Standard 2: Learning Capacity
The impact of teaching and learning on student achievement and success is the primary expectation of every institution. An effective learning culture is characterized by positive and productive teacher/learner relationships, high expectations and standards, a challenging and engaging curriculum, quality instruction and comprehensive support that enable all learners to be successful, and assessment practices (formative and summative) that monitor and measure learner progress and achievement. Moreover, a quality institution evaluates the impact of its learning culture, including all programs and support services, and adjusts accordingly.
STANDARD 2.1: Learners have equitable opportunities to develop skills and achieve the content and learning priorities established by the institution.
STANDARD 2.2: The learning culture promotes creativity, innovation and collaborative problem-solving.
STANDARD 2.3: The learning culture develops learners’ attitudes, beliefs and skills needed for success.
STANDARD 2.4: The institution has a formal structure to ensure learners are supported during their educational experiences.
STANDARD 2.5: Educators implement a curriculum that is based on high expectations and prepares learners for their next levels.
STANDARD 2.6: The institution implements a process to ensure the curriculum is aligned to standards and best practices.
STANDARD 2.7: Instruction is monitored and adjusted to meet individual learners’ needs and the institution’s learning expectations.
Parent Handbook - see section, Student Records & High School Procedures (pp 7-10) and High School Graduation Requirements (pp. 10-12)
STANDARD 2.8: The institution provides programs and services for learners’ educational future and career planning.
School Enrollment Form - see related form fields (IEP/504 Plan)
STANDARD 2.9: The institution implements, evaluates, and monitors processes to identify and address the specialized social, emotional, developmental, and academic needs of students.
STANDARD 2.10: Learning progress is reliably assessed and consistently and clearly communicated.
STANDARD 2.11: Educators gather, analyze, and use formative and summative data that lead to demonstrable improvement of student learning.
STANDARD 2.12: The institution implements a process to continuously assess its programs and organizational conditions to improve student learning.