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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.

Continuous School Improvement Goals

Goal 1 – Professional Learning Communities/Focused Collaboration

     ● PLC's will increase from 57% in SY 19-2019-20 to 64% in SY 20-21 on Stage 5, Indicator D “Develop in class interventions and address gaps (Formative Assessment Results)” as measured on the Focused Collaboration Observation Tool.

Goal 2 – Mathematics

      ● All students in grades 3-5 will increase their achievement in Mathematics on the SY Summative Assessment from 50% to 56% scoring in Performance Levels 4 & 5 from SY 2017-2018 to CCR 2020-2021.

      ● 80% of the students in Kindergarten will meet expectations (Performance Level 3) on the SY 20-21 Americas Math End-of Year Summative Assessment.
      ● 80% of the students in 1st grade will meet expectations (Performance Level 3) on the SY 20-21 Americas Math End-of Year Summative Assessment.
      ● 80% of the students in 2nd grade will meet expectations (Performance Level 3) on the SY 20-21 Americas Math End-of Year Summative Assessment.
      ● All students in grade 3 will increase their achievement in Mathematics on the SY Summative Assessment: Sub Claim A - Major Content from 52% to 55% scoring in Performance Levels 4 & 5 from SY 2017-2018 to CCR 2020-2021.
      ● All students in grade 4 will increase their achievement in Mathematics on the SY Summative Assessment: Sub Claim A - Major Content from 49% to 52% scoring in Performance Levels 4 & 5 from SY 2017-2018 to CCR 2020-2021.
      ● All students in grade 5 will increase their achievement in Mathematics on the SY Summative Assessment: Sub Claim A - Major Content from 30% to 33% scoring in Performance Levels 4 & 5 from SY 2017-2018 to CCR  2020-2021.

Goal 3 – Literacy

      ● 50% of students in grades 3-5 will achieve the level of Meets and Exceeds Proficiency in Literacy on the SY Summative Assessment in SY 20-21.
      ● 60% of students in grades K-5 will achieve the level of Proficiency in Literacy on the Reading Proficiency Test (RPT) in CCRS 20-21.

Goal 4 – Communication and Engagement

● Murray Elementary School will increase its score on the Parent Communication and Engagement Feedback Form item regarding opportunities for providing input and feedback will increase from 48% to 58% in “Quite a Lot.”
● Murray Elementary School will increase its score on the Faculty and Staff Communication and Engagement Feedback Form item regarding contributing to the school’s mission will increase from 63% to 75% in “Quite a Lot.”

DoDEA Mission

Educate, engage, and empower each student to succeed in a dynamic world.

DoDEA Vision

To be among the world's leaders in education, enriching the lives of military-connected students and the communities in which they live.

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.