Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS) has been recommended to earn the distinction of accreditation by AdvancEd/SACS CASI for a five-year term. M-DCPS is the largest school district in the nation to achieve this accreditation, which is based on a lengthy review process that analyzes the Index of Education Quality for the district.
After visiting more than 730 classrooms and speaking with 1,607 stakeholders, including students, teachers, principals, School Board members and the superintendent, Advanc Ed announced that M-DCPS scored well above average, receiving an overall score of 298.73, with the average score worldwide being 282.45. The score was based on three different categories: teaching and learning impact, leadership capacity and resource utilization.
“This is another step forward in transforming our schools from good to great. I am extremely proud, but acknowledge there is tough work ahead for us,” said Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho. “We ought not rest in the shadows of the trophies we have received, but instead, focus on the recommendations made by Advanc Ed to continue moving us ahead into 21st century learning.”
Advanced Ed is the global leader in providing continuous improvement and accreditation services to more than 32,000 institutions serving 20 million students worldwide. Its goal is to develop an international protocol for school systems committed to systemic, systematic and sustainable improvement.