November 23, 2021
Rigorous External Review Aims to Achieve Districtwide Accreditation for Five More Years
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is excited to welcome experts from Cognia, a global network of educators, for a weeklong Accreditation Engagement Review, taking place Monday, November 29 – Friday, December 3, 2021.
The Engagement Review, which is conducted virtually, is a comprehensive process to evaluate the District’s adherence to rigorous performance standards for ensuring students receive a high-quality education and that the District has mechanisms in place for maintaining continuous improvement. The standards are developed around three main areas, including Leadership Capacity, Learning Capacity and Resource Capacity.
As part of the review process, the external review team, comprised of 16 trained educators from around the country, will:
- Interview every principal in the District.
- Conduct group interviews with stakeholders (students, teachers, school leaders, etc.) at 48 schools.
- Interview School Board members, the Interim Superintendent, District administrators, staff, labor representatives and other community stakeholders.
- Review BCPS performance data and supporting documentation.
- Observe District and school practices.
At the conclusion of the Engagement Review, the evaluation team will determine if BCPS will be awarded the Districtwide Accreditation for five more years. The previous Engagement Review was conducted by AdvancED (which is now Cognia) in the 2016/17 school year. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962.
For more information on Cognia and the Accreditation Engagement Review, visit
ABOUT BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
“Committed to educating all students to reach their highest potential.”
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest school district in the nation and the second largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962. BCPS has nearly 261,500 students and approximately 110,000 adult students in 241 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 93 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population, with students representing 170 different countries and 147 different languages. To connect with BCPS, visit browardschools.com, follow us on Twitter @browardschools, on Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools and download the free BCPS mobile app.