Ft. Rucker ES

Continuous School Improvement - Assessment

DoDEA uses a balanced assessment system to drive the Continuous School Improvement (CSI) process and help each student succeed.  


DoDEA System-wide Assessments

System-wide data is used in monitoring student achievement and evaluating system-wide progress toward the goals of the DoDEA Community Strategic Plan. One of the most common types of assessment used in schools is the standardized test. The term, "standardized tests," means that these tests are always administered with the same directions and time limits, and are always scored the same way, to ensure fairness for all students. Standardized testing results are:

  • Used by educators to help improve teaching and learning and to evaluate programs and schools.
  • Used to generate the data on which policy decisions are made.
  • Influences on the public's perception about the quality of our schools. 

Both norm-referenced and criterion-referenced achievement tests are administered in DoDEA. In addition to promoting accountability, assessments of student achievement provide valuable data that can be analyzed to: 

  • Improve instruction
  • Measure program success and effectiveness
  • Guide curriculum development and revision. 

System Assessments Used in DoDEA 

System-wide Assessment Matrix: Lists the standardized tests used system-wide, the grade levels tested, and the time frame in which the tests are given.  

DoDEA Data Center

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

Mission

As a Professional Learning Community, Fort Rucker Elementary School is committed to equipping all students for success in the 21st Century.

Vision

Success for all students in the 21st Century

Guiding Principles

  • Recognize individual needs of military children
  • Differentiate learning experiences based on DoDEA content standards
  • Foster a caring, creative learning environment.
  • Promote social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development.

School Motto

 Learning for the future: Everyone, Every Way, Every Day



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.