Similarities and Differences between School Authorization Process and Programme Evaluation Process

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Similarities and Differences between School Authorization Process and Programme Evaluation Process by Mind Map: Similarities and Differences between School Authorization Process and Programme Evaluation Process

1. Similarities

1.1. School visit

1.2. The school’s educational beliefs and values reflect IB philosophy

1.3. The school’s leadership and administrative structures ensure the implementation of the IB programme(s).

1.4. The school’s resources and support structures ensure the implementation of the IB programme(s).

1.5. The school’s written curriculum reflects IB philosophy.

1.6. Teaching and learning reflects IB philosophy

1.7. Assessment at the school reflects IB assessment philosophy.

2. Differences

2.1. School Authorization Process

2.1.1. Consideration phase

2.1.1.1. School information form

2.1.1.2. Request for candidacy Application for candidacy: Diploma Programme

2.1.1.3. Decision on candidacy by the IB

2.1.2. Candidate phase

2.1.2.1. Consultation process (includes one visit to the school)

2.1.2.2. Request for authorization Application for authorization: Diploma Programme

2.1.3. Verification visit to the school

2.1.4. Decision on authorization by the IB

2.1.4.1. Head or designee attends IB category 1 workshop Staff may start attending IB workshops

2.1.4.2. Completion of teacher professional development requirements for authorization

2.1.4.3. School commitment to ongoing professional development

2.2. Programme evaluation Process

2.2.1. During the period under review

2.2.1.1. Monitor the school action plan through analysis of evidence of progress

2.2.1.2. Comply with teacher professional development requirement

2.2.2. Planning the self-study

2.2.2.1. Identify groups responsible for answering the difference sections

2.2.2.2. Define a schedule to achieve the evaluation objectives

2.2.2.3. Define descriptors for degrees of implementation of practices

2.2.2.4. Identify means by which the information will be gathered (e.g. meetings, surveys)

2.2.2.5. Identify time and other resources needed

2.2.3. Self-study

2.2.3.1. Implement actions to gather information

2.2.3.2. Gather supporting documents

2.2.3.3. Complete Self-study Questionnaire

2.2.3.4. Submit self-study questionnaire and supporting documents to IB office

2.2.3.5. Organize evaluation visit if school has been identified by the IB to carry it out

2.2.4. Evaluation visit to the school

2.2.5. IB report to the school

2.2.5.1. The report may contain: Commendations Recommendations Matters to be addressed