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1 Kennedy World Language Action Research Team

2 Plan – Do – Study – Act Cycle l PDSA Cycle guides the continuous improvement process for the action research team.

3 World Language – Goal #1 l Eighty-five percent of students will show proficiency in the target language.

4 Plan: Define the System l Although world languages are not a part of ITED, a check system is needed to maintain student success and promote teacher improvement.

5 Plan: Define the System l Most universities and colleges require C- or above in order to give credit for high school world language classes. l Measurable outcomes are needed for reporting purposes.

6 Plan: Define the System l 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. l No Child Left Behind requires regular student assessment. Currently, world languages have end of term exams which are not uniform.

7 Plan: Assess Current Situation l The results of the final exam were not consistent with the students class performance. l Data is needed throughout the year to provide timely information on how students perform.

8 Plan: Assess Current Situation

9 Do: Try Out Improvement Theory l Administer department-wide chapter tests that address spelling and word meaning of identified vocabulary.

10 World Language Goal #2 l Implement World Language Week

11 Plan – Define the System l World Language Week was implemented for the first time during

12 Plan – Assess Current Situation l First year students research countries flags, decorate the flags. l Second year students label nouns in the target languages throughout the building. l Third year students develop cultural trivia questions for school trivia contest.

13 Plan – Assess Current Situation l Third year students hang flags in world language wings, central hallway and foyer.

14 Plan – Assess Current Situation l Third year students clean paint from all decorated windows at the end of the week.

15 Plan – Assess Current Situation l Fourth year students develop cultural themes to use in decorating windows throughout the school.

16 World Language Goal #3 l Fifty percent of students enrolled in level one world language at midterm of the second term will complete level three world language.

17 Plan – Define the System l World language study becomes more important each year. l Regents requirements. l No records currently kept by World Language of how many students drop between Levels 1 & 3.

18 Plan – Assess Current Situation l Sixty-two percent of the level 1 students of the class of 2008 have remained in world language through level 3.


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