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Visiting Team Resources

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CIE's Visiting Team Members are an outstanding asset to the process of accreditation. These well-trained peer reviewers put their best efforts forth when they visit our schools to observe teaching and learning, meet with members of the learning community, and validate the findings from the school's self-reflection.

Materials for Visitors

for ACE Learning

ACE Tool Kits

Click here to request access to the "Tool Kits for Visitors"
Important: you must be assigned to a specific school visit before access to these materials is granted.

ACE Webinars

View "ACE Introduction" (presented by Jeff Bradley, Director, CIE)

for the 8th Edition

Handbook for Evaluators (pdf)

  • The Handbook for Evaluators will assist team members in carrying out their responsibilities to review the school’s profile, analysis of opinion surveys and self-study, observe the school in progress, meet with members of the school community, prepare portions of the visiting team report, and join in recommending the school’s accreditation status. Usually, team members will be assigned one or more sections. Team members assigned to the section on Teaching and Learning will be responsible for preparing a report on each division at the School and additional team members will be responsible for preparing the vertical reports.
  • The handbook also emphasizes an interactive approach between the self-study committee and the visiting team. The self-study committee prepares the report using the Reporting Booklet. The visiting team in turn responds to the report from the self-study committee adds its comments directly onto the Reporting Booklet for each of the respective sections.

Guide to School Evaluation and Accreditation v8.2 (pdf) 

Team Visit Booklet (pdf)

Preliminary/Preparatory Visit booklet (pdf)

First Report on Progress and Planning / FRPP (pdf)

Five-Year Visit booklet (pdf)

The Evaluation and Accreditation of A New Program or Campus/Additional Grades (pdf)

Special Reports and Special Visit Booklet (pdf)

Special Reports and Special Visits Template (doc)

Using the NEASC Accreditation Portal
1. View the instructional video

2. Login

When you are ready to use the NEASC Accreditation portal go to:

https://www.accportal.org/cie