Academic Quality Management

The STS methodology of teaching and learning as well as its outcomes can be clearly measured against any yardstick of excellence in education. To maintain our high standards and constantly improve quality in keeping with our promise of Fostering Dynamism, STS has established an Academic Quality Management System [AQMS]. This is a scientifically aligned Teaching-Learning and Resource Management System that optimizes effort and minimizes wastage in a school system. It promises greater efficiency in teaching, and delivers exponentially better learning. The system ensures consistency and quality in every area of the school’s functioning including admissions, organizational planning, academics and Beyond Academics, communications, infrastructure and human resource management, student welfare and routine task implementation.

STS performance-based culture works in concord with the AQMS. Adherence to process and reflection on the level, quality and depth of achievement form an integral part of assessing employee and student performance, made through a Balanced Scorecard for both faculty and students. The Scorecard is a useful tool to monitor target achievement, identify potential inefficiencies in organizational functioning, and to set increasingly challenging benchmarks for key stakeholders.Our quality systems, and hence our Scorecard, are geared to make sure we fulfill our Core Purpose and Core Values. For instance:

Excerpt from the Student Scorecard

 

Rating 1

Rating 2

Rating 3

Rating 4

Rating 5

Academics

Big Leap Science & Mathematics

Significant improvement over previous term (20% or more)

Slight improvement over previous term (> 5% and < 20%)

Almost same as previous term (< 5% improvement or decline)

Slight decline over previous term (> 5% and < 20%)

Significant decline over previous term (20% or more)

Beyond Academics

 

Sports

Takes active interest and / or excels in external school events

Takes active interest and / or excels in internal school events

Participates on own initiative

Participates with assistance

Reluctance to participate

Cultural Activities

Takes active interest and / or excels in external school events

Takes active interest and / or excels in internal school events

Participates on own initiative

Participates with assistance

Reluctance to participate

Excerpt from Faculty Scorecard

 

Head of School / Board of the School

Members of Mgmt. Team

HOD / Lead Teachers

Subject and Class Teachers

Admin. Staff

Education

50 % of students secure overall distinction in their exams

50 % of students secure overall distinction in their exams

50 % of students secure overall distinction in their exams

50 % of students secure overall distinction in their exams

 

40% of students to secure any of the excellence awards

40% of students to secure any of the excellence awards

40% of students to secure any of the excellence awards

40% of students to secure any of the excellence awards

 
 

80% adherence to annual plan for core and co-curricular activities (in terms of target no. of exposures / activities and participation %age)

80% adherence to annual plan for core and co-curricular activities (in terms of target no. of exposures / activities and participation %age)

   

Sustainability

Students and faculty will invest 20 hours a year on Community Outreach Programmes

Students and faculty will invest 20 hours a year on Community Outreach Programmes

Students and faculty will invest 20 hours a year on Community Outreach Programmes

Students and faculty will invest 20 hours a year on Community Outreach Programmes

Students and faculty will invest 20 hours a year on Community Outreach Programmes

The functions of the AQMS have been further enhanced with the inclusion of a school-wide management system – a tool that has greatly improved communication between various members of the STS community.