with the visiting team members. AdvancED is a network of 32,000 institutions serving 20 million students worldwide. AdvancED evaluates three areas of a school.   The scores we received were a testament to the work God does through CCA too.

1. Impact of teaching and learning The External Review Team examined student performance results; instructional quality; learner and family engagement; support services for student learning; curriculum quality and efficacy; and college and career readiness data.

 

CCA’s Scores

AdvancED’s Network Average

     Teaching and Learning Impact

283.33

274.14

Our scores for the domains in this area were:

Domains

CCA

National Average

Equitable Learning Environment

2.78

2.68

High Expectations Environment

3.09

2.81

Supportive Learning Environment

3.42

3.05

Active Learning Environment

3.13

2.95

Progress Monitoring and Feedback Environment

2.86

2.76

Well-Managed Learning Environment

3.16

3.11

Digital Learning Environment

2.27

1.88

 

 

  2. Capacity of leadership The External Review Team examined institutional purpose and direction, governance and leadership effectiveness; stakeholder engagement, improvement capacity and results.

 

CCA’s score

AdvancED’s Network Average

     Leadership Capacity

343.18

296.08

 

 

3. Use of resources The External Review Team examined allocation and use of resources; equity of resource distribution to need; level and sustainability of resources; long range capital and resource planning effectiveness.

 

CCA’s score

AdvancED’s Network Average

     Resource Utilization

314.29

286.32

 

Our overall scores are something we praise God for!

CCA’s Score

AdvancED’s Network Average

Overall Score

305.77

282.79