Assessments and Student Performance
In support of a challenging curriculum, DoDEA continues to measure student performance with a variety of assessments, such as the TerraNova, the PSAT, and the SAT. At the end of the year parents received the scores for the TerraNova, and parents are encouraged to contact schools how these results are used this year and how they can help at home.
DoDEA average TerraNova results continue to show achievement above the national average in Reading, Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies in all grades tested. From 2011 to 2012 DoDEA scores also show gains in most grades and subject areas.
DoDEA’s 4th and 8th grade students will participate this year in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), the Nations Report Card. The purpose of this nationwide test is to provide comparisons of student achievement in Reading and Math with national performance and the performance in each state of the nation.
All DoDEA schools participate in the continuous improvement process to ensure continued accreditation by a prestigious U.S.-based accreditation agency, AdvancED, that is approved by the U.S. Department of Education. The accreditation process certifies that our schools adhere to challenging standards that support excellence in the education of all students. This year more than 40 schools will receive an external visit from AdvancED to certify the adherence to rigorous standards of excellence and continuous improvement of services for our students.