Accreditation demonstrates APU’s commitment to excellence in education.
What is Accreditation?
Accreditation is a voluntary dual-purpose process that schools must be worthy of the trust placed in them to provide high-quality learning opportunities and clearly demonstrate continual self-improvement.
An accredited school is focused on a mission and goals for students; it is student-oriented and examines its students’ performance continuously; it accepts objective evaluation from a team of outside peer professionals; it maintains a qualified faculty within an effectively organized school; it collaboratively assesses the quality of its educational programs on a regular basis; and it plans for the future.
Why is accreditation important to our students
How to become an accredited school
|Cognia, formerly AdvancED, nationally recognizes districts that meet rigorous standards focused on productive learning environments, equitable resource allocation that meets the needs of learners, and effective leadership. Earning accreditation from the Cognia Global Accreditation Commission means that the school is accredited, and that APU is recognized across the globe as a school that meets Cognia Standards of Quality, and maintains a commitment to continuous improvement.
To earn Cognia accreditation, a school also must implement a continuous process of improvement, and submit to internal and external review. Schools in good standing can maintain their accreditation for a five-year term.
Dr. Mark A. Elgart, president and CEO of Cognia, stated, “Cognia Accreditation is a rigorous process that focuses the entire school and its community on the primary goal of preparing lifelong learners in engaging environments where all students can flourish. APU is to be commended for demonstrating that it has met high standards, is making progress on key indicators that impact student learning.”
Cognia Accreditation Divisions:
Other three US Accreditation Divisions:
World School is an organization specialized in evaluating and recommending international schools around the world. It has helped more than 500.000 parents and carers each year to make the best educational choices for their child. World School recognized institutions for those who are committed to delivering world-class learning experiences and innovative pedagogies to the aspiring leaders of the future.
APU American International School was honored to be listed in the rankings of World Schools with impressive achievements:The Best American Schools in Asia, The Best International Schools in the World and Best Bilingual Schools around the world.
MAP Growth is the most trusted and innovative assessment for measuring achievement and growth in K–12 math, reading, language usage, and science. It provides teachers with accurate, and actionable evidence to help target instruction for each student or groups of students regardless of how far above or below they are from their grade level. It also connects to the largest set of instructional content providers, giving educators flexibility in curriculum choices.
Using MAP Growth insights, teachers can confidently tailor instruction to challenge every student, whether they are below, at, or above grade level. MAP Growth student reports also present realistic learning goals by subject areas so that,
through a teacher’s guidance, students can individually see their progress and be inspired to take charge of their own learning.
MAP Growth is the signature test of NWEA. As known, NWEA is a research-based, not-for-profit organization that supports students and educators worldwide by creating assessment solutions that precisely measure growth and proficiency—and provide insights to help tailor instruction. For 40 years, NWEA has developed Pre-K–12 assessments and professional learning offerings to help advance all students along their optimal learning paths.
The WIDA International School Consortium is a community of accredited, PreK-12 international schools that use WIDA's research-based standards and assessments. Member schools are committed to developing inclusive programs that build on the assets of all learners, while transforming the conversation about what multilingual students can do. The Consortium provides access to resources, research and reciprocal learning opportunities with other member schools.
WIDA is housed in the Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, one of the oldest, largest and most productive education research centers in the world.