DoDEA uses a balanced assessment system to drive the Continuous School Improvement (CSI) process and help each student succeed.
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:
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:
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.
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:
Our mission is to empower all students with the knowledge to succeed in a dynamic global community.
Our vision is to increase student performance by inspiring curiosity and the love of learning in all students.
Eighty percent or more of all students will score in the top two quarters and no more that 5% in the bottom quarter of the system-wide standardized assessment in mathematics by SY 2017-2018.
Eighty percent or more of all students will score in the top two quarters and no more that 5% in the bottom quarter of the system-wide standardized assessment in Reading/Language Arts by SY 2017-2018.