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PART I. BRENTWOODACADEMIC PROCEDURES POLICY
The Purpose of the Academic Procedurespolicy is to translate our mission statement and beliefs into student outcomes.This procedure provides the guidelines for the conduct of academic actives andfor the standardization of teaching and learning across the various departmentsin our school. The curriculum is thus translated into action and measurableoutcomes.
All the planned learningopportunities offered by the organization to learners, and the experiencelearners encounter when the curriculum is implemented.
A statement of topics to be studiedin the course.
The process of gathering informationthat reflects levels of student achievement.
The process of judging achievements(results of assessments) to see if they match desired standards.
The Process of transforming assessment information into asymbol that communication the results of an evaluation.
Every teacher isProvided with the following:
A. Curriculum document for a specific subject
1. YearPlanning document (as 4 term plans)
2. Weeklylesson Preparation Sheets
4. Appropriate textbooks with correspondingteacher support material.
5. ReportCard or Team mark Sheet (Term 1 and Term2 Team 3 Team 4)
6. Class Record
B. Curriculum,Syllabus and Lesson planning Flowchart
C.Monitoring and Maintaining Standards
With the purpose of monitoring curriculum standards and consistency across grades the following will take place:
Standardized quizzes will be written, by each grade, once per Term one
examination is written each term.
One examination is written each Term.
Year Plans are Submitted to the Vice Principal each Term, Prior to the
beginning of the term.
When doing preparation, teachers mark off the date of work completed on the
Weekly Preparation sheets or Lesson Plans are submitted to the principal every
Friday by 2.30pm
Teachers mark students work on a regular basis.
Principal will randomly call for sets students copy books and workbooks to be
submitted for perusal and comment.
Completed quiz and Examination script ( Compilation ) are stamped by the
Records of marks are kept, and periodically analyzed the teachers and the
International standardization tests may be written.
PART 2: WHOLE SCHOOL ASSESSMENT POLICY
It is important that our whole school Assessment policy be consistent with the aims of our school. To that end our policy should help us ensure that we,within our excellent learning environment, should use assessment to ensure student achievement and success. Concomitantly we must, while assessing value the best efforts of our students.
It is of overriding importance that assessment at Brentwood should motivate, encourage and enable our students achieve to the best of their ability, whilst simultaneously providing an indication of outcomes achieved by the student. It is also important that parents have Knowledge and evidence of student assessment.
2. Why are we assessing?
Assessment of a variety of kinds takes Place in every lesson, everyday. For Brentwood our assessment objectives are as follows:
· To Provide feedback to students
· To increase student motivation
· To identify learning strengths and weaknesses
· To show progress(added value)
· To assist evaluation of teaching methods and materials
· To provide information to the school and parents
· To enable students to make a value judgment of their own work
· To assist moderation of standards across classes
· To provide data on standardized test achievement
3. Purpose of Brentwood School Assessment Policy
All Subjects, particularly in High School, have an assessment scheme tailored to the requirements of their subjects. The purpose of Brentwood’ whole School Assessment Policy is to provide a common framework, which supports:
· Professional flexibility
· Subject flexibility
· Statutory obligation to the Ministry of Education and youth
· Feed back to students and parents on student performance in school that is
booth consistent and coherent.
· To this end we adhere to a Term Mark Schedule to provide the following
outcomes for all subjects .
Translating Policy into Action
In translating our policy into effective action, we need to be in agreement on how we give feedback to students and how we report to parents.
Effective feedback to students must be managed:
Effective marking across the school must:
I. Be integral to the teaching and learning process
II. Be consistent,realistic and valid
III. Reflect good pedagogic practice (Best Practices)
IV. Be understood by student, parents and teachers.
V. Be manageable by teachers
VI. Be manageable by teachers
Effective reporting to parents needs to:
I. Provide clear communication about the achievement and effort of student.
II. Provide consistency across the school to give parents confidence that they
have an objective picture of how their child performing.
III. Be concise, appropriate and legible language,avoiding jargon
IV. Provide a diagnosis of the student’ strengths and weakness, and give clear
strategies for improvement.
V. Be manageable by teachers.
To this end Brentwood has a clear Reporting To Parents Policy.