Department of Defense Education Activity
School Improvement

Continuous school improvement is an embedded behavior rooted in the school's culture that constantly focuses on the conditions, processes, and practices that improve teaching and learning. Schools use student performance results and analyze data from various interwoven components to develop plans and implement improvement actions to drive education quality and improved student outcomes.

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Fourth and eighth-grade students attending Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools led the nation in scoring on the 2022 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Reading and Mathematics Assessments.
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AMS Continuous Improvement Goals

ELA Goal: By the end of SY2022-23, the percent of students meeting or exceeding on the CCRSL Reading Information Sub-Claim will increase to meet the DoDEA and Pacific West District percentages on the summative CCRS Literacy Assessment through targeted instruction using DoDEA curriculum resources.

 

Math Goal: By the end of SY2022-23, the percent of students meeting or exceeding on the CCRSM Major Content Sub-Claim will increase to meet the DoDEA and PacWest District percentages on the summative CCRS Math Assessment through the fidelity of implementation of grade level curriculum and resources.

 

Organizational Goal: By the end of SY2023-24, all staff will support the social-emotional and academic well-being for all student by providing a variety of structured and scheduled activities that will increase student perception data and school GPA by 3%.

 

Accreditation and Awards

All schools in DoDEA Pacific, including Andersen MS are accredited by COGNIA formerly AdvancedEd the parent organization for the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC), and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).

DoDEA Mission

Educate, Engage and Empower military-connected students to succeed in a dynamic world.

 

DoDEA Vision

Excellence in Education for Every Student, Every Day, Everywhere.

 

Pac West Goals

To actively engage students in the mastery of CCRS by differentiating, student progress monitoring, and inquiry-based learning.

 

Andersen MS Purpose Statement

To create F.I.R.E. (Future-ready, Inclusive, Resilient, Exceptional) LEADERS!

 

Andersen MS Guiding Principles                          

At AMS, we believe all students are entitled to learn in a safe, positive, and supportive environment allowing them to reach their highest academic and behavioral success. As our mascot is the DRAGON, Andersen Middle School has identified 5 guiding principles to support Dragon Pride. Classroom and school wide expectations for behavior are based on these principles. Keeping in mind that our motto is Dragon Pride Starts Inside, the Principles and supporting characteristics are based on the acronym P.R.I.D.E. The principles and characteristics are:

 

Preparation - Responsibility - Integrity - Determination - Excellence (P.R.I.D.E.)

Preparation - Be ready to learn and participate in my education.

  • Bring all necessary materials to every class.
  • Complete and turn in work and homework by the due date.
  • Dress according to the school dress code.

Responsibility - Be responsible for my learning and the learning of those around me.

  • Dress, behave, and speak in a manner that demonstrates respect to other students, staff, and visitors.
  • Be punctual to each class and designated activity.
  • Have and maintain the student agenda.

Integrity - Do the right thing even when no one is watching.

  • Be accountable for my actions and the consequences that follow.
  • Respect intellectual property rights when completing all assignments.
  • Respect the cultural diversity of our student body and community.
  • Respect personal property of others and public property of the school.

Determination - Exhibit a determined attitude to do my best in all tasks.

  • Set behavior and academic goals.
  • Show effort and try even when the task is difficult.
  • Exhibit persistence and dedication to all tasks to achieve the end results.

Excellence - Push myself to achieve excellence in all I do!

  • All students should follow examples of behaviors promoted by the guiding principles at all times, including before school, at dismissal, and all school sponsored events and trips. Dragon behavior represents the whole school as well as visitors in the community.

DoDEA Accreditation

Accreditation is the act of granting credit or recognition (especially with respect to an educational institution that maintains suitable standards). Educational accreditation is a type of quality assurance process under which services and operations of educational institutions or programs are evaluated by an external agency to determine if applicable standards are met. If standards are met, accredited status is granted by the agency.

Cognia is the accreditation agency for all DoDEA schools and the world's largest education community. As the global leader in advancing education excellence through accreditation and school improvement, Cognia brings together more than 100 years of experience and the expertise of three United States-based accreditation agencies - the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA/CASI), Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC), and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS/CASI). Accreditation is pivotal to leveraging education quality and continuous improvement.

Detailed accreditation information is provided on the DoDEA HQ Accreditation Webpage.

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