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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) – Brunswick County Schools has sent out the results of a recent study of the district by AdvancED. The district met accreditation standards in six of seven evaluated categories.
AdvancED evaluates schools and awards districts with accreditation if they meet certain qualifications, are engaging in continuous improvement and demonstrate quality assurance through internal and external reviews.
A team from AdvancED visited the district in April. The group interviewed administrators, students, staff, parents, school board members and others. They evaluated the district in seven areas.
The report found the district was “operational” in five categories, “highly functional” for the resources and support systems category and “emerging” for the governance and leadership category. “Highly functional” is the highest level, followed by “operational,” “emerging,” then “not evident.”
District spokesperson Jessica Swencki said the district uses the results of the study to find out where the district needs to make improvements. She said the most important part of the survey is it gives the district guidance for the future.
The report listed several things the district is doing well and several things the district needs to change. The report praised the district’s school improvement plans, the community support and that the district uses AdvancED as a major tool to evaluate the district’s continuous improvement.
The report also said the district needs to work on its communication protocol at every level in the system. The governance and leadership category is the only standard the district did not meet accreditation requirements for.
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