INTERNATIONAL LEARNING ACADEMY 
                                                                                                                                                         

Accreditation
International Learning Academy

There are a variety of for-profit and non-profit membership organizations for accreditation that provide guidance for the evaluation and/or accreditation of learning programs. International Learning Academy, (ILA) has received accreditation from the National Private Schools Accreditation Group, (NPSAG). NPSAG is a national, not regional, accrediting body, serving all 50 states.  www.npsag.com

What is Accreditation?
Accreditation is a process through which a program/school maintains and improves its standards and practices. Accrediting organizations develop criteria or standards by which a school can be measured.  It is the responsibility of accrediting organizations to audit programs on the basis of quality, accountability, and improvement for those organizations that are accredited by them.

Why is Accreditation important?
Accreditation is important to various constituent groups because it represents an organization's commitment to quality and control.  Being an accredited program/organization assists in representing to those interested that the quality and control criteria set by accreditation agencies are being met.  Also, business and industry leaders are interested in the quality of programs and consider accreditation status an important factor.  Individuals are assured of accountability and of value for their efforts through the arrangement between program and the accrediting entity via procedure and policy control and compliance with established standards.

What is the purpose of Accreditation?
Accreditation serves the following  purposes:
  • Assuring Quality: Accreditation is the primary means by which schools and programs assure overall quality to students and the public.
  • Source of Improvement: Accreditation provides a source and urge for continuous improvement in the educational practices followed by the institute, due to the periodic evaluation by the agencies.
  • Easing Transfer: Accreditation of institutions and programs is important (although not a guarantee) to students for smooth transfer of programs among colleges and universities.
  • Recognition: Accreditation of institutions and/or programs recognizes them as a symbol of high quality in their particular area of focus.  Other organizations openly refer to these entities thus encouraging individuals to first consider accredited organizations.
  • Engendering Employer Confidence: Accredited status of an institution of program is important to employers when evaluating credentials of job applicants.

On which basis is Accreditation offered?
There are some non-governmental agencies or boards that establish certain standards which are required to be met by an institution/ in order to get an accreditation status.  Their core function is to promote high quality education by identifying standards that outline best educational practices.  These boards or agencies evaluate the institute/school for the following areas:

  • Institutions's Mission/Vision
  • Educational practices
  • Administration
  • Faculty
  • Financial stability
  • Policies and student services Institutions fulfilling the requirements for these areas are then granted accreditation.

How the schools are granted Accreditation?
The accreditation is offered to only those universities or institutes that meet the strict standards set by the official and semi-official agencies or boards.  There are several non-governmental agencies which are highly involved and committed to improve the educational standards of educational institutions.


 

     

 

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