School Accreditation

The School Accreditation standard is based on the PDCA (Plan Do Check Act) concept which reflects on the improvement cycle of proposing a change in a process (Plan), implementing the change (Do), measuring the results (Check), and taking appropriate action for further improvement in the systems (Act). (Include pictorial representation with gif movement in arrows)

At the 2nd QCI National Quality Conclave in 2007, Dr A P J Abdul Kalam in his address stated that if we have to bring Quality in the Nation we need to begin at the roots i.e. in schools.

The Accreditation standard for Quality School Governance has been developed in the above mentioned context. The standard has three basic sections i.e.

  • School Governance
  • Educational and Support Processes and
  • Performance Measurement & Improvement.
The sections are interwoven to deliver Quality Education.

The School Accreditation standard:
  • Provides educational services that aim to enhance satisfaction level of all the interested parties,
  • It addresses requirements that are applicable to all kinds of schools, regardless of type, size, affiliations and nature of educational services provided,
  • Provides a basis for assessing and where required, rating the effectiveness of an educational management system,
  • Develop quality consciousness among interested parties involved in school activities

Focus of the Standard

  • Establishing systems to enable learning, self development and improved performance
  • Providing for holistic development of student
  • Encouraging schools to pursue excellence
  • Complying with statutory and regulatory requirements

Use of the Standard

  • As a self- improvement tool
  • For third party accreditation / certification
  • By statutory and regulatory authorities

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