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:
Educate, Engage, and Empower Each student to succeed in a dynamic world.
Kessler Elementary School students achieve academic excellence through collaborative learning communities.
Goal One: By the of the school year, students at Kessler Elementary will increase reading comprehension proficiency.
Goal Two: By the end of the school year, students at Kessler Elementary will increase number sense proficiency.