AdvancED + Faith Indicators for Faith-based Schools

 

  

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Standard 1: Vision and Purpose
The school establishes and communicates a shared purpose and direction for improving the performance of students and the effectiveness of the school.
   
Indicator for faith-based schools
1.1 The school’s Anabaptist/Mennonite identity is articulated clearly in the school’s mission, beliefs and publications.
1.2 The school’s Anabaptist/Mennonite identity is integrated into school wide goals and objectives.
     
Standard 2: Governance and Leadership
The school provides governance and leadership that promote student performance and school effectiveness.
     
Indicator for faith-based schools
2.1 The governance and leadership articulate and model the Anabaptist/Mennonite nature of the school.
2.2 Policies, procedures and decisions of the governing body and leadership are based on the Anabaptist/Mennonite values and identity of the school.
2.3 The structure and function of governance engages the school community in setting direction and ensuring the future of the school as a faith-based institution.
2.4 The governance and leadership promote respect and collaboration among all members of the school community.
2.5 Criteria for hiring school leaders include an assessment of the candidates understanding and commitment to the foundational beliefs and mission of the school.
2.6 Criteria for hiring school personnel include an assessment of the candidates understanding and commitment to the foundational beliefs and mission of the school.
     
Standard 3: Teaching and Learning
The school provides research based curriculum and instructional methods that facilitate achievement for all students.
    
Indicator for faith-based schools
3.1 The school environment portrays an identifiable integration of faith, life and culture.
3.2 The Anabaptist/Mennonite nature of the school is appropriately reflected throughout the curriculum and co-curricular experiences.
3.3
Faith formation of the students is a concern of all faculty members.
3.4 The Anabaptist/Mennonite education program is well defined and consistent with the mission of the school and developmentally appropriate in nature.
3.5 Faith development and service are seen as integral to the education program of the students.
     
Standard 4: Documenting and Using Results
Assessment does not warrant additional faith responses.
      
Standard 5: Resources and Support Systems
The school has the resources and services necessary to support its vision and purpose and to ensure achievement for all students.
   
Indicator for faith-based schools
5.1 The governance makes judicious use of financial resources based on the Anabaptist/Mennonite values of the school.
5.2 The governance provides financial resources to support and enhance the Anabaptist/Mennonite nature of the school.
5.3 Institutional advancement efforts are supported by leadership staff, parents and alumni.
5.4 Staff performance evaluations reflect the faith and values of the school.
5.5 The guidance/counseling services reflect the school’s faith, identity and mission.
5.6 Admission policies are consistent with the school’s Anabaptist/Mennonite values and traditions.
     
Standard 6: Stakeholder Communication and Relationships
The school fosters effective communications and relationships with and among its stakeholders.
    
Indicator for faith-based schools
6.1 The school provides faith formation information based on the Anabaptist/Mennonite beliefs, values and traditions of the school for all community members.
    
Standard 7: Commitment to Continuous Improvement
The school establishes, implements, and monitors a continuous process of improvement that focuses on student performance.
     
Indicator for faith-based schools
7.1 Appropriate attention is given to values and traditions that demonstrate and reinforce the school’s Anabaptist/Mennonite nature.
7.2 Professional development opportunities regularly provide for the spiritual development of all faculty and staff as spiritual leaders in the school community.
 
 
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