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Kessler 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

Kessler ES Assessment Calendar

Assessment Start sort ascending End Grade from Grade to
English Proficiency Exam A (ESL)
8/3/2017
09/08/2017
K
5th
Benchmark Assessment System (BAS)
8/3/2017
09/08/2017
1st
3rd
Benchmark Assessment System (BAS)
8/3/2017
01/31/2018
K
K
English Proficiency Exam B (ESL)
1/1/2018
02/09/2018
K
5th
Alternate Assessment (SpEd)
2/12/2018
04/13/2018
K
5th
College and Career Ready Standards Mathematics (CCRSM)
4/9/2018
05/25/2018
3rd
5th
Benchmark Assessment System (BAS)
4/16/2018
05/23/2018
K
3rd
 

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.


Accreditation

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.

More about AdvancED

More about DoDEA Accreditation


Our Mission

Educate, Engage, and Empower Each student to succeed in a dynamic world.

Our Vision Statement  

Kessler Elementary School students achieve academic excellence through collaborative learning communities.  

School Improvement Goals  

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.