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.
The mission of AFNORTH International School is to provide an education commensurate with the national requirements of its four founding nations - Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Our curriculum takes the highest educational standards from each of these nations and sets these as the standard to which our students should work towards and achieve.
We shall enrich this educational experience through our school's internationally integrated organization, with programs making use of the European setting, and the multicultural nature of our student body. This will be in conjunction with the support of our military community.
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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.
Findings: Caring, responsive, and committed leadership propels the organization to greater likelihood of achieving its mission...
A clearly articulated continuous improvement process and quality assurance practices ensure accountability and ultimately move the system to higher levels of student success.
The DoDEA Europe West District has developed and maintains a solid and targeted focus on student learning.
Findings: The district has instituted rich and sophisticated applied data analysis and systemic evaluation to inform instruction, individualize support, plan interventions and institute curricular reform across core academic areas, however some identified processes, procedures and programs unique to some schools included in Europe Est demonstrated less consistent systematic formal evaluation.
A couple of areas that you may wish to examine include a more systemic, programmatic process:
The Cognia Team acknowledged challenges that may be beyond our control, and encouraged our continued improvement efforts to mitigate student transience, consistency and change in leadership, time zones & country specific requirements, travel COVID 19 and staffing.