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.

School Improvement Goals

SMART Objectives

Literacy: By the end of SY 2023-2024, grades 6-8 & 10 will increase by 5% students in the met or exceeded performance levels and decrease by 3% students in the did not meet or partially met performance levels in written expression over two years as reported on the system-wide CCRSL Summative Assessment.

Math: By the end of SY 2023-2024, grades 6-8 & Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 will increase by 5% students in the met or exceeded performance levels and decrease by 3% students in the did not meet or partially met performance levels over two years as reported on the system-wide CCRSM Summative Assessment.

BSEL: By the end of SY 2023-2024, DoDEA Europe East will strengthen Tier 1 instruction for all students by ensuring all classrooms support social-emotional learning to enhance instruction and a guaranteed and viable curriculum (DoDEA adopted materials) as measured by 80% in “tier 1” in Attendance, Behavior, Grades (AGB) data.

Mission and Vision

Mission

Educate, Engage, and Empower military-connected students to succeed in a dynamic world.

Vision

Excellence in Education for Every Student, Every Day, Everywhere

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 Accreditation page.

Comprehensive Assessment System

In conjunction with the implementation of the College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS), DoDEA is implementing the Comprehensive Assessment System (CAS) that includes all of the assessments that are administered system-wide within DoDEA. These include the PSAT, Advanced Placement, NAEP, and College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS) assessments. All assessments included in the DoDEA Comprehensive Assessment System support student learning, provide information for decision makers concerning instructional programs and services, and inform parents. DoDEA is committed to student achievement and assessments that raise the bar for the students to ensure they are on the path to success.

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