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SAIS Accreditation Committee
Standards Review Surveys 

STANDARD 1: Vision and Purpose

The school establishes and communicates a shared purpose and direction for improving the performance of students and the effectiveness of the school.

Standard 1 Survey
five indicators

 STANDARD 2: Governance and Leadership

The school provides a governance, leadership, and organizational structure that promotes student performance and school effectiveness.


Standard 2 Survey
nineteen indicators


STANDARD 3: Teaching and Learning

The school provides research based curriculum and instructional methods that facilitate achievement for all students.


Standard 3 Survey
fourteen indicators


STANDARD 4: Documenting and Using Results

The school enacts a comprehensive assessment system that monitors, documents, and uses results to improve student performance and school effectiveness.


Standard 4
four indicators


STANDARD 5: Resources and Support Systems

The school has the resources and services necessary to support its mission and purpose and to ensure achievement for all students.


Standard 5
twelve indicators


STANDARD 6: Stakeholder Communication and elationships

The school fosters effective communications and relationships with and among its stakeholders.


Standard 6
eleven indicators


STANDARD 7: Commitment to Continuous Improvement

The school establishes, implements, and monitors a continuous process of improvement that focuses on student performance.


Standard 7
three indicators


SAIS Indicators for Independent Schools

SAIS schools demonstrate that they are mission-driven and committed to creating an environment of learning and continuous improvement by meeting these indicators. They are broken into four sections: Operational Policies, Governance and Head of School, Faculty and Students, Self Study and School Report.  All SAIS indicators must be fully met for accreditation consideration. 


NOTE: These fifteen indicators were crafted as part of intiial work in revising the SAIS indicators.  


SAIS Unique Indicators
fifteen indicators

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