DoDEA uses a balanced assessment system to drive the Continuous School Improvement (CSI) process and help each student succeed.
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:
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:
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.
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:
Educate, Engage, and Empower each student to succeed in a dynamic world.
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.
By 2017, all students will increase reading comprehension by analyzing and applying information read as measured by selected system-wide assessments.
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.