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West Point MS

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

WPMS Assessment Calendar

Assessment Start sort ascending End Grade from Grade to
English Proficiency Exam A (ESL)
8/28/2017
10/06/2017
6th
8th
PSAT 8/9
10/2/2017
10/31/2017
8th
8th
English Proficiency Exam B (ESL)
1/29/2018
03/09/2018
6th
8th
Alternate Assessment (SpEd)
2/12/2018
04/13/2018
6th
8th
College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS) Mathematics
4/9/2018
05/25/2018
6th
6th
College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS) ELA/Literacy
4/9/2018
05/25/2018
6th
8th
World Language Assessment
4/16/2018
05/11/2018
8th
8th
 

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 whose 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

To provide an exemplary education that inspires and prepares all students for success in a dynamic, global environment.

Our Vision

WPMS ensures highest achievement for all learners.

School Improvement Goals

Goal 1: All students will improve their reading comprehension across the curriculum.

Goal 2: West Point Middle School will improve student wellness by increasing opportunities for family participation in wellness activities.