The aim of Pathways to Improvement (PIP) is to improve and maintain quality language teaching and learning so that school leaders and their communities can understand how well a school is operating and how it can be even bet
Good schools plan how they will improve by understanding what makes a better school, performing an audit of their current operations and deciding what actions they will take to improve. The professional learning workshops What makes for a good language program? and Leadership in languages are recommended to prepare school leaders for Pathways to Improvement.
There are four stages of development that reflect how community language schools operate:
Stage 1 – Registration
Stage 2 – Preliminary
Stage 3 – Competent to be accredited
Stage 4 – Competent to teach ATAR courses
Which stage of improvement is your school aiming for?
Use the documents listed below to understand and compare the stages of improvement.
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Stages of development on the Pathway to Improvement. This document explains the four stages of development, detailing aspects of Teaching and Learning, Leadership and Governance and Community Links demonstrated by schools at each stage of development.
Download Stages of development outcomes matrix
Standards Compendium. Each domain (Teaching and Learning, Leadership and Governance, Community Links) consists of STANDARDS. This compendium explains each standard (What does it mean?), gives examples of how schools will demonstrate that they have achieved the standard (What does it look like?) and lists how schools will demonstrate their improvement (Evidence). There is also a glossary of terms that are used through PIP.
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Standards Side-by-Side. As schools improve, they demonstrate achievement of higher levels in each standard. Standards Side-by-Side shows these improvements clearly in a single table.
Download Standards side by side