Exciting news out of Bossier Parish — the school district has announced that it has not only been recommended for accreditation by AdvancED, the largest international accrediting agency for PreK-12 schools, but the district has scored significantly higher than the international average of all districts evaluated in the last year.

Out of a possible Index of Education Quality (IEQ) score of 400, Bossier Schools attained a 326.22. The AdvancED network average is 278.34. The scoring rubric is based on three components; the impact of teaching and learning, capacity of leadership and use of resources.

AdvancED is the largest community of education professionals across the globe that conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews of more than 32,000 school systems and institutions.

“You have a great deal to be proud of with your school system and we applaud you for that,” said AdvancED lead evaluator Virginia Massey, as she delivered Bossier Schools’ external review exit report. “If I were looking for a school district for my child, this is certainly one I would consider you put children first.

Accreditation is an elective process, which Bossier Schools believes is necessary to exhibit openness and demonstrate accountability to the community. Once the recommendation is acted upon by the national AdvancED Accreditation Commission, the district will be extended accreditation for five years.