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2016 AdvancED Accreditation Evidence Hub: 2. Governance and Leadership

Overall Standard Rating Average: 3.83

Internal Rating 3.8

2.1: The governing body establishes policies and support practices that ensure effective administration of the school.

Indicator 2.1 : Overall Rating Average 4
Internal Rating 3.8

Sub-indicator 2.1.1: Policies and practices clearly and directly support the school’s purpose and direction and the effective operation of the school.



Sub-indicator Rating: 4.0



Sub-indicator 2.1.2: Policies and practices promote effective instruction and assessment that produce equitable and challenging learning experiences for all students.



Sub-indicator Rating: 3.3


  • TPES: standards of the Teacher Performance Evaluation System used by Principals and Academic Directors to evaluate and provide feedback to all faculty.

  • CNG Formal Teacher Evaluation Process: outlines the purpose and process of teacher evaluation at CNG.



Sub-indicator 2.1.3: There are policies and practices requiring and giving direction for professional growth of all staff.





  • Professional Learning at CNG: overview of the structures provided for professional learning to positively impact student learning growth.

  • PD Policy: procedures for PD plans and requests.

  • Data Literacy: this PPT summarizes the outcomes of professional learning at CNG during 2015-2016.


Sub-indicator 2.1.4: Policies and practices provide clear requirements, direction for and oversight of fiscal management.



Sub-indicator Rating: 4.0



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2.2: The governing body operates responsibly and functions effectively.

Indicator 2.2 : Overall Rating Average 4
Internal Rating 4


Sub-indicator 2.2.1: The governing body has implemented a process to evaluate its decisions and actions to ensure they are in accordance with defined roles and responsibilities, a formally adopted code of ethics and free of conflict of interest.


Sub-indicator Rating: 4.0





Sub-indicator 2.2.2: Governing body members are required to participate in a systematic, formal professional development process regarding the roles and responsibilities of the governing body and its individual members. The professional development curriculum also includes conflict resolution, decision-making, supervision and evaluation and fiscal responsibility.



Sub-indicator Rating: 4.0


          * Agenda October 2013

          * Agenda October 2014

          * Agenda May 2015



Sub-indicator 2.2.3: Members comply with all policies, procedures, laws and regulations and function as a cohesive unit for the benefit of student learning.



Sub-indicator Rating: 4.0



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2.3: The governing body ensures that the school leadership has the autonomy to meet goals for achievement and instruction and to manage day-to-day operations effectively.

Indicator 2.3: Overall Rating Average 4
Internal Rating 4


Sub-indicator 2.3.1: The governing body consistently protects, supports and respects the autonomy of school leadership to accomplish goals for achievement and instruction and to manage day-to-day operations of the school.


Sub-indicator Rating: 4.0




Sub-indicator 2.3.2: The governing body maintains a clear distinction between its roles and responsibilities and those of school leadership.



Sub-indicator Rating: 4.0



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2.4: Leadership and staff foster a culture consistent with the school’s purpose and direction.

Indicator 2.4 : Overall Rating Average 4
Internal Rating 3.7


Sub-indicator 2.4.1:  Leaders and staff align their decisions and actions toward continuous improvement to achieve the school’s purpose.


Sub-indicator Rating: 3.3


  • The CNG Way: this concept map outlines CNG’s organizational capacity for self-improvement aligned with our vision, policies, processes, and people in a holistic and systemic model for guiding a cycle of continuous school improvement. The framework merges three parallel processes (AdvancED Standards, ISO 9001 Quality Assurance Processes, and Colombian Ministry of Education Requirements) into one overarching school-improvement strategy.

  • School Improvement Plan Goals: updated and reported yearly in the Annual report.

  • Admissions Policy: description of CNG’s admissions philosophy and procedures (posted in school’s website).

  • Admission Interview: interview that screens for the individual needs of each student to see if the school is a right fit.

  • Professional Learning at CNG: policy statement


Sub-indicator 2.4.2: They encourage, support and expect all students to be held to high Standards in all courses of study.



Sub-indicator Rating: 4.0


  • Code of Honor 2016-2017: outlines CNG’s shared values regarding student expectations, behavior offenses, due processes, and possible consequences.

  • Matriculation Contract: defines the rights and obligations of students and their families.

  • Graduation Ceremonies: program samples show that we reward and celebrate what we value.

           Class 2013

           Class 2015


Sub-indicator 2.4.3: All stakeholders are collectively accountable for student learning.



Sub-indicator Rating: 4.0


  • Teaching and Learning Handbook: explanation of opportunities for review or remediation at all levels (p.38

  • STAND 4 CNG: designed to educate and support our young people to make healthy decisions in order to maximize their potential for personal excellence.

  • Community Handbook: describes the policies, protocols, and practices that pertain to all members of the school community.


​​Sub-indicator 2.4.4: School leaders support innovation, collaboration, shared leadership and professional growth.







Sub-indicator 2.4.5: The culture is characterized by collaboration and a sense of community among all stakeholders.



Sub-indicator Rating: 4.0


  • All-School Opening Sessions: shared values and culture are communicated to nurture the sense of community.

All Staff PPT Presentation 2016

  Open House Video 2016

  • School-Wide Survey: AdvancED and Open-ended annual surveys invite all stakeholders to participate and guide our school improvement efforts.

  • Mission-Vision Review: all stakeholders invited to provide input to our Mission and Vision review process.


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CNG Code of Honor and Disciplinary Policy

2.5: Leadership engages stakeholders effectively in support of the school’s purpose and direction.

Indicator 2.5: Overall Rating Average 4
Internal Rating 4

Sub-indicator 2.5.1: Leaders consistently communicate effectively with appropriate and varied representatives from stakeholder groups, provide opportunities for stakeholders to shape decisions, solicit feedback and respond to stakeholders, work collaboratively on school improvement efforts and provide and support meaningful leadership roles for stakeholders.


Sub-indicator Rating: 4.0

  • School-Wide Survey: administered regularly on an annual basis to obtain feedback from all stakeholder groups. This PPT provides 4-year trends.
  • Parent Council: parent representatives elected annually for each grade level, K4-12. List of elected Parent Council members for 2016-2017.

  • PTA: invitation to the Parent and Teacher Association General Assembly.

  • Teacher Rep Elections: profile of 2016-2017 international and local teacher candidates.

  • Academic Council: convened by administrators, team leaders (PS & ES) and Department Coordinators (MS & HS).

  • Elected Student Reps: a 12th-grade (Personero) and an 11th-grade student (Vice-Personero) need to be annually elected as mandated by Colombian low to represent the student body.

  • School Coexistence Committee: committee deals with school climate issues as mandated by Colombian law.

  • Student Leaders: HS students in leadership groups help code the open-ended surveys results completed by students in grades 3-12.

  • Labor Relations Committee: group of assigned and elected members charged to address any complaint related with workplace harassment issues as mandated by Colombian law.



Sub-indicator 2.5.2: School leaders’ proactive and persistent efforts result in measurable, active stakeholder participation; positive engagement in the school; a strong sense of community; and ownership.



Sub-indicator Rating: 4.0


  • Annual Report: school-wide survey results shape our School Improvement Plan.

  • Parent Council Minutes: mmontly meetings of the elected grade-level parents with the Director as well as with each respective Building Principal.

  • Academic Council Minutes: regularly scheduled meetings that provide opportunities for K4-12 faculty and staff representatives to participate in academic related issues.


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2.6: Leadership and staff supervision and evaluation processes result in improved professional practice and student success.

Indicator 2.6 :Overall Rating Average 3
Internal Rating : 3.4


Sub-indicator 2.6.1: The focus of the criteria and processes of supervision and evaluation is improving professional practice and improving student success.

Sub-indicator Rating: 3.4



Sub-indicator 2.6.2: Supervision and evaluation processes are regularly implemented.



Sub-indicator Rating: 3.4



Sub-indicator 2.6.3: The results of the supervision and evaluation processes are used to monitor and effectively adjust professional practice and improve student learning.



Sub-indicator Rating: 3.4


  • Performance Improvement Plan: format used to provide feedback to teachers for improvement of their teaching practice, based on the results of the TPES (Teacher Performance Evaluation System).

  • Spotfire Lexile/Science Student Achievement: screenshot of the objectives of a meeting between the HS Science teachers and the English Department Coordinator and Data Analyst to look at student lexiles in Spotfire in order to find texts aligned to their reading level.


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Colegio NUEVA GRANADA | | Cra 2E No. 70-20 | Phone: (571)212 3511
Bogotá - Colombia