All DoDEA schools are on a five year accreditation cycle.
During that five year cycle the schools must:
- Make a commitment to continuous improvement by monitoring and evaluating efforts on a yearly basis;
- Complete a thorough self-analysis using the five AdvancED® Standards for Quality;
- Host a comprehensive three day external review that provides both commendations and required actions for improvement; and
- Complete an accreditation status report.
- Standard 1: Purpose and Direction
The school maintains and communicates a purpose and direction that commit to high expectations for learning as well as shared values and beliefs about teaching and learning.
- Standard 2: Governance and Leadership
The school operates under governance and leadership that promote and support student performance and school effectiveness.
- Standard 3: Teaching and Assessing for Learning
The school’s curriculum, instructional design, and assessment practices guide and ensure teacher effectiveness and student learning.
- Standard 4: Resources and Support Systems
The school has resources and provides services that support its purpose and direction to ensure success for all students.
- Standard 5: Using Results for Continuous Improvement
The school implements a comprehensive assessment system that generates a range of data about student learning and school effectiveness and uses the results to guide continuous improvement.
After an external peer review accreditation visit, then each DoDEA school will receive one of six accreditation ratings.
The six accreditation statuses are:
- Accredited Excellence
- Accredited Distinction
- Accredited on Advisement
- Accredited Warned
- Accredited on Probation