Accreditation is the first step in the school development process. In GAA, we model our
accreditation framework after Biblical perspective on assessment. We design our assessment
process based on how Jesus would assess us.
We accept schools just as they are and wherever they are in their process of development and walk with them to develop from that point onwards.
Uniqueness & Creativity
GAA uses biblical educational principles to look at school practices. GAA lets schools have the freedom to maintain their unique identity and exercise creativity and diversity in meeting every educational principle through diversity of school practices.
We focus on helping schools to identify their strengths as well as areas that they wish to develop in the context of the school moving toward the fulfillment of its unique vision.
A school will apply for membership with the GAA. This can be done through online application or contacting the GAA team (email@example.com). After becoming a GAA member, the school will be in communication with the GAA team in order to do the next step, which is to fill in the GAA Self-Assessment Form. Filling the GAA Self-Assessment Form is simply listing the existing school practice. There is no requirement for schools to fulfill prior to the GAA assessment.
After filling in the self-assessment form, the school will submit it to the GAA and then work out a schedule for an external assessment. When the school is ready to be evaluated they will notify the GAA who will arrange for a two or more person audit team to visit the school. The assessment process with the audit team for most, if not all schools has been a relaxing and enjoyable experience that is full of collaboration and a learning experience for them.
Two weeks after the external assessment, the school will receive the full report of the accreditation process containing their strength and areas for improvement. The school will also receive an accreditation certificate with the average star rating indicating where they are currently at in their development journey.
The school will then decide on how to follow up the GAA assessment result and recommendation. The GAA assessor team will be available to consult the school in this process. Annually, the school will report to the GAA assessor team on how they are doing through a simple self-assessment platform. Every three years an external audit will be carried out by the GAA assessor team.
The school is encouraged to continually grow in their understanding of biblical educational principles. To meet this need, GAA seeks to provide resources both online and face-to-face. GAA facilitates trainings and provides resources that aim to equip the school with a deeper understanding of the biblical standard of discipleship in Christian education. GAA also encourages nearby schools to form or engage in a learning community where they can grow together and strengthen one another. GAA hopes that schools will grow and develop continually to become the school that God wants them to be.