The NCASES Standards are arranged thematically within sections (e.g., Finance, Facilities) and in some cases within subsections (e.g., Insurance, Financial Management) of those sections. Standards are composed of one or more Components, some of which may not be required of certain types of programs. The required Components are identified for each Standard. In order for a Standard to be scored as Compliant all of the required Components within it must be met. The outcome of the Site Review is the aggregate of all of the Standards that are scored as Compliant.  


In the case of an agency undergoing an integrated NCASES/COA accreditation several NCASES Standards are relegated to the COA Site Reviewers and are not subject to review by the NCASES Site Review Team. These Standards are highlighted. Following each Component of these Standards there is an indication of the relevant, corresponding COA Standard.


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