Presentation on theme: "What’s Happening in DoDDS"— Presentation transcript:
1What’s Happening in DoDDS ChangesProgramsChallenges & OpportunitiesDr. Nancy BresellDirector, DoDDS-E
2DoDDS-E CommitmentProvide high quality school programs in all DoDDS communitiesEnsure that staff, parents, and students have confidence in the security of their schoolLimit disruptions caused by transformation.Ensure consistent staff resources at all schoolsProvide school and district leadership with current and accurate transformation information available.
3What’s Happening in DoDEA 21st Century Schools initiative:Multi-year plan to transform teaching and learning in all DoDEA schoolsDoDEA construction and facilities project will use 21st century design principles:Facility as Teaching ToolStudent Centered EducationAestheticsCurriculum and InstructionFlexibility of the Learning EnvironmentOutdoor Learning OpportunitiesTechnologyCommunity UseSustainabilityHealth and WellnessSafety and Security
421st Century “neighborhood” Hierarchy of spaces supporting differentiated learningFlexibility is key!Facility & Furnishings which support multiple modalities and multidisciplinary teaching
521st Century “neighborhood” Visual transparency to promote connectivity to each other and the environment as well as securityIntegrated technology to prepare students for an ever changing modern worldEase of use by the end user – student & facultyFacility as a teaching tool – visually displayed building systems & integrated controlsAesthetic environments – stimulating spaces, very height and scale
6What’s Happening in DoDEA DoDEA Graduation RequirementsStudents 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 centuryDoDEA 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 creditsAlgebra II will be a graduation requirement beginning with the Freshman Class in SY 13-14Four new courses starting SY 12-13Foundations of Algebraic ModelingAdvanced Functions and ModelingEngineering ApplicationsFinancial Literacy
7STEM (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 expertsFour STEM-related courses were introduced in SY11- 12: Green Technology Engineering, Gaming Technology Engineering, Biotechnology Engineering, and Robotics Engineering.
8What’s Happening in DoDEA Digital Learning EnvironmentSystem-wide goal of having a laptop, tablet, or other mobile device in the hands of every studentUse technology in the instructional process.Increasing bandwidth andMaking all of our campuses wireless.Common Core State StandardsState-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
9What’s Happening in DoDEA DoDEA Community Strategic PlanGOAL 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 readinessGOAL 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.
10DoDEA Strategic Rebalancing DoDEA must seek the best organizational structure to serve the nation’s military children
11DoDEA Strategic Rebalancing Draft Business Case Analysis AprEvaluates alternative solutions while achieving operational requirements, balancing costs, schedule, performance and riskIncludes desired outcomes and requirements, alternatives, mission impacts, risk analysis, and mitigation plans, recommendations and implementation planFinal report Jun
12Student Activities and Athletics Fine Arts ActivitiesCreative ConnectionsJazz SeminarShowcase Anthology ProductionHonors Music FestivalLingua FestSocial Sciences ActivitiesModel U.S. SenateModel United NationsLeadership ActivitiesIntn’l Student Leadership InstituteJunior Leadership SeminarBerlin SeminarFuture Educators AssociationMath and SciencesMath CountsJunior Science & Humanities SymposiumFuture Business Leaders of AmericaInterscholastic AthleticsCross CountryFootballGolfTennisVolleyballRifleBasketballCheerWrestlingBaseballSoccerTrack and FieldSoftballStudent Activities including transportation - $ 2.028M
13DoDDS-E Challenges Transformation MILCON and Facility Replacement School StaffingCommunity and School ClosureDoDDS-Europe Re-DistrictingMILCON and Facility ReplacementStudent AchievementSmall Schools and Remote Locations
14DoDDS-E Challenges: Requirements Accurate Transformation and Force Posture projectionsCooperative Communication and Early Identification of changes to Enduring Communities
15DoDDS-Europe Transformation Closing SchoolsExpanding SchoolsChanging SchoolsGeilenkirchen ESJun-2012AFNORTH ES and M/HSAug-2012Graf ESSY 13-14SY 14-15Mannheim ESH H Arnold HS (Wies)SY 12-13Netzaberg ESHeidelberg HSJun-2013Hainerberg ES (Wies)Netzaberg MSHeidelberg MSAukaam ES (Wies)Vilseck ESPat Henry ESWiesbaden MSVilseck HSHeidelberg DSOVicenza HSBaumholder HSSchweinfurt EMSJun-2014Vicenza MSWetzel ESSchweinfurt HSVicenza ESSmith ESLajesJun 2014Rota ESSpangdahlem ESNew MILCON to include BitburgBamberg ESRota MS/HSSpangdahlem HSBamberg MS/HSLakenheath ES, MS and HSLiberty ISFeltwell ESSY 16-17Bitburg ESJun-2017Bitburg MSBitburg HSEstimate 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 EuropeNo significant changes projected for Stuttgart or BENELUX
16DoDDS-E Challenges: Community/School Closures 36 schools will be affected by transformation, 15 will closeTransformation actions are still fluid and total population levels in many communities are undefinedDoDDS anticipates placement requirements in June 2013 for:250 teachers13 school administrators10 GS employees5 LNs
17DoDDS-E Challenges: MILCON & Facility Replacment DoDEAReplace or renovate over 130 schools within the next 7 yearsEliminate all Q-4 (failing) and Q-3 (poor) schools worldwideIn Europe:Replace or renovate 40+ schools within the next 7 yearsIdentify end-state installations and project enrollments to design new schools appropriatelyIncorporate Sustainable Design and Green Building SystemsImprove student safety and securityIncrease access for children with disabilitiesIncorporate 21st Century School Design
18Beneficial Occupancy Date MILCONFY 2010LocationProjectProgrammed AmountBeneficial Occupancy DateBoeblingen ESBoeblingen, GermanyReplace School$50,000Jul-15Kaiserslautern ES/MS/HSKaiserslautern, GermanyMPR/Sports$19,380Mar-13Kaiserslautern HS$74,165Mar-17Liberty ISRAF Lakenheath, UKConstruct Gym$4,509Completed27 Apr 2012SHAPE ESMons, Belgium$38,124May-14Wiesbaden HSWiesbaden, GermanyConstruct MPR$5,379Oct-12$191,557FY 2011Boeblingen HS$48,870SHAPE MS/HS$67,176Jun-14$116,046FY 2012Alconbury High SchoolRAF Alconbury, United Kingdom$35,030TBDAnsbach Middle/High SchoolKatterbach, GermanySchool Addition$11,672Dec-14Netzaberg MS AdditionGrafenwoehr, Germany$6,529Jan-15Spangdahlem Elementary School AdditionSpangdahlem AB, Germany$41,876Dec-17Spangdahlem Middle & High Schools$87,167Jun-17Vicenza High SchoolUSAG Vicenza, Italy$41,864Sep-16Wetzel Elementary SchoolBaumholder, Germany$59,419$283,557
20Student Achievement TerraNova 2009-2012 DoDEA scores above the national average in Reading, Language, Math, Science, and Social StudiesMath performance is lowest of all subject areasThere is steady gain over time and across the boardScores increased in 84% of 45 grade/subject combinationsGrades 3 and 4 show the lowest scores and highest gainsWhite students score substantially higher than African- American and Hispanic studentsDoDEA’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 StudiesOver 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 !
21Student 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 WritingDoDEA performs below national average in MathPerformance show little variance over timeFour out of ten test takers in DoDEA and the nation meet the College Readiness Benchmark of 1550White students score higher than African-American and Hispanic studentsDoDEA’s African-American and Hispanic students outperform their national peersDoDEA’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 unchangedDoDEA scores were consistently higher than the nation’s average scores in Reading and Writing, were below the national average in MathIn 2012, DoDEA (N = 2,614) total score of 1491 and national total score did not reach the SAT College Readiness Benchmark of 1550From 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
22Percentage of DoDEA AP Exams with Scores of 3 or Higher By Student Group From 2008 To 2011National 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.
24AP SummaryDoDDS-E students scored higher -with a score of “3” or better - than DoDEA on AP exams inDoDDS-E students had fewer scores of below “3” than DoDEA on AP exams in 2012.
25Student 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 levelsMath scores have been consistently lower than other subjects for the past five years across grades 3-11White students outperform Blacks and Hispanics in all subjects – gaps range from 10% in Reading to 25% in Science across grade levelsInstallation level data indicate no correlation between deployment and achievementNational 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 decadeSAT 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 studentsDoDEA Black and Hispanic students outperform their national peers in Reading and WritingAP ExamsParticipation rates have increased from 16% to 19% over the past 3 yearsPercentage 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 Hispanics25
26DoDDS-E Challenges Expansion of Remote Locations (NDSP) Non DoD Schools Program2000 students260 schools90 countriesThroughout Europe, Africa and AsiaGoverning Policies:Strom Thurmond Act of 1998Provides sponsors freedom of choice on school selection when a DoD School is not available
28AVG. Additional Costs per SPED Student Non-DoD School ProgramFiscal Year# of StudentsNDSP CostsAVG Cost per Student# of SPED StudentsAVG. Additional Costs per SPED StudentSPED % of Total20093,298$41,187,175$12,489175$2,185,5755.3%20103,321$51,731,679$15,577180$2,803,8605.4%20113,638$54,604,968$15,010193$2,896,93020123,540$63,323,002$17,888199$3,559,7125.6%SchoolYearArmyNavyMarinesAir ForceCoast GuardCivilianOtherTotalStudents10/111,366483224863524911593,63811/121,243458230847534862233,540Number of StudentsStudent Tuition(Cost of Program $M)AVG Cost Per Student ($000)