C. Purwaningrum, M. Hubeis, D. Sukandar
2018 Russian Journal of Agricultural and Socio-Economic Sciences  
Education is very essential for the progress of a nation. School is a place for young people to get education, so they can compete in the world of work. Educational institutions, especially formal education, compete to be the best in terms of the quantity and quality of graduates, students, and educators. Schools receive excellent accreditation or "A" grades from measuring the quality of schools in providing public sector services and receiving excellent ratings from eight standards of
more » ... andards of accreditation instruments. Currently, Cikra 1 Vocational High School receives "B" accreditation score. Therefore, in this research, Cikra 1 Vocational High School must prepare appropriate strategies to improve school accreditation in the coming years. This research was conducted by using qualitative method through direct interviews with respondents with the use of questionnaires. The results of the questionnaires and interviews then became the expert considerations in analyzing internal and external factors which were then analyzed by using External Factor Evaluation (EFE), Internal Factor Evaluation (IFE) and IE (Internal/External) matrices to find out the condition of the school. Moreover, SWOT analysis (Strengths-Weaknesses-Opportunities-Threats) was applied to determine the choice of strategy and was continued with QSPM (Quantitative Strategic Planning Matrix). KEY WORDS Accreditation, development strategy, SWOT, vocational high school.
doi:10.18551/rjoas.2018-09.41 fatcat:6hbheq7qwvcb5oheeosdscv6ai