ERIC Number: ED483312
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jun
Department of Defense Education Activity. An Overview.
US Department of Defense
DoDEA operates 223 public schools in 16 districts located in seven states, Puerto Rico, Guam, and 13 foreign countries to serve the children of military service members and Department of Defense civilian employees. Approximately 104,935 students are enrolled in DoDEA schools, with approximately 73,200 students in the DoDDS system, and approximately 31,700 students in the DDESS system. DoDDS has approximately 12,060 employees and DDESS approximately 5,700 employees. DoDEA students take the Terra Nova Achievement Test, a norm-referenced test for students in grades 3 through 11, which rates their performance on whether students are learning what they are being taught. DoDEA students also take the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), the "Nation's Report Card," which is the only continuing assessment of the nation's students in various subject areas. NAEP provides state/jurisdiction comparisons of student achievement in reading, writing, math, and science. In addition to the Terra Nova and NAEP, DoDEA students take a variety of standards based assessments.
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Foreign Countries, Military Service, Military Personnel, Armed Forces, Public Schools
Department of Defense Education Activity, 4040 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA, 22203-1635. Web site: www.odedodea.edu.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Department of Defense Education Activity, Arlington, VA.