About People and Organizations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Accrediting Commission for Schools -
Elementary, Secondary, and Adult Schools
533 Airport Boulevard, Suite 200
Burlingame, CA 94010
Phone (650) 696-1060
Fax (650) 696-1867
Southern California Office:
Phone (951) 693-2550
The official WASC website with any materials are available for download. Check it out!
Webinars are available for review; documents for schools, visiting committee members, and chairs are there to download.
Department of Education
Intersegmental Relations Office
Secondary, Postsecondary, and Adult Leadership Division
California Department of Education
1430 N Street, Suite 4503
Sacramento, CA 95814
(Use this address for written inquiries regarding WASC at the CDE)
Carolyn Hamilton, PhD, Educational Programs Consultant, serves as liaison between CDE and WASC for FOL.
916-323-5765 916-323-2817 FAX
|Doing What Works||Doing
What Works is a U.S. Department of Education website dedicated to helping educators identify and make
use of effective teaching practices. Doing What Works contains practice
guides developed by the Departmentís Institute for Education Sciences
that evaluate research on the effectiveness of teaching practices
described in the guides. The website also contains examples of possible
ways this research may be used, but not necessarily the only ways to
implement these teaching practices.
|Re-Inventing Schools Coalition (RISC)||The RISC
Schools Model (RSM) brings together all stakeholders as a learning community
to create and then continuously refine a system that improves the
educational experience of EACH individual student, allowing them to reach
their full potential, through standards and assessments that are authentic,
challenging, fair, and consistent. RSM causes systemic and sustainable
changes to the educational process resulting in learning communities.
The model (based largely on the work of Robert Marzano) is composed of four components: Each of these elements is an essential aspect of a model designed to create systemic changes in education as they understand it today.
Other Regional Accrediting
Each organization has its own set of standards (criteria) & protocols. All have these on-line. They are instructive regarding national thinking about accreditation & school improvement as well as useful in developing language for the school self-study & the Visiting Committee report.
Association of Schools & Colleges
North Central Association - Commission on Accreditation & School Improvement
Northwest Association of Accredited Schools
Southern Association of Schools and Colleges
Middle States Association of Colleges & Schools
County Offices of Education
||County offices are supportive of schools'
work with Focus on Learning. Resources (print and people) are likely
|California Legislative Information||The official site for California legislative
information, this site is updated nightly. The site contains legislation
from the 1993-1994 Regular Session of the Legislature to the current time.
|Filamentality||A remaining vestige of the Knowledge Network Explorer, Filamentality helps teachers create web-based activities without having to know any programming or html coding.|
|Technology Information Center for Administrative Leadership||California Department of Education funded project to assist educators in their technology decisions. The site has for its "meat and potatoes," a matrix of resources compiled by a team of educators throughout California.|
|Copyright 1998-2013 Louise Wright Robertson||
Site last modified & updated December 09, 2013