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As from 2016, the validity period for SPARK certification is extended to six years.  In the third or fourth year of the SPARK certification, Developmental Visits will be conducted as mid-term checks for SPARK-certified centres.  Most SPARK-certified centres will undergo Developmental Visits with some centres randomly selected for Full Assessment.  
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Purpose

  • To ensure centres sustain their improvement efforts and maintain SPARK certification standards over the 6-year validity period
  • To monitor, guide and support centres in their quality improvement journey


Focus

  • Centre's teaching and learning practices
  • Improvements made over the past 3 years


Mode

  • Half a day visit
  • Tour of the Centre, lesson observation, and discussion with Centre Leader and staff to provide guidance for centre quality improvement


Communication

  • Briefings will be conducted for Centres due for mid-term checks in the subsequent years.
  • You may download the slides on developmental visit from the Resource Toolkit in the SPARK portal at www,ecda.gov.sg/SPARK.​  Log-in is required.​​