Background: Beaumont Adult School was initially accredited for Title IV Federal Financial Aid in June of 2006 by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). A regular re-accreditation visit was conducted by WASC in 2009 and we received a six year term of accreditation at that time. In September of 2010 WASC informed the U.S. Dept. of Education (USDOE) and the adult schools and ROP’s that had received their Title IV accreditation through WASC that WASC was disaffiliating from Title IV accreditation. All schools accredited by WASC were given 18 months to find a new organization for Title IV accreditation or face losing the ability to offer federal financial aid to students. Beaumont Adult School contacted the Council of Occupational Education (COE) as an accrediting agency formally recognized by the USDOE for Title IV accreditation and was officially accepted to candidacy with that agency in June 2011. This acceptance to candidacy acts as an interim accreditation for Title IV purposes and is effective until June 2014.

Self Study timeline: Although our school’s current interim accreditation (or acceptance to candidacy) is valid through June of 2014, we have decided to schedule our initial COE accreditation visit for November 2012. We have started out self study process in preparation for that visit and our timeline for completion of the self study is August 2012 to allow sufficient time for review and publication to the members of the visitation team in advance of the November visit.

The PLC process and self study: As we have worked on implementing Professional learning Community (PLC) processes throughout our school over these past two years, many of us have noticed how the PLC process and procedures work to provide the same type of continuous school improvement that accreditation goals strive to achieve. It is because of this similarity in goals that we believe the self study process will only enhance and improve our continuing efforts to ensure that we operating as a Professional learning Community.

We will continue to publish the PLC efforts and the self study results are progress along our scheduled timeline to the COE accreditation.

Advertisements

Beaumont Adult School Community Advisory Board

 Agenda October 20, 2011

7:30 – 8:30 am

Meeting Objective/s: Review and approve/modify BAS Mission/vision statement

 Date:   October 20, 2011                                                       Time: 7:30 -8:30 am

Norms: Start on time / End on time, respect all, clarity in communication, participation by all, positive attitude, no interrupting

Tasks                                        Resources       Activity              Duration   Expected Outcomes

School update

 

 Dave Briefing and discussion 15 min Board members informed on school’s status
Review and approve mission and vision statements

 

Dave Group discussion 45 min

 

Approval of schools revised mission / vision statement

 

 Introduction (5 minutes)

1. Transition from last meeting to the present meeting.

2. Review the objective/s for the meeting.

3. Review the norms.

4. Quickly go over the agenda for the meeting.

5. Assign timekeeper and if needed note taker (flip chart paper)

 

Beaumont Adult School  Agenda October 7, 2011, 8:00 am -12:00 pm

Meeting Objective/s: MAA training, Incorporate accreditation into PLC process/procedures (WASC/COE)

 Date:   August 19, 2011                                                         Time: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Norms: Start on time / End on time, respect all, clarity in communication, participation by all, positive attitude, no interrupting

Tasks                                        Resources              Activity      Duration   Expected Outcomes

MAA training  Lisa Tarrants  Group discussion 60 min  Staff aware of MAA time accounting procedures 
School/District Update Dave Williams Group discussion 15 min Staff awareness of most current information
Break     15 min  
Incorporate PLC processes into WASC/COE accreditation schedule Dave Williams Group Discussion 30 min Group introduced to 2011-2012 timeline for self-study and accreditation by COE/WASC
Break into program teams, continuation of formulating benchmarks Program teams Group discussion 2 hour Continued development of benchmark assessments and coordination of self-study timeline

 Introduction (5 minutes)

1. Transition from last meeting to the present meeting.

2. Review the objective/s for the meeting.

3. Review the norms.

4. Quickly go over the agenda for the meeting.

5. Assign timekeeper and if needed note taker (flip chart paper)

Hello to All,

Welcome back for the 2011 – 2012 school year. This year we will hold our staff development for review of admin procedures for the new school year on Friday, August 19th from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm in room 30. Following is the proposed agenda for that meeting;

Beaumont Adult School

 Agenda  August 19, 2011

8:00 am -12:00 pm

Meeting Objective/s: Administrative policies review prior to start of school year

Date:   August 19, 2011                                                         Time: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Norms: Start on time / End on time, respect all, clarity in communication, participation by all, positive attitude, no interrupting

 

Tasks                   Resources              Activity              Duration   Expected Outcomes

School/District/State update

 

 Dave Briefing and discussion 15 min Staff informed on school’s status
MAA training

 

Lisa Tarrants

 

Group discussion 45 min

 

Staff aware of MAA time accounting procedures

 

Skills Tutor update info

 

Nicole Friz Group Discussion 1 hour Staff aware of changes implemented in Skills Tutor program
Break     15 min  
School administrative procedures briefing Iris Group Discussion 1 hr Staff updated on changes in administrative procedures for 2011-2012
Schools First Cu briefing Schools First CU team Group discussion 45 min Staff awareness of financial products and services offered by SFCU

 

 Introduction (5 minutes)

1. Transition from last meeting to the present meeting.

2. Review the objective/s for the meeting.

3. Review the norms.

4. Quickly go over the agenda for the meeting.

5. Assign timekeeper and if needed note taker (flip chart paper)

This is a Summary of the High School and GED – PLC Group discussion on April 15, 2011.

 Objective: To develop competency skills to meet the general objective.

 Specific Objective: To meet the criterion for developing an assessment from a competency skills test that indicated a % less than 76%.(CASAS)

 Develop 20 questions.  Passing score 14/20 – 70%.

 Students who score below 70% will not be recommended to take the CAHSEE or GED.

Teacher re-teaches students who scored low, in middle of 3rd week and conducts another test with test items in different order to those students who scored low on previous test.

 Develop CFA’S:

  1. Select 8 items/skills
  2. Teach 2 items per quarter(6weeks).  10 questions per skill=20 questions total.
  3. Prepare CFA (assessment) for students who scored less than 237 on CASAS Math.

And develop another CFA for students who scored above 237 on CASAS Math.

 When to Assess students: Give test end of six weeks (end of quarter) on the two items.

 Look at May 6 as date to have draft Math and ELA test items/questions available for Hi School Team.

As a part of the ILC team training we had with the district this week, it was decided that we should conduct a review of where our programs are, in terms of PLC implementation, and see the effects on our students for this academic year.

So, our next PLC staff development will be Friday, April 15th from 12:00 – 4:00 pm. When we return from the spring break you will be getting several reports on your students’ results of the CASAS tests to allow us to review and determine if we need to shore up any weaknesses as we continue with our PLC implementation.

More information will follow as we produce the reports.

This is a draft of the agedna for the staff development on March 18th, please feel free to comment or you can submit comments directly to me.

Meeting Objective/s: Review current status of PLC implementation and provide collaborative time for program teams to continue process

 Date:   March 18, 2011                                                          Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Norms: Start on time / End on time, respect all, clarity in communication, participation by all, positive attitude, no interrupting

Tasks                   Resources              Activity              Duration   Expected Outcomes

Review current school status and district info  Dave Group discussion 15 min Group understanding of current political and fiscal situation
Review ILC training (BUSD) Dave, Mike, Billy, Jan Group discussion 20 min Group understanding of how ILC training through BUSD is effecting our PLC development
Share current status of each program PLC team PLC teams Group discussion 30 min Group awareness of where each program is in the implementation of PLC procedures
Break into program teams for collaborative time on essential standards and development of CFA’s PLC Teams Team collaboration 2.5 hours Continued development of essential standards and CFA’s
Teams share out results of collaboration PLC teams Group discussion 25 min Group understanding of program team progress

 Introduction (5 minutes)

1. Transition from last meeting to the present meeting.

2. Review the objective/s for the meeting.

3. Review the norms.

4. Quickly go over the agenda for the meeting.

5. Assign timekeeper and if needed note taker (flip chart paper)