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AdvancED Systems Accreditation

The Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Corporation is committed to engaging in a continuous process of quality improvement to constantly better the programs, services, instruction and activities offered by the school corporation for its stakeholders. An informed community is a productive community. We want our parents and families to better understand how our continuous improvement process operates. Our work begins at the school level through each of their school improvement teams. Each team focuses on developing and executing research-based practices through five Standards of Quality. Each faculty member in each school serves on one of its five Standard Committees, allowing for everyone to be involved in the school improvement process. Each school Standard Committee has a chairperson who facilitates the process in each building. These chairpeople also serve on their respective Standard Committee at the corporation level. This allows for our building chairs to share what is working at each building, further informing the corporation leadership as to the what is working and what the needs are at and across schools. This creates an opportunity for north and south communication between the schools and the corporation, as well as east and west communication between schools in the sharing of best practices. The Standards for Quality and definitions are listed below:


  1. Purpose and Direction: The corporation/school maintains and communicates a purpose and direction committed to high expectations for learning, shared values and beliefs about teaching and learning.

  2. Governance and Leadership: The corporation/school operates under the governance and leadership promoting and supporting student performance and school effectiveness.

  3. Teaching and Assessing for Learning: The corporation/school curriculum, instructional design, and assessment practices guide and ensure teacher effectiveness and student learning.

  4. Resources and Support Systems: The corporation/school has resources and provides services supporting its purpose and direction to ensure success for all students.

  5. Using Results for Continuous Improvement: The corporation/school implements a comprehensive assessment system generating a range of data about student learning and school effectiveness and uses the results to guide continuous improvement.


As part of the continuous improvement process, an AdvancED External Review Team will visit our corporation and schools on the 24th through 26th of April 2016. Their purpose is to evaluate how well our corporation meets the AdvancED accreditation standards on quality systems and to make a recommendation for national accreditation. Six trained professionals from across the state and nation will complete the following steps as part of the External Review Process:

  • Examine stakeholder perception feedback data and student assessment data;

  • Interview corporation, school and community stakeholders;

  • Conduct site visits to each of our schools and various classrooms; and

  • Observe corporation and school quality practices.


For additional information concerning the systems accreditation process, please contact:

Jason Bletzinger

Assistant Superintendent
jbletzinger@rbbschools.net
812.876.7100 ext. 2175


AThe Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Corporation is committed to engaging in a continuous process of quality improvement to constantly better the programs, services, instruction and activities offered by the school corporation for its stakeholders. As part of our continuous improvement efforts, a parent survey powered by AdvancED, our accrediting agency, was administered this past November. We want to sincerely thank our parents, guardians and families for their feedback as part of our continuous improvement and accreditation process. The feedback gathered will be used to help us identify where our corporation is meeting the needs of our students, parents and families, and where we need to review and revise our practices to better respond to and fulfill the needs of our school community stakeholders.


An informed community is a productive community. We want our parents and families to better understand how our continuous improvement process operates. Our work begins at the school level through each of their school improvement teams. Each team focuses on developing and executing research-based practices through five Standards of Quality. Each faculty member in each school serves on one of its five Standard Committees, allowing for everyone to be involved in the school improvement process. Each school Standard Committee has a chairperson who facilitates the process in each building. These chairpeople also serve on their respective Standard Committee at the corporation level. This allows for our building chairs to share what is working at each building, further informing the corporation leadership as to the what is working and what the needs are at and across schools. This creates an opportunity for north and south communication between the schools and the corporation, as well as east and west communication between schools in the sharing of best practices. The Standards for Quality and definitions are listed below:


  1. Purpose and Direction: The corporation/school maintains and communicates a purpose and direction committed to high expectations for learning, shared values and beliefs about teaching and learning.

  2. Governance and Leadership: The corporation/school operates under the governance and leadership promoting and supporting student performance and school effectiveness.

  3. Teaching and Assessing for Learning: The corporation/school curriculum, instructional design, and assessment practices guide and ensure teacher effectiveness and student learning.

  4. Resources and Support Systems: The corporation/school has resources and provides services supporting its purpose and direction to ensure success for all students.

Using Results for Continuous Improvement: The corporation/school implements a comprehensive assessment system generating a range of data about student learning and school effectiveness and uses the results to guide continuous improvement.