2Plan – Do – Study – Act Cycle PDSA Cycle guides the continuous improvement process for the action research team.
3World Language – Goal #1Eighty-five percent of students will show proficiency in the target language.
4Plan: Define the System Although world languages are not a part of ITED, a check system is needed to maintain student success and promote teacher improvement.
5Plan: Define the System Most universities and colleges require C- or above in order to give credit for high school world language classes.Measurable outcomes are needed for reporting purposes.
6Plan: Define the System Although world languages are not specifically addressed in No Child Left Behind, its intent is to ensure that all children have an opportunity to reach proficiency in all academic areas.No Child Left Behind requires regular student assessment. Currently, world languages have end of term exams which are not uniform.
7Plan: Assess Current Situation The results of the final exam were not consistent with the students’ class performance.Data is needed throughout the year to provide timely information on how students perform.
9Do: Try Out Improvement Theory Administer department-wide chapter tests that address spelling and word meaning of identified vocabulary.
10World Language Goal #2Implement World Language Week
11Plan – Define the System World Language Week was implemented for the first time during
12Plan – Assess Current Situation First year students research countries’ flags, decorate the flags.Second year students label nouns in the target languages throughout the building.Third year students develop cultural trivia questions for school trivia contest.
13Plan – Assess Current Situation Third year students hang flags in world language wings, central hallway and foyer.
14Plan – Assess Current Situation Third year students clean paint from all decorated windows at the end of the week.
15Plan – Assess Current Situation Fourth year students develop cultural themes to use in decorating windows throughout the school.
16World Language Goal #3Fifty percent of students enrolled in level one world language at midterm of the second term will complete level three world language.
17Plan – Define the System World language study becomes more important each year.Regents requirements.No records currently kept by World Language of how many students drop between Levels 1 & 3.
18Plan – Assess Current Situation Sixty-two percent of the level 1 students of the class of 2008 have remained in world language through level 3.