Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools
South Carolina/Fort Stewart District
Fort Stewart Schools
QAR Team District In-brief Meeting
February 4, 2008
Welcome to Fort Stewart
Fort Stewart
Home of the
3rd Infantry Division
Fort Stewart’s Mission
Fort Stewart and Hunter Army
Airfield are the Army's world-class
training and military armored
power projection combination on
the Eastern Seaboard, which
allows military units in the region
to deploy rapidly
throughout the world.
Fort Stewart Highlights
• Largest Army installation east of
the Mississippi River
• 279,270 acres including parts of Liberty,
Long, Bryan, Evans and Tattnall Counties
• 39 miles across from east to west
• 19 miles from north to south
• Fort Stewart has:
size, terrain, climate, and location
Fort Stewart has DoDEA Schools
What is DoDEA?
Department of Defense
Education Activity
DODEA
Department of Defense
Education Activity
DDESS
CONUS
Domestic Dependent
Elementary and
Secondary Schools
DoDDS
Europe
Department of Defense
Dependents Schools
DoDDS
Pacific
Department of Defense
Dependents Schools
Standard 2: Governance and Leadership
• 2.3 Ensures compliance with applicable
local, state, and federal laws,
standards, and regulations
• 2.4 Employs a system that provides for
analysis and review of student
performance and school effectiveness
• 2.9 Responds to community
expectations and stakeholder
satisfaction.
DoDEA Headquarters
Arlington, VA
• Dr. Joseph Tafoya
DoDEA Director
• Dr. Shirley Miles
Associate Director for Education
• Mr. Kevin Kelly
Associate Director for Financial and
Business Operations
Standard 1: Vision and Purpose
DoDEA Mission
Community Strategic Plan 2006-2011
To Provide an Exemplary
Education that Inspires and
Prepares All Fort Stewart
Students for Success in a
Dynamic, Global Environment
Standard 1: Vision and Purpose
DoDEA Guiding Principles
Success for All Students
Trust and Respect for Others
Uncompromising Advocacy for Students
Development of Lifelong Learners
Equal Access to Quality, Rigorous Education
New and Motivating Challenges to Inspire Excellence
Teaching with High Expectations
Safe and Stable Learning Environment
DoDEA Initiatives
• Special Education
• Elementary School
• Foreign Language Classes
• Read 180
• Mathematics and Science Curriculum Guides
• Early Childhood
• Technology Education
Effective Governance and Leadership
• 5.6 Monitors all financial transactions through a
recognized, regularly audited accounting
system
• 5.8 Possesses a written security and crisis
management plan with appropriate training for
stakeholders
• 6.2 Has formal channels to listen to and
communicate with stakeholders
• 6.4 Communicates the expectations for student
learning and goals for improvement
DDESS/DoDDS-Cuba Area Service Center
Peachtree City, GA
• Dr. Elaine Beraza, Director
• Dr. Bruce Jeter, Deputy Director
• Five District Superintendents
• Georgia/Alabama
• Kentucky
• North Carolina
• New York/Virginia/Puerto Rico
• South Carolina/Fort Stewart/DoDDS-Cuba
DDESS/DoDDS-Cuba
• Operates on 17 installations
• Organized into five districts and
employs over 2,300 education
professionals
• Serves about 25,000 students
DDESS Sponsor Affiliation
SY 1999-2005
Army
60%
Marine
16%
Navy
9%
Air Force
8%
Non-US Military, Coast
Guard, Non-U.S Military and
Civilians
6%
DDESS/DoDDS-Cuba: 64 Schools
West Point
Dahlgren/Quantico
Ft Knox/Ft Campbell
Ft Bragg/Lejeune
Maxwell/Ft Rucker
Ft Jackson/Beaufort
Puerto Rico/Cuba
Robins/Ft Benning/Ft Stewart
Fort Stewart School District
• First school opened in 1963
• Purpose: Provide for the education of
service members’ children in a racially
integrated environment
• Married soldiers, regardless of grade,
are eligible for available on-post family
housing
AdvancED Organizational Conditions
Fort Stewart DSO provides:
• Quality Teachers
• Effective Leadership
• Quality Information
• Policies and Procedures that Foster
and Sustain Improvement
• Resources and Support Systems to
Sustain Improvement
District Administration
• Dr. Joseph Guiendon, Superintendent
• Mr. Norman Heitzman, Assistant Superintendent
• Principals
• Dr. Fordyce Stone, Brittin ES
• Mrs. Linda Kidd, Diamond ES
• Mrs. Carol Kipp-Caldwell, Kessler ES
• Instructional Systems Specialists
• Dr. Barbara McCoy
• Dr. Judy Novicki
• Miss Diana Patton
Educational Programs
• Reading/English Language Arts, Mathematics,
Science, Social Studies, Health
• Visual Arts
• Music
• Physical Education
• Gifted Education
• Special Education Services
• Guidance and Counseling Services
• Information Center Services
• English as a Second Language
• Read 180 and Mathematics Facilitator Support
• Spanish (Grades K and 1)
• Educational Technology
Effective Leadership Priorities
• Foster a learning community
• Gather, analyze, and use data and
research in making instructional choices
• Establish performance measures for
student learning
• Promote a culture of participation,
responsibility, and ownership
• Foster collaboration with community
stakeholders to support student learning
Standard 5: Resources and Support Systems
to Sustain Improvement
• 5.5 Budgets sufficient
resources to support its
educational programs and to
implement its plans for
improvement
Projected District Budget
South Carolina/Fort Stewart Schools
• PAY
• Salaries
• Benefits
• Total
$19,404,450.00
$10,448,550.00
$29,853,000.00
• NON-PAY
•
•
•
•
•
Travel/Transportation
Contracts
Supplies
Equipment
Care of Equipment
$ 1,103,000.00
868,000.00
622,000.00
127,831.00
69,000.00
Projected District Budget
South Carolina/Fort Stewart Schools
• BASE SUPPORT
• Communications
• Utilities
• Printing
• TOTAL
110,519.00
414,650.00
10,000.00
$3,325,000.00
GRAND TOTAL: $33,178,000.00
Our Three Schools…. A Closer Look
• James D. Diamond Elementary
• Opened in 1963
• Grades Pre-K-6
• Nelson V. Brittin Elementary
• Opened in 1982
• Grades Pre-K-6
• Patrick L. Kessler Elementary
• Opened August 2005 in temporary buildings
• Permanent facility dedicated SY 2007-08
• Grades Pre-K-6
Unique District Insights
• National Free and Reduced Lunch Program
• 43% currently eligible for free meals
• 31% currently eligible for reduced price meals
• Almost every student resides with at least one
biological parent
• A high percentage of our parents can be
deployed at any time
• Student mobility rate average: 57%
Standard 5: Resources and Support Systems
Quality Teachers
• 5.1 Recruits, employs, and mentors
qualified professional staff that are
capable of fulfilling assigned roles
• 5.2 Assigns professional staff
responsibilities based on their
qualifications
• 5.4 Provides and assigns staff that are
sufficient in number to meet the vision
and purpose of the school
Fort Stewart Staff Demographics
Percent of Staff
70
65.7
60
50
40
30
24.82
20
6.58
10
0.36
1.82
0.36
0.36
0
Ethnic Populations
BLACK
AMERICAN INDIAN
ASIAN
HISPANIC
_HAWAIIAN
WHITE
BI/MULTIRACIAL
Fort Stewart School District
Total Student Population
1,980
Nelson V. Brittin Elementary School
2772 Hero Road
Fort Stewart GA 31315
Dr. Fordyce Stone, Principal
Dr. Deborah Williams, Assistant Principal
Nelson V. Brittin Elementary School
Student Population 01-25-2008
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36 Pre-Kindergarten
117 in 5 Kindergartens
132 in 6 First Grade classes
124 in 6 Second Grade classes
86 in 5 Third Grade classes
103 in 4 Fourth Grade classes
74 in 3 Fifth Grade classes
66 in 3 Sixth Grade classes
738 Total in 33 Classrooms
James H. Diamond Elementary School
482 Davis Avenue
Ft. Stewart GA 31315
Mrs. Linda Kidd, Principal
Dr. Odessa Morman, Assistant Principal
James H. Diamond Elementary School
Student Population 01-25-2008
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18
56
136
104
104
91
81
77
66
733
PSCD
Pre-Kindergarten
in 5 Kindergartens
in 6 First Grade classes
in 5 Second Grade classes
in 5 Third Grade classes
in 4 Fourth Grade classes
in 3 Fifth Grade classes
in 3 Sixth Grade classes
Total in 33 Classrooms
Patrick L. Kessler Elementary
1127 Austin Road
Fort Stewart GA 31315
Ms. Carol Lee Kipp-Caldwell, Principal
Patrick L. Kessler Elementary
Student Population 01-25-2008
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54
89
65
88
73
51
48
41
509
Pre-Kindergarten
in 4 Kindergartens
in 4 First Grade classes
in 4 Second Grade classes
in 4 Third Grade classes
in 3 Fourth Grade classes
in 2 Fifth Grade classes
in 2 Sixth Grade classes
Total in 24 Classrooms
Standard 4: Documenting and Using Results
Quality Information
• 4.1 Establishes performance measures
for student learning that yield
information that is reliable, valid, and
bias free
• 4.2 Develops and implements a
comprehensive assessment system for
assessing progress toward meeting the
expectations for student learning
District Assessments
• TerraNova Multiple Assessment, 2nd Ed.
• Administration: Grades 3-6
• Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA)
• Administration: Grade 3
• Optional in Grades K-2
• Social Studies CRT
• Administration: Grade 3 and 6
• Science CRT
• Administration: Grade 5
• National Assessment of Educational Progress
(NAEP)
• Administration: Grade 4
District Assessment Results
Percent of Students
SC/Fort Stewart DDESS District
Developmental Reading Assessment
Spring 2007 Results
60
40
20
0
Below the
standard
Partially Met
Standard
At the Standard
Above the
Standard
8.9
8.28
36.65
46.17
Grade 1
19.15
9.86
25.73
45.26
Grade 2
10.57
15.17
41.39
32.87
Grade 3
21.8
7.36
39.51
31.33
Kindergarten
DODEA Performance Levels
District Assessment Results
National Percentile
South Carolina/Fort Stewart District 2007
TerraNova Results for All Students
65
60
55
50
45
Read
Lang
Math
Science
Social
Studies
Grade 3
55
59
56
58
58
Grade 4
55
57
56
54
60
Grade 5
61
57
56
60
55
Grade 6
60
64
61
63
63
Content Areas
SC/Fort Stewart DDESS District
Percentage of Students in
Top Two Quarters
South Carolina/Fort Stewart DDESS District
TerraNova Spring 2007 Results
80
60
40
20
0
Read
Lang
Math
Sci
Social
Studies
Grade 3
54.6
60.1
56.2
58.4
57.2
Grade 4
54.5
60.1
54.5
55.6
60.4
Grade 5
64.4
58.1
56.3
62.7
57.4
Grade 6
66.4
69.1
65.9
61.9
61.9
Content Areas
SC/Fort Stewart DDESS District
Percentage of Students
in Bottom Quarter
South Carolina/Fort Stewart District 2007
TerraNova Spring 2007
25
20
15
10
5
0
Read
Lang
Math
Sci
Social
Studies
Grade 3
20.2
15.4
18.8
13.2
14.9
Grade 4
13.8
13.2
17.5
13.9
13.4
Grade 5
13.6
12.2
15.1
10.9
9.5
Grade 6
8.2
7.5
13
13.4
11.4
District Assessment Results
National Percentile
SC/Fort Stewart DDESS District
Grade 3 TerraNova Spring 2007
Disaggregated Results
100
80
60
40
20
0
Male
Female
Hispanic/
Latino
White
Black
Asian/Pa Bi/Multira
cific
cial
Read
53
56
49
58
47
0
71
69
Lang
55
60
54
62
53
0
61
77
Math
56
57
56
57
49
0
61
62
Sci
59
56
61
63
48
0
66
70
Social Studies
57
58
58
61
47
0
67
69
Other
Gender and Ethnic Groups
Zero "0" indicates that value was not computed for fewer than 10 students
District Assessment Results
District Assessment Results
South Carolina/Fort Stew art DDESS Disrtict
Grade 4 TerraNova Spring 2007
Diaggregated Results
National Percentile
80
60
40
20
0
Asian/Pa
Bi/M ultir
cific
acial
Island
M ale
Fe male
Hispanic
/Latino
White
Black
Re ad
53
59
49
63
48
0
53
48
Lang
56
59
45
63
48
0
65
45
M ath
52
57
45
62
43
0
64
46
Sci
55
53
42
62
45
0
57
42
Social Studie s
56
61
49
68
50
0
60
48
Othe r
Gender and Ethnic Populations
Ze ro de note s score not compute d for fe we r than than 10 stude nts.
District Assessment Results
National Percentile
South Carolina/Fort Stewart DDESS District
Grade 4 TerraNova Spring 2007
IEP and NON/IEP Results
100
59
59
59
50
17
0
17
Read Lang
13
57
25
62
24
Math
Sci
Socia
IEP
17
17
13
25
24
NON IEP
59
59
59
57
62
Content Areas
District Assessment Results
National Percentile
South Carolina/Fort Stewart District
Grade 5 TerraNova Spring 2007
Disaggregated Results
80
60
40
20
0
Male
Female
Hispanic/
Latino
White
Black
Asian/Pac American Bi/Multira
ific Island
Indian
cial
Read
53
66
51
68
49
0
0
56
65
Lang
49
63
53
64
45
0
0
48
59
Math
52
57
54
64
46
0
0
49
55
Sci
60
59
58
69
45
0
0
52
55
Social Studies
53
54
50
64
42
0
0
52
42
Gender and Ethnic Populations
Zero denotes score not computed for fewer than 10 students.
Other
District Assessment Results
National Percentile
South Carolina/Fort Stewart DDESS District
Grade 5 TerraNova Spring 2007
IEP and NON IEP Results
80
64
59
60
40
20
26
62
57
29
29
17
0
58
25
Read
Lang
Math
Sci
Social
Studies
IEP
17
26
29
29
25
NON IEP
64
59
57
62
58
Content Areas
District Assessment Results
National Percentile
South Carolina/Fort Stewart DDESS District
Grade 6 TerraNova Spring 2007 Disaggregated Results
100
50
0
Hispani
White
c/Latin
Black
Asian/P Bi/Mult
Other
acific iracial
Blank
64
52
59
62
76
66
66
60
67
57
64
56
63
63
54
71
63
66
65
58
76
73
48
73
72
60
63
62
65
67
48
66
61
70
Male
Female
Read
58
62
72
Lang
62
67
Math
64
Sci
Social Studies
Gender and Ethnic Populations
Zero denotes score not computed for fewer than than 10 students.
District Assessment Results
South Carolina/Fort Stewart District
Grade 6 TerraNova Spring 2007
IEP and NON IEP Results
National Percentile
70
65
64
62
61
64
60
50
40
30
20
24
23
21
16
15
10
0
Read
Lang
Math
Sci
Social Studies
IEP
15
21
16
23
24
NON IEP
61
65
62
64
64
Content Areas
TerraNova Subtest Analysis
5 Subtests
Reading
Language Arts
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies
Grades
3-4-5-6
3 Years
2005
2006
2007
# Subtests
30-39 NP
0%
5%
3%
# Subtests
40-49 NP
40%
27%
18%
# Subtests
50-59 NP
50%
55%
50%
# Subtests
60-69 NP
8%
13%
29%
# Subtests
70-79 NP
2%
0%
0%
TerraNova Subtest Analysis
2005 to 2006
• 69% of subtests: National Percentile increased
• 29% of subtests: National Percentile decreased
• 2% of subtests: National Percentile no change
2006-2007
• 69% of subtests: National Percentile increased
• 29% of subtests: National Percentile decreased
• 2% of subtests: National Percentile no change
Social Studies CRT
Percent of Students
SC/Fort Stewart DDESS District
Grade 3 Social Studies Assessment
Spring 2007
50
45
40
35
30
25
20
15
10
5
0
45
44
9
2
Above the
Standard
At the Standard
Partially Met
Standard
DoDEA Performance Levels
Below the
Standard
Social Studies CRT
South Carolina/Fort Stewart DDESS District
Grade 6 Social Studies Assessment
Spring 2007
60
48
Percent of Students
50
42
40
30
20
10
6
4
0
Above the
Standard
At the Standard
Partially Met
Standard
DoDEA Performance Levels
Below the
Standard
Science CRT
SC/Fort Stewart DDESS District
Grade 5 Science Assessment
Spring 2007
Percent of Students
60
51
46
50
40
30
20
10
2
2
0
Above the
Standard
At the Standard
Partially Met
Standard
DoDEA Performance Levels
Below the
Standard
Standard 6:
Stakeholder Communication and Relationships
• Adopt-a-School Program
• Diamond: 1st BN-9th Field Artillery Battlekings
• Brittin:
4/64 Armor
• Kessler: BTB 4-3
• Volunteers in classrooms: 1,000+ hrs/yr
• Active Parent Teacher Associations (PTA)
• Active Military Child Education Coalition
Partnership (MCEC)
• Work with Midway Middle School and
Snelson Golden Middle School in Hinesville
Local Partnerships
School Liaison Officer: Mr. Dave Smith
• Fort Stewart Schools
• Assist in making Smooth Transitions for
Military Children and Their Families
• Are Active Contributors to the Partnerships
in Education (PIE) Committee
• Participate in the Transition Counselor
Institute
• Are Partners with the Exceptional Family
Member Program
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