Diploma Program Teacher Self-Study Questionnaire

Dear Colleague,
As part of our five-year evaluation process required by the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme, we will be completing a self-study of our programme here at Sessions. You are an important part of this self-study, which we will use to reflect on our practices to continue improving teaching and learning at our school, and as data for development of our next five-year Action Plan. Please take a few moments to answer the following questions honestly - your input is greatly appreciated.

* 1. Please fill out the info below to assist us with grouping your responses with others in your subject group.

* 2. Gar-Field High School's mission statement and philosophy align with those of the IB. (Gar-Field HS's Mission...As a community of learners, we are committed to acquiring knowledge which ignites inquiry and to producing compassionate individuals who value the principle of respecting others. IB's Mission Statement - The IB Organization aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect).

* 3. The administration and staff demonstrate understand the IB philosophy.

* 4. The Gar-Field High School community demonstrates an understanding of, and commitment to, the program.

* 5. Gar-Field High School develops and promotes international-mindedness and all attributes of the IB learner profile across the school community.

* 6. Gar-Field High School promotes responsible action within and beyond the school community.

* 7. Gar-Field High School promotes open communication based on understanding and respect.

* 8. Gar-Field High School places importance on language learning, including mother tongue, host country language and other languages.

* 9. Gar-Field High School participates in the IB world community

* 10. Gar-Field HS supports access for students to the IB Diploma Program and philosophy.

* 11. Gar-Field High School provides for the full Diploma Programme and requires some of its student body to attempt the full diploma and not only individual certificates.

* 12. Gar-Field HS promotes access to the diploma and certificates for all students who can benefit from the educational experience they provide.

* 13. Gar-Field HS has strategies in place to encourage students to attempt the full diploma.