BRIEF DESCRIPTION: The proposed amendments would adopt updated standards for school accreditation.
The Department of Education and Early Development proposes to adopt regulation changes in Title 4 of the Alaska Administrative Code dealing with the standards for state accreditation of schools. Under the proposed changes in 4 AAC 04.300, the department would adopt by reference two new AdvancED published documents, AdvancED Performance Standards for Schools and AdvancED Performance Standards for School Systems in place of the outdated Standards for Quality Schools currently adopted by reference. The regulation changes would also update the name of the accrediting entity.
All written comments must be received not later than 4:30 p.m. on May 14, 2019.
After the written comment period has ended, you may submit oral comments to the State Board of Education and Early Development at a hearing to be held by the board on June 7, 2019, by audio-conference or in person. The oral hearing will be held from 9:10 a.m. to 11:10 a.m. but may be extended to accommodate those present before 9:00 a.m. who have not had an opportunity to comment before 11:10 a.m.
Statutory authority: AS 14.07.020, AS 14.07.060.
Statutes being implemented, interpreted, or made specific: AS 14.07.020
Fiscal information: The proposed regulation changes are not expected to require an increased appropriation.
Proposed changes (docx)
Additional Regulations Notice Information (docx)
AdvancED Performace Standards for School Systems (pdf)
AdvancED Performance Standards Schools (pdf)
Standards Regulations (pdf)
4 AAC XX.XXX Please cite the Regulation you are commenting on (i.e., the 4 AAC number listed with the regulation description), and use a separate form for each regulation.
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