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Accreditation Standard 1

Standard 1 - Purpose and direction

The school maintains and communicates a purpose and direction that commit to high expectations for learning as well as shared values and beliefs about teaching and learning.

Standard 1.1

The school engages in a systematic, inclusive, and comprehensive process to review, revise, and communicate a school purpose for student success.

Level 3: The school's process for review, revision, and communication of the purpose statement is documented. The process is formalized and implemented on a regular schedule. The process includes participation by representatives from all stakeholder groups. The purpose statement focuses on student success.
OUR INTERPRETATION: Mission/Vision and by-laws of the school.



Approved vision and mission statement on the web.

Examples of communications to stakeholders

   - Schools website (
Annual Report (Available on the website)
School Quarterly newsletter (Available on the website)
Student handbook
Teacher handbook
Parent handbook

Vision and Mission Statement Changes

Communication plan
Communication Templates 
Survey results proving that the school's vision and mission are clearly defined and communicated

Standard 1.2

The school leadership and staff commit to a culture that is based on shared values and beliefs about teaching and learning and supports challenging, equitable educational programs and learning experiences for all students that include achievement of learning, thinking, and life skills.  

Level3: Commitment to shared values and beliefs about teaching and learning is evident in documentation and decision making. This commitment is regularly reflected in communication among leaders and staff. Challenging educational programs and equitable learning experiences are implemented so that all students achieve learning, thinking, and life skills necessary for success. Evidences indicates a commitment to instructional practices that include active student engagement, a focus on depth of understanding, and the application of knowledge and skills. School leadership and staff share high expectations for professional practice.
OUR INTERPRETATION: Taking every effort to make every student learn Tamil Language and periodic communication of this to Tamil community. 



Email archives - Start of the school year meetings with parents/teachers

School Enrollment flyers before start of Academic year

Printed School's Brochure (Hard copy will be provided during external review)

School's vision and mission statements are on the website

Survey results proving school's student active engagement and commitment to high expectations for professional practice.

Standard 1.3

The school’s leadership implements a continuous improvement process that provides clear direction for improving conditions that support student learning.

Level3: School leaders implement a documented, systematic continuous improvement process for improving student learning and the conditions that support learning. All stakeholder groups are engaged in the process. School personnel maintain a profile with current and comprehensive data on student and school performance. The profile contains analyses of data used to identify goals for the improvement of achievement and instruction that are aligned with the school's purpose. Improvement goals have measurable performance targets. The process includes action planning that identifies measurable objectives, strategies, activities, resources, and timelines for achieving improvement goals. School leaders hold all school personnel accountable for and evaluate the overall quality of the implementation of all interventions and strategies. The process is reviewed and evaluated. Documentation that the process yields improved student achievement and instruction is available and communicated to stakeholders.
OUR INTERPRETATION: Mission/Vision and by-laws of the school.



Agenda and minutes from syllabus improvement planning

Email archives showing school/Teacher communication to parents and vice versa

Survey results proving positive results  of schools improvement processes

School improvement plan blueprint

ATA syllabus improvement plan

Tamil School of Missouri – School Improvement Plan (Excel)


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