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West Point ES

Continuous School Improvement - Assessment

DoDEA uses a balanced assessment system to drive the Continuous School Improvement (CSI) process and help each student succeed.  


DoDEA System-wide Assessments

WPES Assessment Calendar SY 2016-17

Assessment Start sort ascending End Grade from Grade to
English Proficiency Exam A (ESL)
8/28/2017
10/06/2017
K
5th
Benchmark Assessment System (BAS)
8/28/2017
10/06/2017
1st
3rd
Benchmark Assessment System (BAS)
8/28/2017
01/31/2018
K
K
English Proficiency Exam B (ESL)
1/29/2018
03/09/2018
K
5th
Alternate Assessment (SpEd)
2/12/2018
04/13/2018
K
5th
College and Career Ready Standards Mathematics (CCRSM)
4/9/2018
05/25/2018
3rd
5th
Benchmark Assessment System (BAS)
5/7/2018
06/14/2018
K
3rd
 

System-wide data is used in monitoring student achievement and evaluating system-wide progress toward the goals of the DoDEA Community Strategic Plan. One of the most common types of assessment used in schools is the standardized test. The term, "standardized tests," means that these tests are always administered with the same directions and time limits, and are always scored the same way, to ensure fairness for all students. Standardized testing results are:

  • Used by educators to help improve teaching and learning and to evaluate programs and schools.
  • Used to generate the data on which policy decisions are made.
  • Influences on the public's perception about the quality of our schools. 

Both norm-referenced and criterion-referenced achievement tests are administered in DoDEA. In addition to promoting accountability, assessments of student achievement provide valuable data that can be analyzed to: 

  • Improve instruction
  • Measure program success and effectiveness
  • Guide curriculum development and revision. 

System Assessments Used in DoDEA

System-wide Assessment Matrix: Lists the standardized tests used system-wide, the grade levels tested, and the time frame in which the tests are given.  

DoDEA Data Center

 5 puzzle pieces. Center piece says student achievement of academic standards. The 4 surrounding pieces say curriculum, environment, instruction, assessment.


Accreditation

Our accrediting agency, NCA CASI, is part of the unified organization AdvancED whose focus is to help member schools continually improve student performance and school conditions. Their accreditation standards and process are based on:

  • ongoing self-assessment against quality standards,
  • rigorous on-site evaluation, and
  • continuous improvement.

More about AdvancED

More about DoDEA Accreditation

Our Mission

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

Our Vision

West Point Elementary School provides opportunities for all students to achieve their personal best and to become caring, respectful, and responsible citizens. Our school strives to create a differentiated learning environment to ensure that every child is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. We work with the community to motivate and enable all students to be life-long 21st century learners.

Target Goal 1

By 2017, all students will increase reading comprehension by analyzing and applying information read as measured by selected system-wide assessments.

Target Goal 2

By June 2017, all students will increase communication skills through the use of the Six +1 Traits of Writing Model to write clearly and effectively across the curriculum as measured by selected system-wide and local assessments.