STUDENT LEARNING ASSESSMENT (ACADEMIC STANDING) POLICY
Student assessments occur at the conclusion of each flight lesson. Comments and evaluations are entered in a Pilot Training Record (PTR) and are available for the student’s review at any time during the progress of the training. Final assessments are completed by Transport Canada appointed persons who conduct flight tests and written examinations. Feedback is given directly by Transport Canada in these cases. Failure of either of these implies that the individual cannot hold the license or rating. Should a student consistently fail these assessments then there will be discussion with the Chief Flight Instructor as to whether the student should continue training or terminate. Measurement of learning is an essential part of training. It ensures both the training organization and the student know whether learning objectives are being met and whether the student is ready to advance to the next lesson or phase of training. We measure to know whether our training methods are effective and whether the desired competencies are being achieved. No student will be recommended for a Transport Canada written examination until they have completed all ground school requirements to write that examination and they have met the minimum experience requirements in CAR 421.13.
GRADE APPEAL POLICY
All final examinations and flight tests are conducted by Transport Canada (or appointed delegate). Therefore, any appeals with respect to final grades or failure of examinations must be directed to the appropriate individual at the local Transport Canada office. Should a student feel that the assessment of a preflight test conducted by Adventure Aviation Inc. instructors for the recommendation for a flight test was not performed or assessed correctly; the individual should discuss the situation with the Chief Flight Instructor.
STUDENT PROBATION POLICY
Adventure Aviation Inc. does not operate a formal academic probation policy as there are no formal interim assessments assigned during the courses. However, if an instructor is concerned with the rate of progress of an individual student, this will be brought to the attention of the CFI, who will review the training program. If it is deemed necessary, the CFI (or delegate) will meet with the student to discuss the concerns and assist in developing appropriate plans for achieving satisfactory performance. In extreme circumstances, the student may be advised that a program of flight training is perhaps not suited to them and a withdrawal from the program may be suggested. Adventure Aviation Inc. is continually assessing its own performance as a high-quality Flight Training Unit. Adventure Aviation Inc. will act should it become apparent that a higher than normal proportion of students on a particular course are :
- Failing flight tests
- Failing written examinations and/or achieving lower marks on lesson plans or progress tests than previous classes,
- Having disciplinary problems, or
- Showing other indications of poor performance.
Should it be considered that any of the above are directly attributable to training or operational deficiency, Adventure Aviation Inc. will take action that could include:
- The Chief Flight Instructor conducting an Irregular Internal Audit
- Interviews with instructors and other personnel
- Requests for further student feedback, or
- Any other action deemed appropriate by the Chief Flight Instructor.