(2005, November). High School Reform and High School Afterschool: A Common Purpose. Retrieved October 25, 2010, from http://www.afterschoolalliance.org This resource has provided me with pertinent information pertaining to high school reform. It gives specific details about high school students and statistics, as well as, describes the challenges faced in educating high school students. The reference also provides some possible approaches to fixing the problems that high schools are dealing with in regards to preparing children for the outside world.
Accountability School counseling has undergone a transformation from a program of entitlement to one of performance and continuous improvement. What is working with and for students? School counselors now focus on improved student results that measure the impact of goals and objectives. The essential question becomes” How has student academic achievement improved as a result of what counselors do”? School counselors must use data to assess student needs, establish measurable goals, and measure the results of guidance and counseling activities.
* The right to be healthy. The Education Act 2002 There have been many educational acts and they will continue to be updated with each corresponding year. The 2002 Act brought in a few changes to school regulations, staffing and governance. The 2002 Act also included a provision (section 175) requiring school governing bodies, local education authorities and further education institutions to make arrangements to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. It was further amended in 2006 to include a duty of schools to promote community cohesion.
Formative Assessment in tracking learner progress Formative assessment (assessment for learning) is engaged during a course or programme. This is the type of assessment used and it allows teachers to adjust targets and objectives to suit the student until they develop skills and become more confident. Formative assessment is usually informal (Formative informal) and can take place at any time during the teaching and learning process. Feedback from formative assessment will be beneficial to both student and teacher as it not only allows the student to recognize their success and look at areas for development but it allows the teacher to evaluate the effectiveness of their teaching and look to improve on future sessions. Formative assessment is often seen as being motivational as it can be seen as a review rather than an assessment.
Also another policy introduced in the 1988 education act was open enrolment days in which parents and students could look around schools and experience what it would be like to go to that particular school. Also to increase choice, open enrolment created a competition for schools to attract pupils and a greater funding. However some sociologists would argue that education policies have other aims other than marketisation. Students now at school have to stay on in some type of education till they are 18. This policy was introduced by New Labour, carried out later by the conservatives, with the main aim to reduce inequality.
It replaced Working together to safeguard children (2010) Framework for the assessment of children in need and their families (2000), and Statutory guidance on arranging to safeguard and promote the welfare of children under section 11 of the Children Act 2004 (2007). Most of the responsibilities and processes in the new 2013 Working together guidance are similar to those that were stated in the 2010 guidance but according to the Department for Education’s “Revising and, following consultation, publishing
In 1997, the New Labour government set up many different policies targeted to get rid of inequality within educational achievement, by targeting and supporting disadvantaged groups. This was with general policies such as the national literacy strategy and reducing primary school class sizes that are for all schools and can benefit all disadvantaged children. As well as more individual policies such as designating some deprived areas as Education Action Zones and providing them with additional resources, and introducing the Aim higher programme to raise the aspirations of children to get them to want to get into higher education. As well as other policies such as raising the school leaving age to 18 and introducing EMA’s (educational maintenance allowance). Labour government has also tried to promote greater choice and diversity by trying to become a post-comprehensive educational era.
UNIT 012 Principles of assessment in lifelong learning Main methods of assessments in life long learning are: academic (knowledge) and vocational (performance). Dependent on the subject, the assessment method may need to be adapted, using and adapting both these type assessments will ensure that the students acquire optimum achievement during my lesson. To decide which of these is most appropriate, the assessment cycle will be used: • Initial assessment - used to identify if my students already know something about the subject to be assessed and the needs of my students (for example more support). • Assessment planning - used to plan the suitable types and method of assessment following relevant organisational guidelines. • Assessment activity - to determine this, the method could be assessorled like completing questioning or student-led like gathering evidence of competence.
They can move to a better school if they have problems with theirs, or get supplemental resources, after school tutoring to help. Money is moved and spent in better ways, testing improves school curriculum. I think one would assume that NCLB helps, but according to the book Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles (CRP/PDC) at UCLA's Graduate School of Education & Information Studies this may not be true. This book claims that the current accountability system does not provided sufficient evidence that the NCLB act has closed the achievement gaps. The book also claims that the NCLB accountability system does not provide the information needed to show how students are performing, or how to improve instruction, it also states that the achievement gaps that were meant to be closed are not showing, promising numbers and states are having a hard time helping low-performing schools (Engel,
I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” This quote would suggest that if you involve your students where they do what you are trying to teach them then they are more likely to understand and learn. 4. There are a variety of different organisations that can be used as a reference point for meeting the potential needs of the learner, these include Highfield Awarding Body of Compliance (HABC). The government also introduced Skills for Life in 2001 which is a strategy to improve adult literacy and numeracy skills.