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Guide to Successful Accreditation Developed by Student Learning Assessment Leader, Chalk & Wire

by | February 5th, 2018

Guide to Successful Accreditation / Reaccreditation is available as a free download to help higher education institutions navigate the accreditation process through proactive educational assessment

NEWS RELEASE – February 5, 2018Student learning assessment leader, Chalk & Wire, is pleased to introduce the Guide to Successful Accreditation / Reaccreditation. The free 10-page download will help higher education institutions navigate student learning assessment and the accreditation / reaccreditation process.

Student learning assessment is not a one-time event, but an institutional change initiative. To develop a strong educational assessment program, higher education institutions need to think beyond accreditation requirements and focus on student learning as a whole. Documenting student learning assessment correctly and consistently means the institution will have the data needed for the accreditation / reaccreditation process readily available.

The Guide to Successful Accreditation / Reaccreditation covers a variety of areas that higher education institutions should be familiar with to ensure a smoother path to accreditation / reaccreditation including:

  • Introduction to Achieving Accreditation
  • Preparing for Institutional Change
  • The Difference between Grades and Educational Assessment
  • 10 Steps to Successfully Achieve Accreditation / Reaccreditation through Educational Assessment

The Guide to Successful Accreditation / Reaccreditation is geared towards faculty and staff who are tasked with managing the institutional and program-specific accreditation process and want to better understand the accreditation workflow, proactively improve student learning and to leverage assessment technology to improve their accreditation / reaccreditation process.

“This Guide to Successful Accreditation / Reaccreditation was developed because we wanted to share the doctoral level research we have done over more than a decade about the factors that signal the frameworks for valuable assessment systems and their maturation. As an organization of educators, we seek to reveal not only patterns of success for specific groups of students, but also to identify the factors that contribute to excellence overall. The Guide discusses the application of models for assessment system design that reliably deliver valid and reliable data about learning outcomes in way that anyone can configure quickly,” said Geoff Irvine, CEO of Chalk & Wire.

“We encourage higher education institutions who want to take a step forward in their learning assessment and accreditation process to download this free Guide to Successful Accreditation / Reaccreditation.  It is critical starting point for fully understanding how assessment technology used consistently can positively impact student learning and reduce the administrative burden of the reaccreditation process. Continue the dialogue by contacting us to learn more about how Chalk & Wire technologies can enhance your processes.”

Higher education institutions interested in obtaining the Guide to Successful Accreditation / Reaccreditation can download the guide for free at the  Successful Accreditation / Reaccreditation download page. Interested parties can also contact an experienced Chalk & Wire assessment professional with any questions or to help with the guide.

“At Chalk & Wire, we believe that any learning organization can develop a culture of assessment by making organic use of the day-to-day assessment work done by faculty delivering thoughtful feedback to learners. Our discoveries about how to organize the collection of data and how to analyse it are what give voice and visualization to answers to THE central question for everyone: ‘What works?’  In-house, close-the-loop, collaborative conversations about the state of learning available at any point in time are what makes systematic and aligned assessment systems culturally viable. Key personnel can confirm the institution is on the right track, making decisions that are good for students. Moreover, the process gives all stakeholders confidence that learners are attaining competence with skills that affect not only academic success, but also employability,” said Irvine. “We want to be a leader in the higher education space by sharing relevant, actionable guides like the Guide to Successful Accreditation / Reaccreditation. We are constantly looking for new ways to provide information and guidance to support higher education institutions through guides or our higher education industry blog.”

About Chalk & Wire

For more than two decades, Chalk & Wire has focused on improving the student learning experience. Through customized guidance and utilizing a 360-degree approach to learning, Chalk & Wire provides 21st century tools and processes that monitor and verify student growth, support instruction, enhance pedagogy, motivate students, manage accreditation and connect learners to employers. For more, visit


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