PART I. BRENTWOOD ACADEMIC PROCEDURES POLICY
The Purpose of the Academic Procedures policy is to translate our mission statement and beliefs into student outcomes. This procedure provides the guidelines for the conduct of academic actives and for the standardization of teaching and learning across the various departments in our school. The curriculum is thus translated into action and measurable outcomes.
2. Relevant Definitions
All the planned learning opportunities offered by the organization to learners, and the experience learners encounter when the curriculum is implemented.
A statement of topics to be studied in the course.
The process of gathering information that 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 a symbol that communication the results of an evaluation.
Every teacher is Provided with the following:
A. Curriculum document for a specific subject
1. Year Planning document (as 4 term plans)
2. Weekly lesson Preparation Sheets
3. Class Register
4. Appropriate textbooks with corresponding teacher support material.
5. Report Card or Team mark Sheet (Term 1 and Term 2 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 year plan.
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 Vice Principal
Records of marks are kept, and periodically analyzed the teachers and the administration.
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 Brentwod our assessment objectives are as follows:
3. Purpose ofBrentrwod School Assessment Policy
All Subjects, particularly in High School, have an assessment scheme tailored to the requirements of their subjects. The purpose ofBrentwood’whole School Assessment Policy is to provide a common framework, which supports:
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:
I. In the context of an ongoing dialogue between student and teacher in a positive learning
II. In sensitive language appropriate to the student.
III. In a way that allows comments on strength and weakness to be sensitive to motivate
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
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 endBrentwood has a clear Reporting To Parents Policy.