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Accreditation Standard 5

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.

Standard 5.1

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
Level3: School personnel maintain and use an assessment system that produces data from multiple assessment measures, including locally developed and standardized assessments about student learning and school performance. The system ensures consistent measurement across classrooms and courses. Most assessments, especially those related to student learning, are proven reliable and bias free. The system is regularly evaluated for reliability and effectiveness in improving instruction, student learning, and the conditions that support learning.

Evidences

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

Teacher training on assessment system

Online Grade and Progress reports available to parents and school admin via LMS

Various OpenSIS (LMS) reports for school admins

Survey showing positive feedback about assessment process

SURWEP assessment

Standard 5.2

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.

 

Evidences

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

Parent Teacher conferences

ASSIST Surveys and Reports

Standard 5.3

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.

 

Evidences

LMS (OpenSIS) training schedule email to teachers

LMS training material (recorded playback)

Teacher's handbook (available on the website)

Website training to teachers

Teachers professional development

Standard 5.4

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
Level2: A process exists for analyzing data that determine improvement in student learning, including readiness for and success at the next level. Results indicate mixed levels of improvement, and school personnel sometimes use these results to design, implement, and evaluate the results of continuous improvement action plans related to student learning, including readiness for and success at the next level.

Evidences

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.

Year end assessment evaluates the students readiness to the next level

Missouri Tamil School Continuous Improvement Plan (to be tracked in ASSIST)

 

Standard 5.5

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
Level3: Leaders monitor comprehensive information about student learning, conditions that support student learning, and the achievement of school improvement goals. Leaders regularly communicate results using multiple delivery methods to all stakeholder groups.

Evidences

Parents teachers conferences

Stakeholder awareness meeting presentation and minutes

School newsletters (available on website)

Annual Reports (available on website)

Survey showing that the school board communicates improvements to all stakeholders.

 

 

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