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Rule Title: ACCREDITATION STANDARDS: PROCEDURES
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Department: EDUCATION
Chapter: STANDARDS OF ACCREDITATION
Subchapter: General Provisions
 
Latest version of the adopted rule presented in Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM):

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10.55.601    ACCREDITATION STANDARDS: PROCEDURES

(1) The Board of Public Education adopts standards of accreditation upon the recommendation of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

(2) The Board of Public Education and the Superintendent of Public Instruction establish procedures and schedules for reviewing the accreditation status of each school.

(3) To ensure continuous education improvement, the school district and each of its schools shall develop, implement, and evaluate continuous school improvement plans and make the plans publically available. These plans shall be reviewed on a yearly basis to reflect a continuous improvement process.

(a) Each plan shall include:

(i) a school district level education profile;

(ii) the school district's educational goals pursuant to the requirements of ARM 10.55.701;

(iii) a description of planned progress toward implementing all content and program area standards, in accordance with the schedule in ARM 10.55.603;

(iv) a description of strategies for assessing student progress toward meeting all content standards, pursuant to the requirements of ARM 10.55.603 and ARM 10.56.101; and

(v) a professional development component, in accordance with ARM 10.55.714.

(b) The local board of trustees shall report and submit their adopted continuous school improvement plan with the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

(c) The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall develop and implement procedures necessary to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the implementation of the continuous improvement plan of each school district and its schools.

(4) To ensure continuous educational improvement, the Superintendent of Public Instruction shall provide guidance, resources, and evaluation to assist in the implementation of district and school plans to improve teaching and learning for all students.

History: 20-2-114, MCA; IMP, 20-2-121, 20-3-106, 20-7-101, MCA; NEW, 1989 MAR p. 342, Eff. 7/1/89; AMD, 1992 MAR p. 43, Eff. 1/17/92; AMD, 1992 MAR p. 1472, Eff. 7/17/92; AMD, 1993 MAR p. 682, Eff. 4/30/93; AMD, 1994 MAR p. 2524, Eff. 9/9/94; AMD, 1995 MAR p. 1037, Eff. 6/16/95; AMD, 1998 MAR p. 2707, Eff. 10/9/98; AMD, 2000 MAR p. 3340, Eff. 12/8/00; AMD, 2002 MAR p. 172, Eff. 2/1/02; AMD, 2012 MAR p. 2042, Eff. 7/1/13.


 

 
MAR Notices Effective From Effective To History Notes
10-55-262 7/1/2013 Current History: 20-2-114, MCA; IMP, 20-2-121, 20-3-106, 20-7-101, MCA; NEW, 1989 MAR p. 342, Eff. 7/1/89; AMD, 1992 MAR p. 43, Eff. 1/17/92; AMD, 1992 MAR p. 1472, Eff. 7/17/92; AMD, 1993 MAR p. 682, Eff. 4/30/93; AMD, 1994 MAR p. 2524, Eff. 9/9/94; AMD, 1995 MAR p. 1037, Eff. 6/16/95; AMD, 1998 MAR p. 2707, Eff. 10/9/98; AMD, 2000 MAR p. 3340, Eff. 12/8/00; AMD, 2002 MAR p. 172, Eff. 2/1/02; AMD, 2012 MAR p. 2042, Eff. 7/1/13.
2/1/2002 7/1/2013 History: Sec. 20-2-114, MCA; IMP, Sec. 20-2-121, 20-3-106, 20-7-101, MCA; NEW, 1989 MAR p. 342, Eff. 7/1/89; AMD, 1992 MAR p. 43, Eff. 1/17/92; AMD, 1992 MAR p. 1472, Eff. 7/17/92; AMD, 1993 MAR p. 682, Eff. 4/30/93; AMD, 1994 MAR p. 2524, Eff. 9/9/94; AMD, 1995 MAR p. 1037, Eff. 6/16/95; AMD, 1998 MAR p. 2707, Eff. 10/9/98; AMD, 2000 MAR p. 3340, Eff. 12/8/00; AMD, 2002 MAR p. 172, Eff. 2/1/02.
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