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AdvancED External Review Team Report Highlights


Since receiving our external review visit from AdvancED in April 2018, we have received great news: St. Michael Catholic School has been awarded “highly regarded accreditation,” an honor that is recognized throughout the world!

AdvancED is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site reviews of a variety of educational institutions to ensure that all learners realize their full potential.  AdvancED provides nationally-recognized accreditation, the purpose of which is continuous school improvement focused on increasing student performance.

To earn accreditation, schools must meet AdvancED’s high standards, be evaluated by a team of professionals from outside the school and implement a continuous process of school improvement.  Accreditation is granted on a five-year term. The goal of AdvancED is not to certify that schools are “good enough,” but rather to assist schools in their efforts to “continuously improve.”

On the AdvancED Index of Educational Quality, St. Michael Catholic received a rating of 372.07 on a scale ranging from 100-400. This rating score of 93% IEQ is comprised/built from the scoring in three domains: Leadership Capacity, Learning Capacity, and Resource Capacity, as well as the scoring from classroom observations.

Student growth data by the Engagement Review Team indicated that St. Michael Catholic School is excelling in all areas of performance.

St. Michael School’s commitment to continuous improvement was rated at the Exceeds Expectations level, indicating the school has a data-driven continuous improvement plan which is being used for the development of key strategic goals.

StMS scored at Meets or Exceeds Expectations on all Leadership Capacity Standards, Learning Capacity Standards, and Resource Capacity Standards

Classroom observation data showed that classrooms were well managed and presented themselves as welcoming, inclusive and a safe place for learning to occur. Teachers demonstrated high expectations for all students.

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