School Accreditation is a process of quality assurance. It is a method of ensuring that schools consistently meet specific standards. Accredited schools are evaluated by an independent group to guarantee quality education.
Accreditation of K-12 Schools
Accreditation of K-12 schools is very important for not only parents but also for the students that live in these areas. It gives parents the assurance that their children will receive a high quality education through accredited schools. As more people are demanding more accountability from schools, accreditation has become a buzz word.
School accreditation has been defined as “the process of assuring that schools meet certain educational standards.” The school accreditation process has been conducted in the United States since the late 19th century. The various standards set by school accreditation boards vary significantly from state to state and country to country, but most focus on ensuring that schools meet requirements for curricular content, faculty credentials and training, financial stability, facilities maintenance and quality control. This process is undertaken by a central government agency or quasi-governmental body in some countries; while in other countries (including the United States), private organizations also perform this role.
School Accreditation with IAO
The IAO can accredit your school to issue accreditation certificates that validate the skills of your students. It helps them to get work. IAO recognition helps investors trust you, and the reputation of your school, by showing that you have been audited and deemed to meet certain standards.
Accreditation restores a school to its original purpose – giving students access to education. IAO certification is proof that a school is meeting our standards, and demonstrates commitment to serving the public interest. Once you get your IAO accreditation, it is permanent and will never expire. A school may be de-accredited only through a formal revocation process. The revocation procedure provides an opportunity to correct violations or misconduct and address any issues before they become a matter of public record.