Standard 5 -Data & Continuous Improvement
The school implements a comprehensive assessment system that generates a range of data about student learning and school effectiveness and uses the results to guide continuous improvement.
The school establishes and maintains a clearly defined and comprehensive student assessment system.
OUR INTERPRETATION: Standard grade book to assess the students Tamil language skills in various course levels. Common assessment exam at the end of each semester. Student Attendance, classroom performance, HW completion and 3 semester evaluation marks were tracked together for 100 points
In LMS assessment are defined and maintained by ATA (a national body guiding north American Tamil schools)
Teacher's LMS manual on how to enter assessment
Online Grade and Progress reports available to parents and school admin via LMS
Various OpenSIS (LMS) reports for school admins
Professional and support staff continuously collect, analyze and apply learning from a range of data sources, including comparison and trend data about student learning, instruction, program evaluation, and organizational conditions.
OUR INTERPRETATION: LMS system was used by Teachers and Admins to update the weekly progress of students with relevant comments. Various standard reports were generated to determine the overall progress and required areas of improvement. This includes adjusting the lessons and syllabus with feedback from teachers and also based on the common skills the students were rated low.
Level2: Some processes and procedures for collecting, analyzing, and applying learning from data sources are used by professional and support staff. Data sources include limited comparison and trend data about student learning, instruction, the effectiveness of programs, and organizational conditions. School personnel use data to design, implement, and evaluate continuous improvement plans.
ATA syllabus/text/work book revision process
Various OpenSIS reports (missing attendance report, Home Work correction report and others)
Survey results showing that the year over year improvement of syllabus and text books
Weekly email communication to parents about the students work/performance at the class
Professional and support staff are trained in the evaluation, interpretation, and use of data.
OUR INTERPRETATION: Weekly recording of the HW evaluation comments and specific goal setting for the students using LMS were followed. The common semester exam and the evaluation comments were analyzed for areas of improvement in syllabus and adjusting the instructional methodology
Level2: Most professional and support staff members are assessed and trained in a professional development program related to the evaluation, interpretation, and use of data.
LMS (OpenSIS) training schedule email to teachers
Teacher's handbook (available on the website)
The school engages in a continuous process to determine verifiable improvement in student learning, including readiness and success at the next level.
OUR INTERPRETATION: Various rubrics like Language Speaking/Writing/Reading and comprehending skills were monitored based on the syllabus for each level
New ATA books every year and improved lesson plan (Hard copy will be provided during external review).
ATA feedback process documentation.
Syllabus planning meeting minutes
Parents/Teachers conferences at the end of every semester.
Leadership monitors and communicates comprehensive information about student learning, conditions that support student learning, and the achievement of school improvement goals to stakeholders.
OUR INTERPRETATION: Weekly communication by Teachers and Monthly communication by School Admins to parents/students. Anytime Progress report which shows the Attendance, HW completion and semester grades
Parents teachers conferences
Stakeholder awareness meeting presentation and minutes
Survey showing that the school board communicates improvements to all stakeholders.