A Comprehensive School Improvement Process
Accreditation is achieved by applying CTCI's Standards of Membership through a deliberate process of voluntary self and voluntary peer review, including institutionial self-study and evaluation, accompanied by Commission examination and anlaysis leading to accreditation. The Standards set the foundation for the cycle of accreditation, providing clear and comprehensive school improvement models. One hundred percent of CTCI schools surveyed in 2005 attest to the short- and long-term affects of all aspects of the process. For example, "the process has impacted the quality of education at our institution by not only identifying areas where improvements could be made, but also by affirming the degree of excellence where it already existed."