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.

EVIDENCE

Learning Resources Overview - see Bloom’s Taxonomy section

Brightways SMS - Curriculum Mapping Sample

Parent Handbook - See Individual Learning Plan (ILP) section (p. 5)

Brightways Global Academy website

STANDARD 2.1: Learners have equitable opportunities to develop skills and achieve the content and learning priorities established by the institution.


EVIDENCE

Executive Summary - see About Our Individual Learning Plan (ILP) Approach (p. 3)

Learning Resources Overview

STANDARD 2.2: The learning culture promotes creativity, innovation and collaborative problem-solving.


EVIDENCE

Executive Summary - see About Our Individual Learning Plan (ILP) Approach (p. 3)

Learning Resources Overview

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.


EVIDENCE

Executive Summary - see About Our Individual Learning Plan (ILP) Approach (p. 3)

Brightways SMS - Curriculum Mapping Sample

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.


STANDARD 2.8: The institution provides programs and services for learners’ educational future and career planning.


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.