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1 What’s Happening in DoDDS
Changes Programs Challenges & Opportunities Dr. Nancy Bresell Director, DoDDS-E

2 DoDDS-E Commitment Provide high quality school programs in all DoDDS communities Ensure that staff, parents, and students have confidence in the security of their school Limit disruptions caused by transformation. Ensure consistent staff resources at all schools Provide school and district leadership with current and accurate transformation information available.

3 What’s Happening in DoDEA
21st Century Schools initiative: Multi-year plan to transform teaching and learning in all DoDEA schools DoDEA construction and facilities project will use 21st century design principles: Facility as Teaching Tool Student Centered Education Aesthetics Curriculum and Instruction Flexibility of the Learning Environment Outdoor Learning Opportunities Technology Community Use Sustainability Health and Wellness Safety and Security

4 21st Century “neighborhood”
Hierarchy of spaces supporting differentiated learning Flexibility is key! Facility & Furnishings which support multiple modalities and multidisciplinary teaching

5 21st Century “neighborhood”
Visual transparency to promote connectivity to each other and the environment as well as security Integrated technology to prepare students for an ever changing modern world Ease of use by the end user – student & faculty Facility as a teaching tool – visually displayed building systems & integrated controls Aesthetic environments – stimulating spaces, very height and scale

6 What’s Happening in DoDEA
DoDEA Graduation Requirements Students who take mathematics every year in high school and who take higher levels of mathematics have a greater likelihood of being college and career ready for the 21st century DoDEA is increasing the rigor of secondary education and preparing DoDEA students for success after graduation. Starting with the freshman class (9th Grade) in SY 12-13DoDEA has increased math graduation requirements from 3 to 4 credits Algebra II will be a graduation requirement beginning with the Freshman Class in SY 13-14 Four new courses starting SY 12-13 Foundations of Algebraic Modeling Advanced Functions and Modeling Engineering Applications Financial Literacy

7 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)
DoDEA’s STEM initiative is designed to attract and retain all students in STEM fields with a focus on underserved and female populations. DoDEA launched a STEM event in Spring 2012 utilizing STEM professionals as mentors in local sites globally to heighten awareness of STEM careers and initiate on- going mentorships with STEM experts Four STEM-related courses were introduced in SY11- 12: Green Technology Engineering, Gaming Technology Engineering, Biotechnology Engineering, and Robotics Engineering.

8 What’s Happening in DoDEA
Digital Learning Environment System-wide goal of having a laptop, tablet, or other mobile device in the hands of every student Use technology in the instructional process. Increasing bandwidth and Making all of our campuses wireless. Common Core State Standards State-led effort coordinated by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). Will replace the DoDEA developed curriculum standards in Math and English Language Arts. Help mitigate the issues military children face when transitioning

9 What’s Happening in DoDEA
DoDEA Community Strategic Plan GOAL 1 – STUDENT EXCELLENCE: Challenge each student to maximize his or her potential and to excel academically, socially, emotionally, and physically for life, college, and career readiness GOAL 2 – SCHOOL EXCELLENCE: Develop and sustain each school to be high-performing within an environment of innovation, collaboration, continuous renewal, and caring relationships. GOAL 3 – TALENT EXCELLENCE: Recruit, develop, and empower a diverse, high-performing team to maximize achievement for each student. GOAL 4 – ORGANIZATIONAL EXCELLENCE: Build a great and responsive organization, which provides appropriate resources, direction, and services in pursuit of highest student achievement. GOAL 5 – OUTREACH EXCELLENCE: Foster family, school, and community partnerships to expand educational opportunities for students.

10 DoDEA Strategic Rebalancing
DoDEA must seek the best organizational structure to serve the nation’s military children

11 DoDEA Strategic Rebalancing
Draft Business Case Analysis Apr Evaluates alternative solutions while achieving operational requirements, balancing costs, schedule, performance and risk Includes desired outcomes and requirements, alternatives, mission impacts, risk analysis, and mitigation plans, recommendations and implementation plan Final report Jun

12 Student Activities and Athletics
Fine Arts Activities Creative Connections Jazz Seminar Showcase Anthology Production Honors Music Festival Lingua Fest Social Sciences Activities Model U.S. Senate Model United Nations Leadership Activities Intn’l Student Leadership Institute Junior Leadership Seminar Berlin Seminar Future Educators Association Math and Sciences Math Counts Junior Science & Humanities Symposium Future Business Leaders of America Interscholastic Athletics Cross Country Football Golf Tennis Volleyball Rifle Basketball Cheer Wrestling Baseball Soccer Track and Field Softball Student Activities including transportation - $ 2.028M

13 DoDDS-E Challenges Transformation MILCON and Facility Replacement
School Staffing Community and School Closure DoDDS-Europe Re-Districting MILCON and Facility Replacement Student Achievement Small Schools and Remote Locations

14 DoDDS-E Challenges: Requirements
Accurate Transformation and Force Posture projections Cooperative Communication and Early Identification of changes to Enduring Communities

15 DoDDS-Europe Transformation
Closing Schools Expanding Schools Changing Schools Geilenkirchen ES Jun-2012 AFNORTH ES and M/HS Aug-2012 Graf ES SY 13-14 SY 14-15 Mannheim ES H H Arnold HS (Wies) SY 12-13 Netzaberg ES Heidelberg HS Jun-2013 Hainerberg ES (Wies) Netzaberg MS Heidelberg MS Aukaam ES (Wies) Vilseck ES Pat Henry ES Wiesbaden MS Vilseck HS Heidelberg DSO Vicenza HS Baumholder HS Schweinfurt EMS Jun-2014 Vicenza MS Wetzel ES Schweinfurt HS Vicenza ES Smith ES Lajes Jun 2014 Rota ES Spangdahlem ES New MILCON to include Bitburg Bamberg ES Rota MS/HS Spangdahlem HS Bamberg MS/HS Lakenheath ES, MS and HS Liberty IS Feltwell ES SY 16-17 Bitburg ES Jun-2017 Bitburg MS Bitburg HS Estimate total of 36 schools will be affected by transformation/force posturing (see Table 1). Of these anticipate that 14 will close. Expect a total of about 11,000 soldiers to be withdrawn from USAREUR at end state. Anticipate growth of Special Operators Forces in Europe No significant changes projected for Stuttgart or BENELUX

16 DoDDS-E Challenges: Community/School Closures
36 schools will be affected by transformation, 15 will close Transformation actions are still fluid and total population levels in many communities are undefined DoDDS anticipates placement requirements in June 2013 for: 250 teachers 13 school administrators 10 GS employees 5 LNs

17 DoDDS-E Challenges: MILCON & Facility Replacment
DoDEA Replace or renovate over 130 schools within the next 7 years Eliminate all Q-4 (failing) and Q-3 (poor) schools worldwide In Europe: Replace or renovate 40+ schools within the next 7 years Identify end-state installations and project enrollments to design new schools appropriately Incorporate Sustainable Design and Green Building Systems Improve student safety and security Increase access for children with disabilities Incorporate 21st Century School Design

18 Beneficial Occupancy Date
MILCON FY 2010 Location Project Programmed Amount Beneficial Occupancy Date Boeblingen ES Boeblingen, Germany Replace School $50,000 Jul-15 Kaiserslautern ES/MS/HS Kaiserslautern, Germany MPR/Sports $19,380 Mar-13 Kaiserslautern HS $74,165 Mar-17 Liberty IS RAF Lakenheath, UK Construct Gym $4,509 Completed 27 Apr 2012 SHAPE ES Mons, Belgium $38,124 May-14 Wiesbaden HS Wiesbaden, Germany Construct MPR $5,379 Oct-12 $191,557 FY 2011 Boeblingen HS $48,870 SHAPE MS/HS $67,176 Jun-14 $116,046 FY 2012 Alconbury High School RAF Alconbury, United Kingdom $35,030 TBD Ansbach Middle/High School Katterbach, Germany School Addition $11,672 Dec-14 Netzaberg MS Addition Grafenwoehr, Germany $6,529 Jan-15 Spangdahlem Elementary School Addition Spangdahlem AB, Germany $41,876 Dec-17 Spangdahlem Middle & High Schools $87,167 Jun-17 Vicenza High School USAG Vicenza, Italy $41,864 Sep-16 Wetzel Elementary School Baumholder, Germany $59,419 $283,557

19 DoDDS-E Challenges Student Achievement
DoDEA Student Achievement Measures: TerraNova NAEP SAT Advanced Placement

20 Student Achievement TerraNova 2009-2012
DoDEA scores above the national average in Reading, Language, Math, Science, and Social Studies Math performance is lowest of all subject areas There is steady gain over time and across the board Scores increased in 84% of 45 grade/subject combinations Grades 3 and 4 show the lowest scores and highest gains White students score substantially higher than African- American and Hispanic students DoDEA’s CSP goal of “less that 7% scoring in bottom quarter” is met in Reading, Language Social Studies. DoDEA’s CSP goal of “75% or more scoring in top two quarters” is met in Social Studies Over the past 4 years, DoDEA showed steady gain across the board (36 gains or 80% of the possible grade/subject combinations (9 grades x 5 subjects); 7 losses, 2 no change. Over the past 2 years, DoDEA showed further gain across the board (38 gains or 84% of the possible grade/subject combinations (9 grades x 5 subjects); 6 losses, 1 no change. African-American student group scores below the national average in math in several grades !

21 Student Achievement SAT 2008-2012
DoDDS-Europe students outperformed DoDEA in all SAT content areas: Reading, Math, and Writing. DoDEA outperforms the nation in Reading and Writing DoDEA performs below national average in Math Performance show little variance over time Four out of ten test takers in DoDEA and the nation meet the College Readiness Benchmark of 1550 White students score higher than African-American and Hispanic students DoDEA’s African-American and Hispanic students outperform their national peers DoDEA’s participation rate (74%) continues to be higher than the nation’s rate (52%) Over the past 5 years, DoDEA and national average SAT scores have essentially remained unchanged DoDEA scores were consistently higher than the nation’s average scores in Reading and Writing, were below the national average in Math In 2012, DoDEA (N = 2,614) total score of 1491 and national total score did not reach the SAT College Readiness Benchmark of 1550 From 2011 to 2012, the percentage of test takers who met the SAT College Readiness Benchmark increased from 40.3% to 42.1% (compared to 43% in the nation) DoDEA’s participation rate of 74% versus 52% for the nation indicates that DoDEA test takers are more diverse than the college-bound graduating class

22 Percentage of DoDEA AP Exams with Scores of 3 or Higher
By Student Group From 2008 To 2011 National results show 58% of AP Exams with scores of 3 or Higher, with little change over four years. DoDEA’s percentage of AP Exams Scoring 3 or Higher has risen from 44% to 52%. All DoDEA’s Ethnic Groups increased the percent of AP Exams with scores of 3 or higher (by 5% to 16%). DoDEA ‘s Hispanic group showed the highest increase from 35% to 51% of AP exams with 3 or higher scores. DoDEA’s percentage of AP exams with score of 3 or higher increased from 25% to 30% for African Americans, 41% to 47% for Asians, and 51% to 59% for the White group.


24 AP Summary DoDDS-E students scored higher -with a score of “3” or better - than DoDEA on AP exams in DoDDS-E students had fewer scores of below “3” than DoDEA on AP exams in 2012.

25 Student Achievement: Summary
Terra Nova – Annual (2011 data) Percentage of students above the national average was 73% in Social Studies, 71% in Reading and Science, 70% in English/Language Arts, 65% in Math across grades levels Math scores have been consistently lower than other subjects for the past five years across grades 3-11 White students outperform Blacks and Hispanics in all subjects – gaps range from 10% in Reading to 25% in Science across grade levels Installation level data indicate no correlation between deployment and achievement National Assessment of Education Progress – (NAEP) – Biennial (2009 & 2011) DoDEA ranks in the top ten states in Reading (grades 4, 8) and in Science (grade 8) DoDEA ranks 20th in 4th grade and 10th in 8th grade Math (tied with 13 other states in both grades) DoDEA’s Black/White achievement gap is smaller than the national average – decreased over the past decade SAT Exams (2007 – 2011 trend) Math – 498 – 495 (national avg. 514 – 514) Reading – 509 – 503 (national avg. 501 – 497) Writing – 492 – 489 (national avg. 493 – 489)White students outperform Black and Hispanic students DoDEA Black and Hispanic students outperform their national peers in Reading and Writing AP Exams Participation rates have increased from 16% to 19% over the past 3 years Percentage of AP exams resulting in a score of 3 or above has increased (44%-49% over past 3 years) Achievement gaps exist; 54% of Whites scored 3 or above vs. 28% of Blacks and 45% of Hispanics 25

26 DoDDS-E Challenges Expansion of Remote Locations (NDSP)
Non DoD Schools Program 2000 students 260 schools 90 countries Throughout Europe, Africa and Asia Governing Policies: Strom Thurmond Act of 1998 Provides sponsors freedom of choice on school selection when a DoD School is not available

27 DoDDS-E NDSP Area of Responsibility

28 AVG. Additional Costs per SPED Student
Non-DoD School Program Fiscal Year # of Students NDSP Costs AVG Cost per Student # of SPED Students AVG. Additional Costs per SPED Student SPED % of Total 2009 3,298 $41,187,175 $12,489 175 $2,185,575 5.3% 2010 3,321 $51,731,679 $15,577 180 $2,803,860 5.4% 2011 3,638 $54,604,968 $15,010 193 $2,896,930 2012 3,540 $63,323,002 $17,888 199 $3,559,712 5.6% School Year Army Navy Marines Air Force Coast Guard Civilian Other Total Students 10/11 1,366 483 224 863 52 491 159 3,638 11/12 1,243 458 230 847 53 486 223 3,540 Number of Students Student Tuition (Cost of Program $M) AVG Cost Per Student ($000)

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