AdvancED K-12 Accreditation Program

AdvancED and MIND Nepal

MIND Nepal stands with a vision, “to strive to bring the best of the education practices – quality, standard, methodology and curriculum etc., of the world in Nepal and to introduce Nepalese learners and stakeholder to such practices”.

Mr. Anil Pradhan – Chief Executive Officer and Mr. Sujan Aryal – Chief Operating Officer of MIND Nepal are Representatives of AdvancED Regional Office in Nepal and hence, MIND Nepal is facilitating AdvancED Accreditation for entire territory of Nepal.

MIND Nepal organized AdvancED K-12 School Summit Nepal 2017 on 27 August

2017 at Hotel Radisson ( http://www.advanc-ed.org ) where Chairpersons/Principals/Founders/Directors of almost top 100 schools and high-schools from Kathmandu, Damak, Jhapa, Pokhara, Butwal, Hetauda, Biratnagar etc witnessed the presentation of Dr. Annett Bohling, Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Kem Hussain, Vice President and Dr. Anne-Marie Woolsey, Regional Director on School improvement measures that benefits schools via AdvancED Accreditation. The SUMMIT was inaugurated by Dr. Gangalal Tuladhar, Former Education Minister of Nepal as chief guest.

AdvancED – Brief introduction:

About:

AdvancED is the largest K-12 (Class 1 to Class 12) accreditation body in the US and in the world, with a history spanning over 125 years. It deploys rigorous protocols and frameworks to identify, guide and improve schools, thus supporting them in achieving educational excellence. It has accredited more than 35,000 schools by now in over 70 countries. AdvancED is a merger of NCA CASI (North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement), SACS CASI (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement) & NWAC (Northwest Accreditation Commission).

AdvancED Vision, Mission and Values:

VISION

Create a world of opportunities for every learner.

MISSION

Lead and empower the education community to ensure that all learners realize their full potential.

VALUES

Dream Big. We are not constrained by the current environment or framework even as we work within existing systems.

Stand for the Learner. We represent the interests of all learners with a commitment to equity and integrity.

Be Bold and Daring. We take risks that support our beliefs.

Drive Potential. We create and initiate change, growth and innovation in our work but also among each other. We embrace the individuality we bring and strive for excellence as a team.

Be Tenacious. We are relentless in pursuing our mission.

Build Connections. We expand and nurture our internal and external relationships.

AdvancED Improvement Network:

The largest global resource for innovative and transformative school improvement

The AdvancED Improvement Network is a community of over 35,000 schools and school systems that employs over 4 million educators and enrolls over 20 million students — across the United States and in 70 other nations. Members have unique needs and visions for their institutions, but all are dedicated to their students, parents and communities, all are focused on learner advancement while using continuous improvement as the guiding force.

School improvement is a journey and not all education institutions start or end at the same place. AdvancED is pleased to welcome institutions as network members regardless of where they are in their improvement journey. Members receive exclusive access to the AdvancED Continuous Improvement System, a framework for data-informed school improvement and effectiveness. This fully integrated solution helps institutions map out and navigate a successful journey that is personalized and customized to their specific needs.

AdvancED Improvement Network members are empowered to,

1. Evaluate learning environments by focusing on students

2. Reveal strengths and weaknesses using measurable data

3. Identify trends by comparing classroom observations across subjects, grade levels and other filters using our education technology

4. Implement powerful tools for professional development, peer learning and ongoing improvement

5. Ensure the quality of education remains at the forefront through a variety of diagnostic and improvement tools

Member institutions can opt to elevate their improvement efforts and accelerate results through

add-on engagement and evaluation services, such as accreditation, STEM certification, diagnostic reviews, professional learning or customized professional services. Members like the value of having a comprehensive and personalized solution with the added bonus of ongoing professional and support services. All institutions can benefit, whether they are high performing, in turnaround, or have a need for nuanced improvement that takes their performance to a new level.

AdvancED in Nepal:

AdvancED was formally introduced in Nepal through the “AdvancED K-12 School Summit Nepal 2017” organized on 27 August 2017 at Kathmandu, Nepal. Currently numbers of good schools of Nepal are in AdvancED Accreditation process.

Being the part of AdvancED Accreditation process, schools are heavily getting benefitted on following aspects;

A. CURRICULUM

B. TRAINING (both academic and non-academic) and

C. TECHNOLOGY

 

AdvancED Documents

1. AdvancED Intensive Support and Improvement

2. AdvancED Continuous Improvement System

3. AdvancED Improvement Network

4. AdvancED eProve


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