Students are placed on Academic Review due to low engagement or low academic achievement over a given period of time.
Depending upon set criteria on whether a student is accessing and interacting with course content and activities, students are identified as Engaged (E), Insufficiently Engaged (IE) and Not-Engaged (NE). Using these criteria, the Academic Review process is designed to identify, implement and if necessary escalate strategies to support low engagement students. Students also achieving a low Term Grade (TG) may also be identified for support in the Academic Review process.
Teachers report a student’s Engagement Rating (ER) eight times during Year 1 and five times during Year 2 of the course. The ER is based on evidence since the previous reporting period.
Identification of Students to be placed on Academic Review
The following procedures are scheduled to identify students in need of Academic Review.
- Engagement is monitored through Pamoja's platform, using the key parameters of student log ins and submissions.
- Pamoja's School Services will alert teachers and SBCs when a student has been identified as Not Engaged for a week. If this Non – Engagement continues to a second week another email will be sent to teachers and SBCs. A third week of Non – Engagement will prompt School Services to contact the student, teacher and SBC.
- Any student reported as Not Engaged for two consecutive reporting periods will be placed on Academic Review.
School Services and Academics will participate in the support strategies for students on Academic Review, depending upon the circumstances.
Actions by School Services for students on Academic Review
School Services will identify the students flagged as NE for two reporting periods and will alert students and SBCs that the student has now been placed on academic review via an email notification.
If a student's engagement/submissions have not improved by the next reporting period, the student's enrolment with Pamoja is reviewed by Pamoja's Academic team and may be escalated to Pamoja's Senior Management Team to discuss further action. School Services will reach out to the school again in order to manage student and SBC expectations of engagement.