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

AMS Continuous Improvement Goals

ELA Goal: By the end of SY2023-24, the percent of students meeting or exceeding on the CCRSL Reading Information Sub-Claim will increase to meet the DoDEA and Pacific West District percentages on the summative CCRS Literacy Assessment through targeted instruction using DoDEA curriculum resources.

Math Goal: By the end of SY2023-24, the percent of students meeting or exceeding on the CCRSM Major Content Sub-Claim will increase to meet the DoDEA and PacWest District percentages on the summative CCRS Math Assessment through the fidelity of implementation of grade level curriculum and resources.

Organizational Goal: By the end of SY2023-24, all staff will support the social-emotional and academic well-being for all student by providing a variety of structured and scheduled activities that will increase student perception data and school GPA by 3%.

Accreditation and Awards

All schools in DoDEA Pacific, including Andersen MS are accredited by COGNIA formerly AdvancedEd the parent organization for 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).

Mission and Vision

DoDEA Mission

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

DoDEA Vision

Excellence in Education for Every Student, Every Day, Everywhere.

Pacific West Goals

To actively engage students in the mastery of CCRS by differentiating, student progress monitoring, and inquiry-based learning.

Andersen MS Purpose Statement

To create F.I.R.E. (Future-ready, Inclusive, Resilient, Exceptional) LEADERS!

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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