Observations of the school authorities concerning the well-being of the children of the Twelve Tribes for the Years 2010 to 2011:
Excerpts from the school record
of the Private Supplementary
School of Klosterzimmern
The report in German, with page citations to the specific reports, may be found at this link: Beobachtung der Schulbehörden.
State School Board in the District of Donau-Ries to the Government of Schwaben, Mr. Dr. Peter Hell, Statement to the examination of the school performances in the Community School in Klosterzimmern from Hubert Stapf, School Psychologist and Counseling Principal, February 24th, 2010 (795-798)
A. Examination of the performance in German subject on January 27th, 2010
A1. Examination of the performance “writing correct”
Results (percentage from 0-30 under average, from 31-55 average, from 56-100 above average)
The results are comparable to a regular school, specially if you consider that three of the nine students tests which were graded as “under average” are from students have been raised in the USA and have been in Germany for only nine months, there is suspicion that three to four children have a reading-spelling-weakness and that two children show a general learning- and performance problem.
Down’s Syndrome Child Included
One student (1.Grade) with obvious special pedagogical, educational needs the emphasis was on “mental development” (Down Syndrome), by aiming to the sound circle with the pointer for the different sounds he was involved in training by his teachers and the other students without a problem.
Another step in the realm of this inclusion with him was the differentiated performance with the support of a trainee that performed exercises to capture the letter designs and or the spelling procedure of “A” and “a”.
The playful sound-letter-association was marked through encouragement to listen and speaking clear and it was fun for the four first graders.
A2. Examination of the performance in the area “writing for one self and others”, “composing texts”
Summary of the results:
A major part of the students work, specially in the higher grades, were on an average textual as well as linguistic level.
Specially with all the text work from the 9. Grade six of the nine students could be attested to the result lying in the average area, this would at least fulfill the criteria for a successful secondary school qualification.
The factual letters from the 5th to 7th grades generally corresponded with the requirements and at least were all satisfactory till good.
…The teachers were positive toward the offer to a domestic advanced education and or sitting in on classes in a primary school, after a debriefing on February 9th, 2010.
B. Examination of the performance in the math subject on January 26th, 2010
Summary of the results:
From the 33 scored students work, 17 (52%) were rather above average, 15 (45%) were in the average and only one work was under average area. The concentrated assignment work and the clear, neat written presentation fit to the overall result.
C. Examination of the performance in the specialized subject local history, geography and or physics, chemistry, biology and history, social studies and geography on January 28th, 2010
It is to be noted as positive, that the students were well acquainted with the specific operation and presentation methods, for example:
visualization method, orientation with the help of sketch maps, topographical maps, self-made models of spatial cutouts from the bird’s-eye-perspective (1st Grade) self-acting effort, students experiments, oral reports with explanations on sketches, OHP transparencies, models…
Moreover the continuous very active participation (the conduct in raising the hand, contributions) of all the students was obvious.
D. Concluding Remark
Like in the previous years the preliminary discussions, examinations and debriefing took place in a pleasant and trustful environment.
Constructive suggestions, criticism and suggestions for improvement (specially in the context of methodology and didactics in the realm of “writing) were positively accepted, and the readiness to advancement and improvement was clearly recognizable.
Leopold Willy from the State School Board in the district of Donau-Ries to Dr. Peter Hell, Government of Schwaben February 24th, 2010 (799, 800).
Performance examination Klosterzimmern February 2010
…you will find the “statement to the examination of the school performances of the Community School in Klosterzimmern, from Hubert Stapf in the attachment. I went through them with him today and I think the results are presentable.
The statement from the Hermann-Keßler School (Möttingen) about the student with the obvious special pedagogical need for furtherance, will subsequently reach you by fax.
Statement from the Hermann-Keßler-School
Subject: Cooperation private Supplementary School Klosterzimmern.
Dear Mr. Stapf,
As desired I am sending you the report about the cooperation of the private supplementary school Klosterzimmern with the mobile special pedagogical service from the Herrmann-Keßler-School in the case of Yedideyah Lampe.
The student indicates a special pedagogical need for furtherance with the emphasis on mental development.
The school in Klostezimmern along with the active support of the parents made contact with the special pedagogical service before the school enrollment.
They were open to embrace the advice of an inclusive training and the further opportunities of training and furtherance of the student.
It was decided for an inclusive training in Klosterzimmern. The was a general agreement between the school, parents and furtherance school. At the same time an attendant from the Herman-Keßler-School was applied for through a mobile special pedagogical service (MSD) for the school years of 200972010.
After a first run phase in order to gain own experiences, the advice was intensively taken through the MSD.
The teachers, the school and the parents take on the advice impulses with gratitude, put them into practice, and continue to develop them totally in the sense of the [best for] their student.
From the point of view of the MSD the school proofs itself as a good furtherance place for Yedideyah with it’s engagement and surroundings in regards to the goal of an inclusive training and the fulfillment of the special pedagogical furtherance needs of the student.
Signed Florian Wutzer, SoL, mobile specialized pedagogical service, Kaisheim, January 21st, 2010.
Willy Leopold, State School Board in the District of Donau-Ries and Dr. Peter Hell, Government of Schwaben, Performance Examination Klosterzimmern, July 2010,
September 1st, 2010 (828-834)
… I think the results can be shown as always.
A. Examination of the performance in German subject on July 13th, 2010
A1. Examination of the performance in the realm “reading”
Every student read a paragraph of a given text in order to judge the eagerness to read. The results for both of the realm of reading in the context and the ability to read were almost all in the “good” realm.
The two exceptions were children that have only been taught in German for almost a year, but their performances could also be judged as “average”.
A2. Examination of the performance in the realm of “writing”
The main part of the written assignment were “average” and partly “good” in the linguistic and textual realm (see the enclosed assignment with the evaluation).
A relatively secure mastering of formal linguistic rules was noticeable in the students composed texts.
B. Examination of the performance in the math subject on July 15th, 2010
Summary of the results:
The following results were reached from the noted and evaluated students assignment in the grades from 1 till 7:
The results of 20 students assignment were (80%) above average, 3 were (12%) average and 2 (8%) under average. All the students work very concentrated and neat, in regards to presentation and structure of the written results it must be directed more to the meaning of subtitles, instructions of formulas and oversight.
C. Examination of the performance in the specialized subject of local history, geography and or history, social studies and geography on July 14th, 2010:
In regards to the educational methodology a continuation of the positive tendencies in the past years in these areas is noticeable (use of media, models, diagrams…; visualization methods…; student activities…).
Further a general openness for current subjects (for example, acceptance of all the AWT subjects and many ethic subjects) and the constant effort to visualize the current reference, is obvious.
For example different training days of the primary school classes were spent going to hedges, ponds, meadows and also an excursion to the septic plant in Nördlingen is planned for August. To the subject “Our municipality, the function of the municipality, the cooperation of the citizens,democracy in Germany, political processes”, the 5., 6. and 7. grades visited the fire department in April, in May the town hall and the mayor in Deiningen and in July the police in Nördlingen in the realm of history, social studies and geography.
In the realm of the subjects AWT and ethic the 9. grade had guided tours through different departments of the Nördlinger clinic and the old folks home “St. Vinzenz” in Nördlingen in June 2009.
C. Examination of the performance in English subject on July 12th, 2010
This year the main point of the examination was in the oral realm…. Because of the special situation it is noticeable of the students for example, that students from the 5. grade were examined by the text of the 7.grade. It shows here alone, concerning the vocabulary and use of the English language, they have a higher knowledge and control in comparison to the regular students.
The students received a picture that they were to describe in the realm of speaking:
It is noticeable that all the students describe the facts with a very fluent, knowledgeable vocabulary and with a good to very good articulation. In the discourse afterward the students answered questions swiftly and spoke fluently with a good intonation.
E. Examination of the performance by the external BoLei (special performance examination) 2010
Up to this point the performances in the BoLei were basically the same as with the performance examinations through Mr. Stapf and Mrs. Bernert specially in the subject English.
F. Concluding Comment
The endeavor of all involved was noticeable with these examination performances and the BoLei 2010 in Klosterzimmern, it was trustful with the state school board, open-minded and ready to compromise in order to work together and to enhance the training quality. The results of the examinations of these school performances were discussed and evaluated with Mr. Stapf and Mr. Läpple (school director of the Community School in Klosterzimmern) on July 14th, 2010.
The results of these school performance examinations serve as a basis for the development of training and the quality security of the Community School in Klosterzimmern.
Signed Willy Leopold, SchAD
Government of Schwaben, arrangement Mrs. Government director Andrea Vogl to the Bavarian State Department for Education and Cultural Affairs, Mr. Minister counselor Graf, October 26th, 2010 (draft) (835, 836)
Results of the performance examinations in Klosterzimmern from July 2010 as well the communication in regards to the fulfillment on vocational school
…Summed up the school performances are average to above average in the subjects German, math, HSU7GSE as well as English and there is no need for objection.
…In the results of the performance the performances cover the performance examination up to this point specially in English.
Six students are of vocational school age since the school year of 2010/2011 in the supplementary school in Klosterzimmern. They will be taught like the other youth in the age of public vocational school without a place for apprenticeship (JoA)
For this didactic yearly plans, hour plans and almost all the module sketches – where as the latter will probably change still change some, were presented to the date. There was a visit to the school through the Government of Schwaben on July 26th, 2010, where the schooling of the vocational school youth (modular schooling, noting, writing of a class book, teachers) was discussed.
The vocational school youth will solve the school work with the double amount of hours than that of JoAs in public vocational school do in two years.
Government of Schwaben, maintainer Mrs. Andrea Vogl to the Bavarian State Ministry for Lessons and Culture, Mr. Simon Hahn, 02.03.2011 (854-855)
…In particular, we refer to the report of the State Office of Education from 21.02.2011 which comes summary to the conclusion that the performance of students in Klosterzimmern overall quite comparable with the results of the “M-Zug” from the state funds schools or normal state schools and as such is to build on the performance already shown in the past years.
Private Supplementary School of the association in Klosterzimmern e.V. Results of the performance test in Klosterzimmern from February 2011 and modular schooling of young people without an apprenticeship.
…We therefore advocate the suitability of the School of the association in Klosterzimmern e.V. in Deiningen- Klosterzimmern for compulsory education in accordance with article 36 para 1 sentence 1 No. 3 BayEUG continue to determine.
State Office of Education in Lankreis Donau-Ries, staetment on the review of school performance in July 2011 School of the association in Klosterzimmern e.V, 08.08.2011 (859-863)
A Review of the performance in the subject German on 20.07.2011
A1 Review of the performance in the realm ”writing correct”
From 21 assessed tasks were 10 (48%) above average,5 (24%) average and 6 (28%) below average categorized. The results are comparable with the result of a normal state schools, especially if you consider that two from six assessed as below average are tests from children that grew up in the United States. By two other children are a reading and writing difficulty suspected.
A2 Review of the performance in the realm ” to write for yourself and others”, ” create texts”
The majority of student work especially in the higher grades was both from the content and the language on at least an average level. Especially in the text works of the 8th grade were almost all students achieve an objective in the average field result, it can be assumed that that the criteria for the expansion of a qualified secondary school can be reached in the next school year.
The work of the 5th to 7th class also generally met the demands and were all good to still lying in the average area.
The work of the students of 1st to 4th grade, so the primary school level, was this time – except for two below-average ratings (English or Dutch speaking grown up children) – to note that the level of performance also good to average
B Review of the performance in the subject mathematics on 19.07.2011
From 23 rated student tasks were 16 (70%) more in the above average, 5 (21%) in the average and only 2 work (9%) below the global average.
C Review of the performance in the subject HSU and GSE (Homeland, Expertise, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Sociology and Ethics) on 21.07.2011
Results (see attached records):
It was positive to note that the students were familiar with the subject-specific working and modes of presentation as with the previous performance reviews, for example:
Visualization methods (for example foils, charts, diagrams, models…)
independent work, student experiments, short presentations with explanations of sketches, foils, models or illustrative material (for example joint from a cattle, get from a local butcher…).
Deepening ones or understanding questions could be answered by the reporting students size-partly appropriately, so that they are really familiar with the material and not only reproduced by rote learned.
It should be noted also that during the school year to each source regions as in previous years have been going on teaching courses and excursions, for example a zoo.
E Final remark
Preliminary discussions, reviews and debriefings again found place in an open atmosphere characterized by mutual trust.
Constructive suggestions such as the use of approved textbooks in Bavaria (e.g. mathematics in all classes) or the same teaching content in the parallel-groups, as well as the common performance review of boys and girls in a big group were accepted and implemented.
Overall, the willingness to further development of methods and didactics was like in previous years, clearly recognizable
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