CONTACT: SCOTT HAUSER
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0007; fax (319) 384-0024
Expert on accreditation leads school seminar March 27
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The assistant director of the Kansas office of a
national school accrediting group will discuss "Measuring and Reporting
Student Achievement" Friday, March 27 in Coralville during a day-long
seminar sponsored by the Institute for School Executives (ISE) at the University
of Iowa College of Education.
Jean Ann Petz, assistant director of the Kansas North Central Association,
will lead the workshop at the Best Western Westfield Inn, Interstate 80
and Highway 965, in Coralville.
The seminar begins with registration at 8 a.m. The first session begins
at 9 a.m. and the concluding session wraps up at 3:30 p.m.
The seminar is open to the public but requires a $40 registration fee
for members of ISE and NCA and a $75 fee for non-members.
For the past five years Petz has worked for the North Central Association,
where her duties include training for the 500 NCA schools in Kansas, as
well as completing assessments and final accreditation assessments. She
also works as the school improvement coordinator for the El Dorado, Kan.
The workshop will focus on a step-by-step process of implementing a
quality school improvement process.
Topics include building an effective school profile, analyzing data
to assess school strengths and needs, developing target goals that address
the needs of the student, selecting appropriate interventions and strategies,
measuring growth in targeted areas, and writing a school improvement action
plan for schools.
The session is approved for Department of Education Renewal Units (DERU).
For more information, contact the Institute for School Executives at (319)