MNSAAMinnesota Nonpublic School Accrediting Association (St. Paul, MN)
MNSAAMissouri Nonpublic School Accrediting Association
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every Wednesday and Saturday, from April 10 to April 27, the MNSAA said.
The MNSAA would also like to remind participants to be on time as the tour guide will start promptly.
Completed self-study reports are submitted to MNSAA where they are reviewed by a state level Leadership Council for accreditation consideration.
While the MNSAA regularly reviewed and updated the process, several concerns emerged: 1) subjective feedback from site teams made schools question the accuracy and validity of the site-visit reports; 2) schools provided insufficient data in their documentation of evidence; 3) the visit was viewed as a burden and the feedback wasn't consistently used for school improvement; and 4) feedback from annual report readers was inconsistent.
After more than twenty years without significant changes to the accreditation process and materials, it became apparent to the MNSAA leadership that the process needed to be invigorated to address the concerns we were noting.
The MNSAA team worked with Accreditrac[C] developers to customize the application allowing data entry for ratings on each benchmark, providing areas for narratives to explain activities, and an area to document evidence.