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ONLINE STUDENT VERIFICATION

ACCREDITATION IS A PROCESS OF RIGOROUS AND CONSISTENT EVALUATION OF THE TOTAL QUALITY OF AN INSTITUTION ON PART OF THE INSTITUTION AS WELL AS BY PEERS AND AN ACCREDITING ORGANIZATION. IT INVOLVES A COMPREHENSIVE PROCESS OF SELF-EVALUATION, FOLLOWED BY AN EVALUATION OF THE SAME BY A THIRD-PARTY INDEPENDENT ORGANIZATION.

ACCREDITATION IS LIKE A FITNESS TEST FOR INSTITUTIONS AND THE QUALIFICATION OF THE SAME IMPLIES THAT AN INSTITUTION IS ABOVE ITS OTHER PEERS IN TERMS OF ITS TOTAL CAPABILITY AND QUALITY.

TO BE FIT AND PREPARED FOR ACCREDITATION, AN INSTITUTION MUST BE READY TO:

  • COMPLY WITH THE RIGOROUS STANDARDS SET BY THE ACCREDITING ORGANIZATION
  • DESIGN, DEVELOP AND EXECUTE AN INSTITUTIONAL EFFECTIVENESS PLAN
  • IMPLEMENT AN INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT & GROWTH PLAN
  • UNDERGO A REGULAR AUDIT AND REVIEW OF ITS FINANCIAL STABILITY, GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
  • UNDERGO PLANNED AND UNANNOUNCED VISITS BY THE ACCREDITATION TEAM

WHEN AN INSTITUTION IS ACCREDITED, ITS ENTIRE SPECTRUM OF OPERATIONS AND ACADEMICS IS EVALUATED.

ACCREDITATION:

  • HELPS AN INSTITUTION UNDERSTAND AND MEET MINIMUM STANDARDS OF QUALITY
  • HELPS THE STUDENTS AND PARENTS DETERMINE ACCEPTABLE INSTITUTIONS FOR ENROLLMENT
  • INVOLVES STAFF, FACULTY, STUDENTS, GRADUATES, AND ADVISORY BOARDS IN INSTITUTIONAL EVALUATION AND PLANNING
  • CREATES GOALS FOR SELF IMPROVEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT
  • PROVIDES A SELF-REGULATORY ALTERNATIVE FOR STATE OVERSIGHT FUNCTIONS

"ACCREDITED STATUS" MEANS THAT STUDENTS AND THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE CAN EXPECT THAT THE SCHOOL DELIVERS WHAT IT PROMISES. IT ALSO IMPLIES THAT A STUDENT CAN HAVE CONFIDENCE THAT THE SCHOOL ALONG WITH ITS PROGRAM AND CREDENTIALS HAVE BOTH VALUE AND RECOGNITION. FOR THE COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC, AN ACCREDITED SCHOOL IS A SYMBOL OF WORTH AND QUALITY. FOR STUDENTS, ACCREDITATION PROVIDES VALUE RELATED TO NOT ONLY JUDGING QUALITY, BUT ALSO OBTAINING EMPLOYMENT, RECEIVING STUDENT AID AND TRANSFERRING CREDITS.

  • UNDERLINES CONFIDENCE IN THE SCHOOL AND ITS ACTIVITIES
  • ELUCIDATES MAINTENANCE AND MONITORING OF QUALITY
  • ASSISTS WITH STUDENT MOBILITY
  • PROVIDES EASIER ACCESS TO SCHOLARSHIPS AND FINANCIAL AIDS

ADVANCED IS THE LARGEST COMMUNITY OF EDUCATION PROFESSIONALS IN THE WORLD. WE ARE A NON-PROFIT, NON-PARTISAN ORGANIZATION THAT CONDUCTS RIGOROUS, ON-SITE EXTERNAL REVIEWS OF PRE-K-12 SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL SYSTEMS TO ENSURE THAT ALL LEARNERS REALIZE THEIR FULL POTENTIAL. WHILE OUR EXPERTISE IS GROUNDED IN MORE THAN A HUNDRED YEARS OF WORK IN SCHOOL ACCREDITATION, ADVANCED IS FAR FROM A TYPICAL ACCREDITING AGENCY. OUR GOAL ISN'T TO CERTIFY THAT SCHOOLS ARE GOOD ENOUGH. RATHER, OUR COMMITMENT IS TO HELP SCHOOLS IMPROVE.

COMBINING THE KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERTISE OF A RESEARCH INSTITUTE, THE SKILLS OF A MANAGEMENT CONSULTING FIRM AND THE PASSION OF A GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT FOR EDUCATIONAL CHANGE, WE SERVE AS A TRUSTED PARTNER TO 34,000 SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL SYSTEMS—EMPLOYING MORE THAN FOUR MILLION EDUCATORS AND ENROLLING MORE THAN 20 MILLION STUDENTS—ACROSS THE UNITED STATES AND 70 OTHER NATIONS. ADVANCED WAS CREATED THROUGH A 2006 MERGER OF THE PRE-K-12 DIVISIONS OF THE NORTH CENTRAL ASSOCIATION COMMISSION ON ACCREDITATION AND SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT (NCA CASI) AND THE SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS COUNCIL ON ACCREDITATION AND SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT (SACS CASI)—AND EXPANDED THROUGH THE ADDITION OF THE NORTHWEST ACCREDITATION COMMISSION (NWAC)/ADVANCED IN 2012.

KINDLY FIND THE ADVANCED PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR SCHOOLS HERE.


FOR THE PURPOSE OF ACCREDITATION, THE U.S. FEDERAL GOVT. DIVIDED THE ENTIRE COUNTRY INTO SIX REGIONS GEOGRAPHICALLY AND APPOINTED ONE BODY FOR EACH OF THE SIX REGIONS. THESE BODIES WERE THE DESIGNATED SIX REGIONAL ACCREDITING AGENCIES. THEY ARE AS FOLLOWS:

  • MIDDLE STATES ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS
  • NEW ENGLAND ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES
  • NORTH CENTRAL ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS
  • NORTHWEST ACCREDITATION COMMISSION
  • SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS
  • WESTERN ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES

THE NORTHWEST ASSOCIATION OF SECONDARY AND HIGHER SCHOOLS WAS FORMED AS A VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATION ON APRIL 5, 1917 WITH A MEMBERSHIP OF 25 SECONDARY SCHOOLS AND EIGHT HIGHER INSTITUTIONS IN FOUR NORTHWESTERN STATES. BY DECEMBER 2007, THIS MEMBERSHIP INCREASED TO OVER 1900. PRESENTLY, THE ORGANIZATION ACCREDITS IN SEVEN STATES: ALASKA, IDAHO, MONTANA, NEVADA, OREGON, UTAH, AND WASHINGTON.

IN DECEMBER 1974, THE TITLE OF THE ORGANIZATION WAS CHANGED TO: NORTHWEST ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES. IN DECEMBER 2001, THE ASSOCIATION'S NAME WAS CHANGED TO THE NORTHWEST ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOLS AND OF COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES, AND ON FEBRUARY 1, 2004 THE ASSOCIATION'S NAME WAS CHANGED TO THE NORTHWEST ASSOCIATION OF ACCREDITED SCHOOLS. IN 2010, AS A RESULT OF A RESTRUCTURING PLAN, THE NAME WAS CHANGED TO NORTHWEST ACCREDITATION COMMISSION.

SCHOOL FOR E-EDUCATION RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT (SERI) IS THE ACCREDITATION SUPPORT ARM FOR ADVANCED. IT WORKS AS A COLLABORATION PARTNER/ESA FOR ADVANCED AND AIMS TO IDENTIFY AND INTRODUCE SCHOOLS OF QUALITY AND REPUTE TO ADVANCED. ADDITIONALLY, SERI ENDEAVOURS TO WORK TOWARDS THE HOLISTIC IMPROVEMENT OF K12 EDUCATION AT A GLOBAL LEVEL, THUS BRINGING THE BEST GLOBAL PRACTICES FOR IMPROVEMENT TO SCHOOLS, ACADEMIA, STUDENTS AND THE EDUCATION FRATERNITY AT LARGE.


WE ARE COMMITTED TO FACILITATE THE ESSENCE OF QUALITY TEACHING AND LEARNING FOR THE STUDENTS TO SEEK KNOWLEDGE AND ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS. OUR BASIC AIM IS TO FACILITATE A ONE-STOP CLASSROOM DESTINATION FOR AMBITIOUS STUDENTS. WE ASPIRE TO ACHIEVE OUR MISSION THROUGH THE FOLLOWING STEP BY STEP METHOD.

  • CATERING TO THE COURSES WITH BRIGHT FUTURE PROSPECTS
  • EXPOSURE TO THE INDUSTRY REQUIREMENTS AND GLOBAL EDUCATION ENVIRONMENT
  • RESEARCH BASED COURSE CURRICULUM FOR COMPETITIVE EDGE
  • INNOVATION AND CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT IN EDUCATIONAL DELIVERY
  • DEVELOPING STUDENTS WITH AN OBJECTIVE TO BROADEN THEIR HORIZON OF KNOWLEDGE AND LEAD THE PROFESSIONAL LIFE
  • VALUE BASED TEACHING TO CREATE BETTER SYNERGY WITH THE TODAY'S COMPETITIVE WORLD
  • MOTIVATE AND INSPIRE STUDENTS TO DEVELOP THEIR OWN POINT OF VIEW TO HELP THEM TAKE BETTER DECISIONS AND LEAD THE WAY.

OUR VISION IS TO TRANSFORM SCHOOLS INTO SUPERIOR LEARNING CENTRES WITH STANDARDIZED ACCREDITATION, THUS ENABLING THE STUDENTS TO OUTSHINE IN THE PRESENT COMPETITIVE SCENARIO. WE FACILITATE THE STUDENTS WITH WELL STRUCTURED COURSES THROUGH NWAC/ADVANCED ACCREDITED SCHOOLS, THEREBY CREATING AN AUTHENTIC LEARNING EXPERIENCE TO ENABLE THEM LEAD THE WORLD OF FUTURE. WE AIM TO FULFIL THIS VISION THROUGH.

  • COLLABORATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT WHERE KNOWLEDGE IS SHARED SEAMLESSLY TO ALL
  • GLOBAL EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS TO ENABLE OUR STUDENTS TO COMPETE IN THE BORDERLESS WORLD
  • INTEGRATING PROFESSIONAL ENVIRONMENT TO PREPARE STUDENTS FOR A BRIGHT PROSPECT AHEAD
  • IMPECCABLE FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM TO ENHANCE THEIR CAPABILITIES AND CREATE A UNIQUE DELIVERY METHODOLOGY
  • STRINGENT QUALITY POLICIES TO MONITOR AND CONTROL THE EDUCATIONAL DELIVERY WITHOUT COMPROMISE

OUR ENDEAVORS' PRIMARILY REVOLVE AROUND THE FOLLOWING:

  • EDUCATING ALL STAKEHOLDERS ABOUT THE SALIENT FEATURES OF NWAC/ADVANCED ACCREDITATION
  • QUALITY AND ACCREDITATION SUPPORT TO SCHOOLS
  • PROVIDING FRAMEWORK OF NWAC/ADVANCED OPERATIONS TO SCHOOLS
  • MONITORING CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT AT SCHOOL LEVEL
  • ENHANCING THE LEARNING EXPERIENCE THROUGH SCHOOLS

THE 12 YEAR HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA PROGRAM IS A WIDELY ACCEPTED AND REVERED K12 QUALIFICATION GLOBALLY. IT AIMS TO DEVELOP THE PHYSICAL, COGNITIVE AND META-COGNITIVE SKILLS OF STUDENTS, THUS CHURNING OUT WELL-DEVELOPED YOUNG GLOBAL CITIZENS. AN IMPORTANT COG IN THE WHEEL IN THIS REGARD IS THE HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA PROGRAM CURRICULUM PRESCRIBED BY SERI TO SCHOOLS SEEKING NWAC/ADVANCED ACCREDITATION. THE CURRICULUM PRESCRIBED BY SERI HAS BEEN DESIGNED AND STRUCTURED BY AN EXTREMELY EXPERIENCED, ENTHUSIASTIC AND VISIONARY GROUP OF ACADEMICIANS. IT IS COHERENT WITH THE PRESCRIBED GUIDELINES OF MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT, GOVT. OF INDIA. IT ALSO TAKES INTO ACCOUNT VARIOUS RECOMMENDATIONS OF RESEARCH, PRIMARILY IN THE FIELDS OF EARLY-CHILD EDUCATION, EXPERIENTIAL AND PARTICIPATIVE LEARNING, EQUAL-OPPORTUNITY LEARNING, PAPERLESS-EDUCATION AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING AMONG OTHER SUBJECTS. IT IS DESIGNED TO INTEGRATE AND HARNESS THE POSITIVE ENERGY OF ALL STAKEHOLDERS INCLUDING SCHOOL MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP, STUDENTS, PARENTS AND TEACHERS. SERI IS ALSO DEDICATED TO UTILIZE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES FOR REPORTING, ASSESSMENT & IMPROVEMENT.

WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF TECHNOLOGY AND OPPORTUNITIES GLOBALLY, STUDENTS STARTED TO MIGRATE FROM ONE COUNTRY TO THE OTHER IN SEARCH OF BETTER AVENUES AND EDUCATION. EVERY COUNTRY'S DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION NEEDED AN ASSURANCE THAT THE QUALIFICATION COMPLETED BY THE STUDENT WAS VALID AND RECOGNIZED IN THE NATIVE COUNTRY OF THE STUDENT. THE RECOGNITION OF A STUDENT'S EDUCATION IN THE ORIGINAL COUNTRY OF HIS/HER EDUCATION WAS A BAROMETER OF ACCEPTANCE IN THE NEW COUNTRY.

ASSOCIATION OF INDIAN UNIVERSITIES IS THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT AUTHORITY IN INDIA THAT IS BESTOWED WITH THE POWER TO GRANT EQUIVALENCE TO FOREIGN QUALIFICATIONS. ASSOCIATION OF INDIAN UNIVERSITIES HAS AWARDED EQUIVALENCE TO THE HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA QUALIFICATION FROM SCHOOLS ACCREDITED BY THE SIX REGIONAL ACCREDITING AGENCIES AND CONSIDERED IT EQUIVALENT TO 12 YEAR SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL CERTIFICATION FROM CENTRAL BOARD OF SECONDARY EDUCATION AND OTHER RECOGNIZED BOARDS IN INDIA.

THESE ARE THE STAGES TO IDENTIFYING SCHOOLS OF QUALITY:

INQUIRY STAGE

THE COMMUNICATION WITH SERI CAN BEGIN THROUGH AN INTEREST GENERATED FROM THE SCHOOL LEADERSHIP OR THE GOVERNING BOARD OF THE SCHOOL. THE SCHOOL SHOWCASES ITS BASIC PROFILE AND INFRASTRUCTURE FACILITIES THROUGH ONLINE OR TELEPHONIC CONVERSATION. THE STAFF AT SERI EVALUATE THE SCHOOL THROUGH A SERIES O F BASIC QUESTIONS AND DISCUSSIONS.

PROSPECT STAGE

THE SERI TEAM SENDS BASIC INFORMATION AND COLLATERALS WHERE THE SCHOOL LEADERSHIP GATHER AND ASSIMILATE MORE KNOWLEDGE ABOUT NWAC/ADVANCED AND ITS POLICIES AND PROCEDURES. AT THIS STAGE THE SCHOOL LEADERSHIP IS ADVISED TO DEVOTE TIME AND ATTENTION TO STUDY EVERY MINUTE DETAIL TO THEIR SATISFACTION. THE SCHOOL LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT THEN FILL A BASIC FORM AND SUBMIT A REPORT OUTLINING THE INTEREST, CAPABILITY AND QUALITY OF THE SCHOOL. THE DETAILED REPORT IS BASED ON THE AMALGAMATION OF QUALITY REQUIREMENTS OF NWAC/ADVANCED AND THE INDIAN EDUCATION SYSTEM.

Evaluation STAGE

AFTER THE EVALUATION OF ALL THE INFORMATION SENT BY THE SCHOOL, A SCHOOL IS REGARDED AS A PROSPECT FOR THE EVALUATION STAGE. THE EVALUATION STAGE INVOLVES A 2-3 DAY VISIT BY AN EVALUATOR FROM THE SERI TEAM. THE EVALUATOR STUDIES EVERY MINUTE ACADEMIC, INFRASTRUCTURAL AND SERVICE ASPECT OF THE SCHOOL TO FIGURE OUT ITS PREPARATION LEVEL FOR ACCREDITATION. THE SCHOOL IS INFORMED OF THE OUTCOME OF THE EVALUATION STAGE DURING THE VISIT ITSELF.

CONVERSION STAGE

ONCE THE SCHOOL IS DEEMED READY AND FIT FOR ACCREDITATION, THE READINESS VISIT OF THE NWAC/ADVANCED TEAM IS PLANNED. THE READINESS VISIT HOSTED BY THE SCHOOL IS PRECURSOR TO BEING FORMALLY INTRODUCED INTO THE NWAC/ADVANCED NETWORK. AFTER A SUCCESSFUL READINESS VISIT, THE SCHOOL HOSTS AN EXTERNAL ACCREDITATION TEAM FROM NWAC/ADVANCED FOR FORMAL ACCREDITATION.

A CREDIT IS A COMMONLY USED TERM TO REPRESENT THE TIME AND WORK ALLOCATED TO A CERTAIN SUBJECT.

A "CREDIT HOUR" IS THE UNIT OF MEASURING EDUCATIONAL CREDIT, USUALLY BASED ON THE NUMBER OF CLASSROOM HOURS PER WEEK THROUGHOUT AN ACADEMIC TERM OR ACADEMIC YEAR. IN A BROADER AND MORE MODERN SENSE, IT IS DESIGNED TO INCLUDE THE TOTAL COURSE HOURS SPENT IN CLASSROOMS, LABORATORIES, ACTIVITIES AND RESEARCH.


THE CREDIT SYSTEM PRESCRIBES A MINIMUM NUMBER OF CREDITS THAT A STUDENT HAS TO COMPLETE IN ORDER TO EARN A PASSING/QUALIFICATION STATUS IN A CERTAIN SUBJECT OR GRADE.

CREDIT TO CREDIT HOUR CONVERSION TABLE
GRADE/LEVEL CREDIT TO CREDIT HOUR CONVERSION FOR CORE SUBJECTS CREDIT TO CREDIT HOUR CONVERSION FOR ELECTIVE/LANGUAGE SUBJECTS
PLP (I-V) 1 CREDIT = 120 HOURS 1 CREDIT = 120 HOURS
MLP (VI- VIII) 1 CREDIT = 120 HOURS 1 CREDIT = 120 HOURS
SLP (IX-X) 1 CREDIT = 180 HOURS 1 CREDIT = 180 HOURS
HSLP (XI-XII) 1 CREDIT = 180 HOURS 1 CREDIT = 180 HOURS

THE CREDIT SYSTEM PRESCRIBES A MINIMUM NUMBER OF CREDITS THAT A STUDENT HAS TO COMPLETE IN ORDER TO EARN A PASSING/QUALIFICATION STATUS IN A CERTAIN SUBJECT OR GRADE.

CREDIT TO CREDIT HOUR CONVERSION TABLE
GRADE/LEVEL CREDIT TO CREDIT HOUR CONVERSION FOR CORE SUBJECTS CREDIT TO CREDIT HOUR CONVERSION FOR ELECTIVE/LANGUAGE SUBJECTS
PLP (I-V) 1 CREDIT = 120 HOURS 1 CREDIT = 120 HOURS
MLP (VI- VIII) 1 CREDIT = 120 HOURS 1 CREDIT = 120 HOURS
SLP (IX-X) 1 CREDIT = 180 HOURS 1 CREDIT = 180 HOURS
HSLP (XI-XII) 1 CREDIT = 180 HOURS 1 CREDIT = 180 HOURS