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.

School Improvement Goals

Goal 1: Literacy

Bechtel Elementary School students will show growth in reading across all content areas as measured by end of year assessments. 

Goal 2: Mathematics

Bechtel Elementary School students will show increased mathematics performance as measured by end of year assessments. 

DoDEA Vision Statement

Excellence for Every Student, Every Day, Everywhere.

DoDEA Mission Statement

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

Bechtel Elementary School Purpose Statement

Bechtel Elementary School provides a safe learning environment where everyone is valued, challenged, and prepared for the future. 

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.