16 NCAC 06G .0203         High School Accreditation Framework

(a)  The High School Accreditation Framework is the process whereby public schools or school districts undergo a quality assurance process that includes outside review by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI).

(b)  The process to request an accreditation review and determine high school accreditation is as follows:

(1)           The district superintendent shall make the request in writing and submit it to the SBE;

(2)           The NCDPI shall conduct the review using three years of data;

(3)           The NCDPI shall provide findings to the SBE, and the SBE shall make a decision regarding accreditation; and

(4)           The LEA shall be notified of the SBE decision.

(c)  The NCDPI shall use the following indicators to conduct its accreditation review:

(1)           The school's performance composite;

(2)           The cohort graduation rate, which is the percentage of ninth graders who graduate high school within the same four-year period; and

(3)           Factors of post-secondary readiness measures, including:

(A)          successful completion of Mathematics III;

(B)          ACT, a college readiness assessment; and

(C)          WorkKeys, a career readiness assessment.

(d)  Accreditation shall be valid for five years.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 115C-12(39); N.C. Const. Art. IX, Sect. 2 and 5;

Eff. April 1, 2014.