Dexter ES

DoDEA GradeSpeed - Connecting Teachers, Parents, and Students
DoDEA GradeSpeed
Connecting Teachers, Parents, and Students
Global IT Help Desk - (DoDEA Employees)
Global IT Help Desk
(DoDEA Employees)
GA/AL MLA - Teacher Master Labor Agreement
GA/AL MLA
Teacher Master Labor Agreement
AFGE MLA (GA/AL) - AFGE Master Labor Agreement
AFGE MLA (GA/AL)
AFGE Master Labor Agreement

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:

By June 2014, 75% of our students will meet standard in mathematical communication for problem solving by using math vocabulary, models, diagrams and pictures as measured by selected standardized and local assessments.

Goal TWO:

By June 2014, 75% of our students will meet standard in their ability to extend meaning in reading comprehension by making reading connections of Text to Self, Text to Text, and Text to World as measured by selected standardized and local assessments.


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.