180-55-005 - Purpose and authority

180-55-005. Purpose and authority

(1) Purpose. The provision of school accreditation procedures for approved private schools by the state board of education is designed to serve the following purposes:

(a) Support the state board's long-term vision of a performance-based education system by aligning school accreditation requirements to continuous improvement of student learning, achievement, and growth;

(b) Promote educational excellence and equity for every student through enhancement of the quality and effectiveness of the school's educational program in safe and supportive learning environments;

(c) Promote staff growth and commitment to the learning of every student;

(d) Build stronger links with families, parents, and the community by reaching consensus about educational expectations through family, parent, and community involvement;

(e) Provide a statement of accountability to the public; and

(f) Validate effective practices and positive impacts on student learning in private schools through an external appraisal process.

(2) Authority. The authority for this chapter is RCW 28A.305.130(5).

Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130(6), 28A.150.220(4), and 28A.305.140. 06-23-012, § 180-55-005, filed 11/2/06, effective 12/3/06; 05-08-015, § 180-55-005, filed 3/28/05, effective 4/28/05; 04-04-093, § 180-55-005, filed 2/3/04, effective 3/5/04; 02-18-056, § 180-55-005, filed 8/28/02, effective 9/28/02. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.305.130(6). 91-04-015, § 180-55-005, filed 1/28/91, effective 2/28/91. Statutory Authority: 1990 c 33. 90-17-009, § 180-55-005, filed 8/6/90, effective 9/6/90. Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.04.120(4). 81-08-027 (Order 2-85), § 180-55-005, filed 3/26/81.

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