This year we will begin to implement new assessments that measure student attainment of our College and Career Ready Standards for Mathematics and Literacy. This is a critical step to ensuring all of our students are college- and career-ready. This transition will improve student achievement, continue to unify DoDEA and align our educational program to that of the majority of public school systems in the United States.
We will also continue to implement our College and Career Ready Standards for Mathematics and Literacy as well as begin to implement new standards for Science and Social Studies and other important content areas. This will involve equipping our teachers with new curriculum resources and professional learning to ensure they are prepared to provide world-class education to your children. Click here to learn more.
In conjunction with the implementation of the College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS), DoDEA is transitioning to the DoDEA Comprehensive Assessment System (DoDEA-CAS). The DoDEA-CAS includes all of the assessments that are administered systematically within DoDEA. All assessments included in the DoDEA-CAS support student learning, provide information for decision makers concerning instructional programs and services, and inform parents. DoDEA is committed to student achievement and assessments that raise the bar for the students to ensure they are on the path to success.
Details of DoDEA-CAS transition will be shared with parents by school principals. Click here to learn more.
The US Department of Education announced changes to the FAFSA for school year 2017-18 that include:
For a summary of key dates and frequently asked questions, visit the DoDEA Financial Aid web page.
To view the fact sheets College Students and Parents: What You Need to Know About the 2017-18 FAFSA and The 2017-18 FAFSA: Get Your Dates Straight, visit 2017-18 FAFSA Updates and 2017-18 FAFSA Dates.
Click the following link to view details regarding Changes to 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 Verification Requirements.
Seven new DoDEA schools will open in School Year 2017-2018. Read More.
Over 72,000 students are projected to be enrolled in DoDEA schools during the 2017-2018 school year. Click here for breakdown.
Military Kids Connect is a safe online community where military kids can interact with one another. The website offers age-appropriate resources and activities - such as the Where Are You Going? interactive map, which explains the culture and customs of locations around the world where service members deploy - and information on tougher topics, such as coping with grief and a parent's combat injuries. The Military Kids Connect YouTube page also features military kids sharing their advice and experiences on going back to school.
Created by psychologists and technology specialists at the National Center for Telehealth & Technology, the Military Kids Connect website has three portals - for kids ages 6 to 8, tweens ages 9 to 12, and teens ages 13 to 17 - as well as a separate educator track with information on how to support military children at school.