Middle States Performance Objectives

 

Mercy Tech has been an accredited school by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA) since 2000.


● The present period of accreditation will expire in May 2022
● Middle States Association Visiting Team will visit in the fall of 2021
● The Visiting Team will recommend re-accreditation for Mercy Tech for May 2022 through May 2032

 

The Accreditation Protocol Mercy Tech is pursuing is entitled: Reflections on Standards of Quality: A Self-Study and Accreditation Protocol for Career and Technical Institutions.

The School must submit at least three measurable objectives (to be approved by MSA), two of which must focus on improving student performance and at least one of which must focus on organizational/programmatic capacity, over the next 10 years.  

We will post our updated objectives here once decided.  

 

Our prior Middle States objectives are outlined below:

First Student Performance Objective (Healthy Living)

By the year 2021, students at Mercy Career & Technical High School "Mercy CTE" will demonstrate a healthier physical, emotional, and spiritual awareness as measured by:

  • By twelfth grade, at least 50% of Mercy CTE students will meet the FITNESSGRAM® Healthy Fitness Zone standards of the Presidential Youth Fitness Program
    (http://www.fitnessgram.net/home/).
  • 75% of the student body will eat a nutritionally-balanced lunch according to the United States Department of Agriculture’s Choose My Plate tool (www.choosemyplate.gov).
  • Mercy CTE students will demonstrate growth regarding the following questions contained in the Daily Spiritual Experience Scale (http://www.dsescale.org/DSES.pdf):
 

Question

I feel God's love for me, through others.

I feel a selfless caring for others.

I feel God’s presence.

Growth Target

50% will respond
every day or more

45% will respond
every day or more

55% will respond
every day or more

 

Second Student Performance Objective (21st Century Learning)

By the year 2021, graduates of Mercy Career & Technical High School will improve 21st century learning skills as measured by:

  • Before the twelfth grade, all students will successfully complete a capstone project with a grade of 80% or higher according to the Mercy CTE capstone rubric.
  • Before graduation, 90% of students will complete an online digital portfolio that meets the Mercy CTE online digital portfolio standards.

 

Organizational Capacity Objective (Recruitment and Retention)

By the year 2021, Mercy Career & Technical High School will improve the recruitment and retention of students as demonstrated by:

  • Mercy CTE will increase the number of families capable of paying full tuition to 20% of the freshman student population.
  • Mercy CTE will retain 80% of the freshman class through graduation.