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.

DoD Schools Ranked Best in the United States on Nation's Report Card

DoD Schools Ranked Best in the United States on Nation's Report Card

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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School Improvement Goals (PDF)

Goal 1 – Professional Learning Communities/Focused Collaboration

School SMART Goals(s):

Van Voorhis Elementary will increase from 60% in SY 19-20 to 63%  in SY 20-21 on Stage 5, Indicator D “Develop in class interventions and address gaps based on assessment results” as measured on the Focused Collaboration Observation Tool.

 

Goal 2Mathematics

School SMART Goal(s):

All students in Grades 3 and 4 at Van Voorhis Elementary School will increase their achievement in Math on the CCRS Summative Assessment from 43% “Meets/Exceeds” in SY 17-18 to 49% “Meets/Exceeds” in SY 20-21.

 

Goal 3 – Literacy

School SMART Goal(s):

  • Students in grades K-4 will achieve 60% proficiency on the Reading Proficiency Test in SY 20-21.
  • Students in grades 3-4 will achieve 50% scoring in Meets or Exceeds in Literacy on the CCRS Summative in SY 20-21

 

Goal 4 – Communication & Engagement

School SMART Goal(s):

  • Faculty/Staff: Van Voorhis Faculty and Staff will increase from 54% on Q4: How much opportunity does your school’s leadership give you to provide input or feedback?  of the Van Voorhis Faculty/Staff Communication & Engagement Feedback Form in SY 20-21 to 60% in SY 21-22.
  • Parent: Van Voorhis will increase from 49% on Q2: How well does the school inform you about your child’s academic achievement or progress? of the Van Voorhis Parent Communication & Engagement Feedback Form in SY 20-21 to 53% in SY 21-22

DoDEA VISION

Excellence in education for every student, every day, everywhere.

Van Voorhis

Parents, Students, and Staff working together to ensure all students MUST learn, "Whatever It Takes."

ALL

Educate, engage, and empower military-connected students to succeed in a dynamic world.

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.