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State

Total Schools

Total Schools Evaluated

Total Schools accredited
at levels 2, 3 or 4

Schools accredited
at Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Chuuk

80

73

23

50

21

2

0

Pohnpei

40

40

35

5

10

25

0

Yap

59

34

10

24

6

3

1

Kosrae

8

8

8

0

4

4

0

Total

187

155

76

79

41

34

1

 

 

Accreditation Progress

In the school year 2015-2016, there are improvements across all the State Education Departments in the FSM Schools Accreditation process. We have a total 187 schools for school year 2015-16 and have a total of 76 schools accredited at levels 2, 3 or 4. We have schools that have improved from levels 1 to level 2 and level 2 to level 3. We still have schools that have not been evaluated up to this point. There are seven elementary schools in Chuuk and 25 ECE centers in Yap that needs to be evaluated. There is an increase in the number of schools that are in compliance with the accreditation standards and requirements this year than previous years.

In Chuuk, there are 80 schools and a total of 73 schools accreditation reports have been submitted to the NDOE. Chuuk has 23 schools accredited at levels 2, or 3 and 50 schools accredited at level 1 or on special measures. There are eight non-public schools in Chuuk and only one (Akoyikoyi) have an accreditation report submitted to the NDOE.

In Pohnpei, there are 40 schools and 35 of those schools are currently accredited at level 2 or 3. There are five schools that are placed on special measures or accredited at level one. Pakein School is left and the team scheduling a visit early next week. By next week, we should expect the number of schools at level 1 to decrease tremendously.

In Yap, there are 59 schools, and there are 10 schools accredited at levels 2, 3 or 4. There is only one school that is accredited at level 4 and that schools is the Yap Catholic High School. There are 24 schools that are at level one. The team have already begun their visits at the ECE Centers and the level 1 schools on the main island and are preparing to visit the neighboring islands schools in April.

In Kosrae, there are 8 schools and all of these schools have met the accreditation standards. 4 schools are accredited at level two and 5 are accredited at level 3.

 

Special Measure Schools

 

There is a total of 79 public and non-public schools and ECE Centers that are accredited at level one and are placed on special measures. These schools do not comply with the FSM Schools Accreditation Standards and requirements and do not have a plan to improve. These schools need to develop turnaround plans with the assistance from both State and National Education Departments. They are required yearly inspections and have a maximum of three years to improve to the next level. There are 50 schools in Chuuk, 24 in Yap and 5 in Pohnpei.

In Chuuk, there are 50 schools that are placed on special measures. Some of these have completed implementing their turnaround plans and are awaiting another accreditation visit. Some of these schools have completed implementing their turnaround plans and have improved to level two.

There are 24 schools in Yap are accredited at level 1 and are placed on special measures. Technical assistance was provided for the primary and secondary schools to develop their turnaround plans and all of these schools except ECE Centers had completed implementing their plans or near the end of completion date. 24 primary and secondary public and non-public schools have completed or nearly completed implementing their turnaround plans and are awaiting another accreditation visit.

In Pohnpei, there were 7 and now decreased to 5 public and non-public primary and secondary schools that are placed on special measures or accredited at level one.

In Kosrae, there are no schools that are placed on special measures.

 

Functional Toilets and Potable water

Pohnpei Department of Education has one school that does not have a sanitary toilet. All the 40 schools have potable water.

Chuuk Department of Education has 73 functional toilets, there are no reports on the non-public schools. There are eight non-public schools in Chuuk. There are 50 schools that have potable water out of 73 public schools. One report from a non-public school have no potable water. All of Chuuk’s public schools have sanitary toilets.

Yap Department of Education have 28 schools with sanitary and functional toilets. All of schools in Yap have potable water.

Kosrae Department of Education have 8 schools and they all have functional toilets and potable water.

 

This interim report provides accreditation information on 143 (77%) of the 187 primary and secondary schools in the Federated States of Micronesia (hereinafter FSM). Information on school accreditation regulations and procedures, school accreditation standards and rubrics, school evaluation visits, and school accreditation status categories are provided in this report. The summary of the findings of the State and National Accreditation Teams provides important information on the weaknesses and strengths the nation’s schools have in each of the six standards the schools are evaluated on. Annex 1 lists all of the primary and secondary schools in the nation, the accreditation level each school receives, and the status of accreditation for each school. Annex 2 lists the standards, criteria and levels of accreditation. The conclusion provides summary information on the findings and summary recommendations.  Click HERE for full screen view.   Back to Accreditation Homepage...


 
 

 

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