objectives to be accomplished in a site review are:
- Determine the extent to which the JAG Model with whatever applications
are being used has been fully implemented.
- Determine the extent to which JAG's stated performance standards
as outlined in the JAG Model are being achieved.
- Determine if the organization is focused on serving its internal
and external customers efficiently and effectively.
- Determine the success the program has had in managing its internal
and external image so that the program is attractive to all stakeholders-students,
parents, school administrators, teachers, employers, community
leaders, staff, government agencies, and funding sources.
- Determine if there is confidence in the data that is reported
using the JAG National Data Management System.
Management schedules Interviews (approximately 30-60 minutes) with
those persons that know the most about the program:
- Principal and/or Assistant Principal
- Counselors (depending upon the program application being reviewed)
- Advisory Committee members, i.e. english or math teacher (familiar
with the program)
- Program participants (2 or 3)
Site reviewers interview state and local leaders, including:
- Program Manager
- NDMS Coordinator
- Chairman of the Board of Directors and/or Board member who has
a sense of history of the program.
- State Leaders who are familiar with the operational uniqueness
of the site.
- Review the reports generated from the National Data Management
System for individual schools and the overall state reports.
- Contact 2-3 randomly-selected employers based upon data in the
system (or files) per school as time permits.
- Attend events if scheduled during a site review, i.e. I&I
Ceremony, Officer Training, Career Development Conference, Employer
Appreciation event, etc.
HOST STATE RESPONSIBILITIES
States (or sites) are asked to provide the following:
- Make contact with the Lead Site Reviewer and plan the site review
- Make reservations for lodging in a safe and comfortable hotel/motel.
Mid-range priced hotels are fine especially if they have a restaurant
on property or within a short walking distance.
- Recommend an agenda that allows the site reviewer (or team)
to conduct its interviews, observe classroom activities, participate
in special events, and review hard copy and electronic files.
- If it is more efficient to do so, it would be helpful if site
reviewer(s) were accompanied by a manager/supervisor. By providing
the site reviewer(s) with a guide/transportation to and from sites,
there will be no wasted time in arriving at the appropriate place
in a timely fashion. Drivers should not, however, sit in on interviews
with the site reviewer.
SOURCES OF INFORMATION
The site review is only one source of data and information used
by JAG to prepare the Accreditation Report. Other sources of information
- Data captured through the JAG National Data Management System.
- Awards and recognition received by the site.
- Participation in JAG conducted training sessions.
- Feedback from state leaders.
- Feedback from local and state government leaders.
- News releases or articles in publications.
- Research studies conducted by third party.
- Other information provided to the national organization from
local, state and national sources that is relevant to a JAG Model
JAG shall award one of three accreditation categories:
- STANDARD ACCREDITATION indicates that the affiliate is operating
in compliance with the JAG Model.
- PROVISIONAL ACCREDITATION indicates that there are minor deficiencies
for which an Action Plan is developed and forwarded to JAG within
30 days from receipt of the Accreditation Report.
- PROBATIONARY ACCREDITATION indicates that there are major deficiencies
for which an Action Plan is developed within 30 days from receipt
of the Accreditation Report. The Action Plan should include the
types of technical assistance requested of JAG.