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The History of AdvancED –
A Decade of Creating a World of Opportunities
On April 2, 2006 the Board of Directors of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI) and the Board of Trustees of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI) made a unanimous, bold decision to unify their respective organizations. The National Study of School Evaluation (NSSE) also joined the unification. The result was AdvancED—a single, comprehensive organization dedicated to advancing the quality of education for students worldwide. Unified as one, the new organization’s goal became clear—to provide even more relevant and meaningful products, services and support for education providers of all types around the world.
Follow the timeline for a snapshot of some of the important milestones and achievements for AdvancED as we celebrate the many contributions of our staff, volunteers, partners and institutions engaged in school improvement over the past 10 years.
A Solid Foundation
Strong foundations for young learners lead to long-term benefits. The AdvancED Standards for Quality Early Learning Schools embed high expectations for professional practice, incorporate 21st Century skills related to early learning, and focus on developmentally appropriate growth and educational development of young children.