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Visiting Team Resources

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Accreditation is a voluntary, peer review process which engages thousands of professional educators in school visits each year. Peer evaluators are trained to function as “critical friends” who provide commendations and recommendations to assist an institution’s growth and improvement process.

Here we present some information to assist you in preparing for your upcoming Accreditation Team Visit:

During the Accreditation Visit, a team of volunteer peer reviewers representing career and technical institutions from throughout New England visit the school or center for three and one-half days (decennial visit) or for two and one-half days (five year focus visit). The Visiting Team looks to validate the school or center’s self-study report through direct observation of its practices and through interviews with key constituents (students, teachers, administrators, parents, community representatives, business partners). The Visiting Team Report will include detailed analysis of each academic and technical program, as well as an analysis of the school or center’s practices relative to the standards. It is vitally important to note the formative nature of the team’s visit and report. 


Interested in Becoming a Visiting Team Member?

If you have not yet volunteered but are interested in serving on an Accreditaion Visiting Team, please first review the qualifications and application process

NEASC is notified of prospective volunteers via the Annual Information Report (AIR). If you would like to participate on a Visiting Team, make sure to let your school head know that you would like to be added to the CPS Evaluator List on the AIR.