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 who's focus is to help member schools continually improve student performance and school conditions. Their accreditation standards and process are based on:
We Educate, Engage, and Empower each student to succeed in a dynamic world.
We aspire to provide an environment for student excellence in academics, behavior, and leadership that result in lifelong learners who contribute to a global society.
We work together to create a Strong Mind, Healthy Body, and Giving Spirit so that we can be the best we can be.
Goal 1 Kindergarten - 3rd grade students will improve in reading comprehension across the curriculum. 4th and 5th grade students will improve in writing across the curriculum.
Goal 2 All students will improve in language usage across the curriculum.