School Improvement Planning
Schools Accredited with Warning or Provisionally Accredited-Graduation Rate
Schools that are Accredited with Warning or Provisionally Accredited-Graduation Rate are required by the Standards of Accreditation, 8VAC 20-131-310.G, to develop a three-year School Improvement Plan.
School Improvement Planning Requirements
Per the Regulations Establishing Standards for Accrediting Public Schools in Virginia, 8VAC 20-131-310.G, schools that are Accredited with Warning or Conditionally Accredited-Graduation Rate are required to develop a three-year school improvement plan which includes the following components:
- A description of how the school will meet the provisional accreditation benchmarks, or the requirements to be Fully Accredited, for each of the years covered by the plan;
- Specific measures for achieving and documenting student academic improvement;
- The amount of time in the school day devoted to instruction in the core academic areas;
- Instructional practices designed to remediate students who have not been successful on SOL tests;
- Intervention strategies designed to prevent further declines in student performance;
- Staff development needed;
- Strategies to involve and assist parents in raising their child’s academic performance;
- The need for flexibility or waivers to state or local regulations to meet the objectives of the plan; and
- A description of the manner in which local, state, and federal funds are used to support the implementation of the components of this plan.
Please contact Bev Rabil at 804-786-5819 or Beverly.Rabil@doe.virginia.gov regarding questions about the Conditional Accreditation process.