School Innovation and Improvement Plan

Outcome goals for this academic year.

School Innovation and Improvement Plan

  • 2018-2019

  • Braddock Elementary School

  • Region 2

  • Keesha Jackson-Muir, Principal

End of Year Literacy SMARTR Outcome

Raise the Bar:

At least 80% (adjusted) of students in grades 3 through 5, will meet or exceed the accreditation pass rate benchmarks as measured by the 2019 Reading SOL.

Close the Gap:

All teachers of Literacy, in grades K-5, will work together to support all students to make progress as readers by shifting the percentage of students in each category as measured by the DRA2:

  • As a school, we will have at least 30% of students reading above grade level.
  • As a school, we will have at least 35% of students reading on grade level.
  • As a school, we will have 35% or less of students reading below grade level.

Note:  Kindergarten reading level assessment begins in January.

Strategy 1: BES teachers will continue to strengthen Tier 1 instruction through the implementation of the FCPS Balanced Literacy Framework.

Actions:

  1. Teachers will participate in Literacy Collaborative (LC) Professional Development Courses and collaborate with the school’s Instructional Resource Teachers to ensure the implementation of research-based instructional strategies.  
  2. Teachers will create a print-rich environment by displaying learning targets, anchor charts, student work, and word walls.
  • Portrait of a Graduate - Each grade level team has identified 1-3 specific skills to incorporate during core instruction in order to target the Communicator and Collaborator attributes.
  1. Teachers will provide differentiated guided/small group instruction to meet students’ needs. 
  • We will use the following specific strategies to support students below grade level:
      • Consistent supplemental strategy/targeted groups with progress monitoring
      • Tier 3 intervention groups for students with decoding concerns
      • Differentiated word work with visuals to scaffold student learning
      • Two-day guided reading plan with guided writing in primary grades
      • Kindergartners Learning About Print (KLAP) for students needing foundational letter learning knowledge
      • Professional learning by Special Education team about high leverage practices (HLP)for students with disabilities and incorporating those HLPs into our daily practice
      • Progress monitoring by Special Education team using curriculum-based measurements (CBMs) in order to support students with disabilities’ progress towards grade level achievement in literacy

Strategy 2: BES will focus on providing targeted remedial and enrichment instruction to support the needs of all learners.

Actions:

  1. Teachers will collaborate during Collaborative Learning Teams (CLT) to deepen content knowledge, analyze data
  2. and plan for differentiated instruction.
  3. Teachers will integrate Advanced Academics instructional strategies and curriculum.
    • Quarterly whole group/independent work with Jacob’s Ladder
    • Critical and Creative Thinking (CCT) strategies modeled by AARTs monthly and integrated in CLT and planning conversations
      • Primary - Jacob’s Ladder and CCT
      • Upper - Jacob’s Ladder, Socratic Seminar, and CCT
    • Teachers will utilize information from the Universal Screener to support our Tier 2 and 3 instruction.

End of Year Math SMARTR Outcome

Raise the Bar:

At least 80% (adjusted) of students, will meet or exceed accreditation pass rate benchmarks as measured by the 2019 Math SOL for grades 3 through 5 and MRA in grades 1 through 2.

Strategy 1: BES will continue to strengthen Tier 1 Math instruction through the implementation of Math Workshop structures.

Actions:

  1.  Teachers will participate in professional development around Math Workshop Structures.
    • Portrait of a Graduate - Each grade level team has identified 1-3 specific skills to incorporate during core instruction in order to target the Communicator and Collaborator attributes
  2. Teachers will collaborate to incorporate a variety of problem solving tasks during instructional delivery. 
  3. Teachers will collaborate during CLTs to deepen content knowledge, analyze data and plan for differentiated instruction.
    •  The following specific strategies will be used in math to support students below grade level
      • Small group instruction during guided math in Math Workshop at least 2-3 times per week
      • Collecting Monthly data on students using unit and district assessments
      • Utilizing Number Worlds (direct instruction during Math Workshop as well as independent practice, supplement to core instruction)
      • Utilizing VMath for students with identified needs (direct instruction during math workshop as well as independent practice, supplement to core instruction)
      • Utilizing Marilyn Burns - Do the Math Kits (direct instruction during math workshop as well as independent practice, supplement to core instruction)

Strategy 2: BES will focus on providing targeted remedial and enrichment instruction to support the needs of all learners.

Actions:

  1. Teachers will provide differentiated/targeted instruction to meet students’ needs through the use of Math Workshop Structures. 
  2. Teachers will integrate Advanced Academics instructional strategies and curriculum.
    • Identified M2/M3 units for each grade level
      • K- Exploring Shapes in Space: Geometry with the Froganauts (Q4)
      • 1 - Exploring Numbers Games: Making Sense of Numbers with Imi and Zani (Q2)
      • 2 - Shopping at the Bazaar: Connecting Number and Algebra with the Meerkats (Q3/4)
      • 3 - How Big is Big? Understanding & Using Large Numbers (Q3/4)
      • 4 - Factors, Multiples & Leftovers: Multiplication and Division (Q2 or3) and Tenth Street Pet Sanctuary: Understanding Decimals (Q3)
      • 5 - Treasures from the Attic (Q2) and What Are Your Chances? (Q4)
    • Ensuring that teachers understand how to utilize and implement the identified correlated standards for advanced learners

End of Year Science SMARTR Outcome

At least 75% (adjusted) of students will meet or exceed the accreditation pass rate benchmark as measured by the 5th Grade 2019 Science SOL assessment.

Strategy 1: BES will implement explicit Science instruction to build academic and content vocabulary.

Actions:

  1. Teachers will create a print-rich environment by displaying anchor charts and/or word walls.
    • Portrait of a Graduate - Each grade level team has identified 1-3 specific skills to incorporate during core instruction in order to target the Communicator and Collaborator attributes.
  2. Teachers will use a spiral review to reinforce academic and content vocabulary.  

Strategy 2: BES will strengthen Tier 1 Science instruction.

Actions:

  1. Teachers in grades 3, 4 and 5 will participate in weekly Science CLT, grades K through 2 will participate in monthly Science CLT. All grade levels will analyze data, target student needs, share instructional strategies and resources, and plan for instruction.
  2. Teachers will refine the use of science notebooks as a method of helping students record and apply learning, and use as a reference guide.
  3. Teachers will integrate Advanced Academics instructional strategies and curriculum.
  • CCT strategies in all grade levels