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Continuous School Improvement

What is Continuous School Improvement?

At Dexter Elementary all stakeholders are committed to the continuous school improvement process. Continuous School Improvement or CSI is a dynamic effort constantly requiring attention and revision. It is a continued evolution toward accreditation and a powerful tool we use to drive effective practices in support of student learning. It is standards based with comprehensive quality statements that describe conditions that are necessary for schools to achieve quality student performance and organizational effectiveness. It characterizes how schools should operate to promote a culture of continuous learning with engaged leaders, staff and students.

These are the five CSI Standards and their quality statements:
  • Vision and Purpose: 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.
  • Governance and Leadership: The school operates under governance and leadership that promote and support student performance and school effectiveness.
  • Teaching and Assessing for Learning: The school’s curriculum, instructional design, and assessment practices guide and ensure teacher effectiveness and student learning.
  • Resources and Support Systems: The school has resources and provides services that support its purpose and direction to ensure success for all students.
  • 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.

Dexter ES Smart Goals:
Goal ONE Math:

Terra Nova SMART Goal A:

Students in 3rd grade will increase achievement on the Math TN –OPI: "Math communication" from 47% students scoring Mastery in SY 13-14 to 52% scoring Mastery in SY 14-15.  

Students in 4th grade will increase achievement on the Math TN –OPI: "Math communication" from 50% students scoring Mastery in SY 13-14 to 55% scoring Mastery in SY 14-15.  

Students in 5th grade will increase achievement on the Math TN –OPI: "Math communication" from 30% students scoring Mastery in SY 13-14 to 50% scoring Mastery in SY 14-15.  

Students in 3rd grade will increase achievement on the Math TN-OPI: "Number and Number Relations" from 47% to students scoring Mastery in SY 13-14 to 52% scoring Mastery in SY 14-15.

Students in 4th grade will increase achievement on the Math TN-OPI: "Number and Number Relations" from 60% to students scoring Mastery in SY 13-14 to 65% scoring Mastery in SY 14-15.  

Students in 5th grade will increase achievement on the Math TN-OPI: "Number and Number Relations" from 30% to students scoring Mastery in SY 13-14 to 35% scoring Mastery in SY 14-15.  

 

Dexter Local Math Assessment SMART Goal B:

Students in Kindergarten will increase achievement on the Susan O'Connell Problem solving from 83% students scoring in the meets or exceeds categories in SY 13-14 to 88% scoring in meets or exceeds categories in SY 14-15.  

Students in 1st Grade will increase achievement on the Susan O'Connell Problem solving from 78% students scoring in the meets or exceeds categories in SY 13-14 to 83% scoring in meets or exceeds categories in SY 14-15. 

Students in 2nd grade will increase achievement on the Susan O'Connell Problem solving from 85% students scoring in the meets or exceeds categories in SY 13-14 to 90% scoring in meets or exceeds categories in SY 14-15.  

 

Goal TWO Reading:

Terra Nova SMART Goal A:

Students in 3rd grade will increase achievement on the Reading TN –OPI: "Evaluate and Extend Meaning" from 41% students scoring Mastery in SY 13-14 to 46% scoring Mastery in SY 14-15. 

Students in 4th grade will increase achievement on the Reading TN –OPI: "Evaluate and Extend Meaning" from73% students scoring Mastery in SY 13-14 to 76%scoring Mastery in SY 14-15 

Students in 5th grade will increase achievement on the Reading TN –OPI: "Evaluate and Extend Meaning from 25% students scoring Mastery in SY 13-14 to 45% scoring Mastery in SY 14-15. 

Students in 3rd grade will increase achievement on the Reading TN –OPI: "Reading and Writing Strategies from 41% students scoring Mastery in SY 13-14 to 46% scoring Mastery in SY 14-15. 

Students in 5th grade will increase achievement on the Reading TN-OPI: "Reading and Writing Strategies from 25% students scoring Mastery in SY 13-14 to 35% scoring Mastery in SY 14-15. 

By June 2015, the percent of Dexter 5th grade students that are in the bottom quartile will decrease from 15% to 10% as measured by Terra Nova Reading.  

 

BAS SMART Goal B:

By June 2015, the percent of Dexter ES Kindergarten students that meet or exceed the standard in basic reading comprehension will increase from 88% to 93% as measured by Benchmark Assessment System. 

By June 2015, the percent of Dexter ES 1st grade students that meet or exceed the standard in basic reading comprehension will increase from 90% to 95% as measured by Benchmark Assessment System. 

By June 2015, the percent of Dexter ES 2nd grade students that meet or exceed the standard in basic reading comprehension will increase from 75% to 80% as measured by Benchmark Assessment System.  

 

SRI SMART Goal C: 

By June 2015, the percent of Dexter ES 3rd grade students that meet or exceed the standard in basic reading comprehension will increase from 66% to 71% as measured by SRI. 

By June 2015, the percent of Dexter ES 4th grade students that meet or exceed the standard in basic reading comprehension will increase from 41 % to 46% as measured by SRI. 

By June 2015, the percent of Dexter ES 5th grade students that meet or exceed the standard in basic reading comprehension will increase from 56% to 61% as measured by SRI.


Dexter Vision Statement:

Dexter School – where we learn from the past to create our own future

Dexter Mission Statement:

Dexter School provides a safe and supportive learning environment enabling military children to develop to their fullest potential. We offer all students the opportunity to achieve the skills and confidence necessary to develop into independent thinkers – capable of creating a vision for their future.

Our Kid Friendly Mission Statement:

Dexter is a safe place for military students to learn all they can. We have the skills and confidence to be independent thinkers. We can create our own future.

DoDEA Mission Statement:

To provide an Exemplary Education that Inspires and Prepares All DoDEA Students for Success in a Dynamic, Global Environment.

This We Believe

  • We believe in a shared vision.
  • We believe that children should be active participants in their own learning.
  • We believe that 21st Century Thinkers work cooperatively and independently to contribute to society.
  • We believe that parental and community support is critical to student achievement.
  • We believe in a safe and orderly school environment.
  • We believe in supporting an environment that is respectful of diversity in a rapidly changing society.

Planning for our School Improvement Process:

 5 puzzle pieces. Center piece says student achievement of academic standards. The 4 surrounding pieces say curriculum, environment, instruction, assessment.


AdvancED

Our accrediting agency, NCA CASI, is part of the unified organization AdvancED who's focus is to help member schools continually improve student performance and school conditions. Their accreditation standards and process are based on:

  • ongoing self-assessment against quality standards,
  • rigorous on-site evaluation, and
  • continuous improvement.

Our Mission

To provide a safe and supportive learning environment enabling military children to develop to their fullest potential.  We offer all students the opportunity to achieve the skills and confidence necessary to develop into independent thinkers - capable of creating a vision for their future.

Our Vision 

We learn from the past to create our own future.

Math Goal

All students will improve math communication by using models, diagrams, pictures, writing and vocabulary to explain mathematical ideas.

Reading Goal

All students will improve in reading comprehension by evaluating and extending meaning.