MAMMOTH SPRING -- Mammoth Spring School Superintendent Ron Taylor announced last week that high school principal Brian Davis has received his AdvancEd Certificate of Recognition with his completing the Quality Assurance Review Chair training for school accreditation.
"AdvancED provides accreditation, research and professional services to 23,000 public and private schools, including 4,500 school districts in 30 states and 65 countries," Taylor said.
The superintendent said as a certified chair, Davis will serve as a leader of Qualified Assurance Review (QAR) Teams and will facilitate QAR visits to schools and districts seeking AdvancED accreditation. "A QAR visiting team's responsibility is to evaluate a school's or district's adherence to accreditation standards, assess effectiveness of continuous improvement efforts, provide high quality feedback from the review, and finally, make an accreditation recommendation," he said.
Taylor said Davis went through a rigorous training process in which trainees complete a four module-based training course sponsored by AdvancED. "A certified chair usually leads a team of three to five team members into schools," Taylor said.
"I am really excited about the opportunity to be part of a process that ensures our children receive a quality education. I am also thrilled to represent the North Central Association, (located in Jonesboro) and play a critical role in AdvancED's mission of advancing excellence in education worldwide by providing quality feedback to schools in their continuous improvement efforts," Davis said.
The Mammoth Spring School District is an accredited school. "Through accreditation, facility, students and parents benefit by knowing that accredited schools meet standards, commit to continuous improvement and invite internal and external review, all focused on student achievement," Taylor said.