The school requires all classes within a Year Level to use exactly the same worksheets and textbook pages for each subject.
The Lesson Planning system will be explained to new teachers by their Year Coordinator/Head of Content. Basically, teachers within each Year Level or Content Group will be allocated Units of Work to plan.
Actual units of work should be completed in full and submitted to the Year Coordinator/Head of Content for checking two school weeks prior to when the units are to be taught.
Full units of work consist of:
- A Unit Planner
- Individual Lesson Plans
- Associated worksheets or details of textbook pages.
- Associated resources will also be listed in the Lesson Plans.
While teachers are encouraged to ‘recycle’ units of work from previous years, all staff are required to make some improvements to the units that they are assigned to plan. These improvements may include changes to worksheets, PowerPoint presentations, resources, displays, etc..
The teacher who is assigned to plan each unit of work is also responsible for preparing a Unit Evaluation at the end of each unit.
Assessment: Thai culture places great importance on regular testing of students’ progress. This fact is clearly explained to teachers prior to their employment. Although regular formal testing contradicts Western educational practice, ACEP foreign teachers must accept this system.
Assumption College assessment consists of ‘Ongoing Assessment’ and ‘Formative Assessment’ and ‘Summative Assessment’ (formal exam papers four times per year).
Full details of the assessment procedures will be explained by Year Coordinators / Heads of Content.