CIS/WASC Accreditation Process 2022

TES is fully accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). As part of the very rigorous process to gain and retain accreditation, the school undertakes a 5 yearly cycle of reaccreditation, which will take place in 2022.

CIS Introduction - International Accreditation.

Mission

CIS is a membership community working collaboratively to shape international education through professional services to schools, higher educations institutions and individuals

Vision

To inspire the development of global citizens through high quality international education: connecting ideas, cultures, and educators from every corner of the world.

Values

We provide leadership. We challenge ourselves and others. We are principled. We value diversity.

What Drives the Accreditation?

  • Learning
  • Well-being
  • Purpose and Direction
  • Global Citizenship

Self-Study Process

One of the key aspects of the process is for the Schools to take a reflective look at all areas of the school. To evaluate where goals are being met, exceeded or not fully met. Schools, as part of their preparation, carry a comprehensive Self-Study process involving all stakeholders, initially in the form of a Survey, but then with stakeholder representatives joining Domain committees to evaluate the Survey feedback and do follow-up discussion. All members of the community are encouraged to join the feedback on this process.

Domains of Self-reflections

A. Purpose and direction

B. Governance, ownership and leadership

c. The curriculum

d. Teaching and Learning

e. Wellbeing

f. Staffing

g. Premises, facilities, technological systems and auxiliary services

h. Communication and home partnerships

Webinar about the CIS Accreditation Process

The 5 - year Accreditation Cycle

  • Begin Accreditation 
  • Onsite Preparatory Evaluation 
  • Self-Study (carried out internally by the School and gathering feedback from all stakeholders, parents, students, faculty, staff, directors) (12-18 months)
  • On-Site Team Evaluation
  • Accreditation received
  • Annual Accreditation Report (from School Year 3)
  • Annual Accreditation Report (from School Year 4)
  • Reaccreditation (Year 5)

TES Re-accreditation Schedule:

2019 September - TES submits Accreditation Preparation Documentation

2019 October - Onsite Preparatory Evaluation Visit

2020 March - Cross School Survey - students, teachers, staff, parents, board of directors.

2021-22 August'21 - July'22 - Self-Reflection Domain Sub-committees (parent, staff, students, Board representation)

2022 March - Submit Part 1 of the Accreditation documentation

2022 July - Submit Domains A-H Documentation reports

2022 - November - Onsite Team Evaluation