OIS is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and authorised to offer the three programmes of the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO). The documentation here summarises reports related to the accreditation, authorisation and other self-evaluation processes.
Completion of the OIS 2015-16 evaluation process
The foundation's Evaluation Promotion Committee met on Friday 10 March 2017 approving the findings of the 2015-2016 evaluation process. The documents below summarise the findings:
Completion of the OIS 2014-15 evaluation process
The foundation's Evaluation Promotion Committee met on Friday 11 March 2016 approving the findings of the 2014-2015 evaluation process. The documents below summarise the findings:
Completion of the OIS 2013-14 evaluation process
The foundation's Evaluation Promotion Committee met on Friday 28 November 2014 approving the findings of the 2013-2014 evaluation process. The documents below summarise the findings:
Completion of the OIS 2012-13 evaluation process
Completion of the OIS 2011-12 evaluation process
The foundation's Evaluation Promotion Committee met on Friday 25 May 2012 approving the findings of the 2011-2012 evaluation process. The documents below summarise the findings. In addition, following the foundation merger between the Senri International School Foundation and the Kwansei Gakuin Educational Foundation of April 2010 the school's accrediting body, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) requested that we submit a "substantive change report" to outline the governance structure for the school under the umbrella of the Kwansei Gakuin Educational Foundation. Following consultation at the foundation's Evaluation Committee it was agreed that this report would fulfill the guidelines for our internal self-study for the 2011 school year. It will also be included as part of the larger self-study which will combine to meet the requirements for reports to be submitted to WASC and the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) at the beginning of 2012.
Completion of the OIS 2010-11 evaluation process
The rapid development of digital technologies has provided both great opportunities and significant challenges. In the field of education this is especially the case because of the need to provide an education that prepares children for a future that is unpredictable. On the one hand, we are aware that developments in technology give us the opportunity to communicate with others, capture images and access and analyze data in a way that was previously beyond the means of a school. On the other, along with budget implications, concern is expressed whether young people develop the use social technologies to the detriment of other skills, or that technology will become a poor substitute for human interaction. It is in this context that the current and future development of technology use in the school both in direct instruction and the wider social context provide the focus for this study.
Following the distribution of a questionnaire covering the topic of technology use to parents, students and faculty, responses were compiled and submitted to the Evaluation Advancement Committee of Kwansei Gakuin on 25 March 2011. With the approval of this report by this committee the content will be made public on the school’s website.
This study has provided significant data that will inform our planning process for future development and integration of technology use into the educational programmes of the school. While titled as the 2010 OIS self-evaluation study, it is an integral component of the school’s WASC and IB accreditation process, the schedule for which is currently under discussion with the authorizing authorities.
A summary of findings is included in the PDF file below:
WASC and IB Reports
The strategic plan for the continued development of OIS programs has been developed through reflection on received feedback following completion of the WASC and IB re-accreditation process: