NIAAA Earns Continuing NCA CASI Accreditation

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National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) Earns Continuing NCA CASI Accreditation

April 26, 2016 – Executive Director, Bruce Whitehead, announced today that the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) has earned continuing accreditation from the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), an accreditation division of AdvancED. This action was taken at the AdvancED Accreditation Commission meeting held in Tempe, Arizona, on March 31, 2016. The NIAAA has been accredited since 2011.

NCA CASI provides nationally-recognized accreditation, the purpose of which is continuous school and association improvement focused on increasing student and member performance. To earn accreditation the association must meet NCA CASI’s high standards, be evaluated by a team of professionals from outside the organization and implement a continuous process of association improvement. Accreditation is granted on a five-year term.
“Accreditation demonstrates to our members, partners and affiliates that we are focused on raising professionalism and learning, providing a safe and enriching growth environment, and maintaining an efficient and effective operation staffed by highly qualified professionals,” stated Executive Director Bruce Whitehead.

NCA CASI accreditation is recognized across state lines and around the world for not only department of education requirements but also assures stakeholders that the NIAAA is meeting nationally accepted standards for quality and successful professional practice.

Dr. Mark Elgart, President/CEO of AdvancED, the parent organization of NCA CASI, stated, “NCA CASI Accreditation is a rigorous process that focuses the entire school or association on the primary goal of creating lifelong learners and professionals. The NIAAA is to be commended for engaging in this process and demonstrating a commitment to continuous improvement.”

Interested members and affiliated groups can learn more about accreditation at

Dedicated to advancing excellence in education through accreditation, research and professional services, AdvancED is the world’s largest education community, serving and engaging 30,000 public and private schools, school systems and associations in more than 70 countries and serving over 16 million students. AdvancED is the parent organization of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).
NCA CASI is a non-governmental, voluntary association of nearly 10,000 public and private elementary and secondary schools throughout the world.

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