Curriculum and Assessment

 

The Global Educational Excellence curriculum is designed to nurture an environment that provides an atmosphere that contributes to active involvement in learning opportunities for self-direction and self-descipline.

The Global Educational Excellence curriculum is designed to nurture an environment that provides an atmosphere that contributes to active involvement in learning opportunities for self-direction and self-descipline.

Core Curriculum

The Board of Directors provides a comprehensive core curriculum to serve the educational needs of students of this Academy.  The curriculum is in line with the curriculum that was adopted by the State of Michigan School Board and is consistent with the Michigan School Code.  The Educational Service Provider and School Leader prepare guidelines for the description of the core curriculum as well as the sequence, in grade clusters, in which such courses will be taught.  The curriculum is intended to provide a basic framework for instruction and learning.  Within the framework, each teacher uses the curriculum in a manner best designed to meet the needs of the students for whom s/he is responsible.

common_core.jpgCommon Core State Standards Mission is to provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.

Click here to learn more about the Common Core state standards for English Language Arts

Click here to learn more about the Common Core state standards for Mathematics.

Assessment

Global Educational Excellence Academies understand that measuring academic success requires more than just looking at grades on a report card four times a year. As such, all of our schools participate in the standardized test for their respective state. These tests serve to measure our students’ performance against state curriculum standards to ensure our students are receiving the proper instruction.

They also serve as a good way to measure year-over-year progress and compare school performance across an entire state. The data from the state standardized test results are closely evaluated at each of our schools to assess areas of strength and weakness so that we can continually tailor instruction as needed.

Global Educational Excellence Academies also participate in the Scantron Ed Performance or/ and NWEA test two to three times a year, which allows for the teaching and administrative staff to see student growth over a school year.

 

 

The elementary students also participate in the MEAP test as an assessment for the students’ learning of the Michigan State Core Curriculum. The students also take the DIBELS (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills) or DRA (Developmental Reading Assessment) for Response to Intervention and Reading placement purposes.

 

Students in grades 6 through 8 participate in the MEAP test as an assessment for the students’ learning of the Michigan State Core Curriculum. The students also take the DRA (Developmental Reading Assessment) for Response to Intervention and Reading placement purposes. The nationally norm- referenced tests that are offered by the Academies are either Scantron Ed-Performance or Northwest Education Association MAP Test.   The  7th and 8th grade students also participate in the ACT EXPLORE assessment for high school preparation.

 

Students in 9th grade participate in the MEAP test as an assessment for the students’ learning of the Social Studies Michigan State Core Curriculum. The 9th grade students also participate in the ACT EXPLORE assessment and the 10th grade students participate in the PLAN assessment for ACT preparation. The 11th grade students participate in the Michigan Merit Exam composed of 4 parts; ACT, ACT Work Keys, Social Studies, and Science tests.  This is the test that colleges and the work force use to determine acceptance and employment.

 

The English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA) is given to students who speak a language other than English at home and/or have English as a second language.  This test is given in the spring each year and to incoming students in the fall.

 

Global Educational Excellence Academies also participate in local assessments develop by an in-staff team of educators to monitor student’s progress in mastering the state curriculum.