School Improvement Plan

Outcome goals for this academic school year

School Innovation and Improvement Plan At-a-Glance

  • 2017-2018

  • Herndon Elementary School

  • Region 1

  • Teresa Fennessy, Principal

End of Year SMARTR Outcome – Language Arts

All students in grades K-2 will make measurable, accelerated progress in reading as demonstrated by ongoing running records, data checks, comprehension checkpoints, progress monitoring, DRA-2, and DRA WA. All students in grades 3-6 will achieve a pass rate of at least 78% as indicated on the spring 2017 Reading SOL. There will be a 10% reduction of students who are not meeting benchmarks in grades K-6.

Strategy 1

  • All classrooms will continue to implement reading and writing workshops which includes, but is not limited to focus lessons and small group instruction.

Strategy 2

  • Teachers will continuously administer and analyze various reading and writing assessments (including but not limited to running records, data checks, comprehension check points, and progress monitoring) to monitor progress and guide instruction.

End of Year SMARTR Outcome - Math

All students in grades K-2 will make measurable, accelerated progress in math as demonstrated by the Math Reasoning Assessment (MRA/KMRA).

There will be a 10%reduction of students who are not meeting benchmark in grades K-2 on the (K) MRA task.

The pass rate for ALL students in grades 3-6 will be 80% on the spring 2017 Math SOL.

Students in subgroups 1 and 3 will decrease the failure rate by 10% on the 2017 SOL.

Strategy 1

  • Implement Math Workshop school-wide

Strategy 2

  • Use the Math Planning and Pacing Guide (PPG) to collaboratively plan math instruction during CLTs.

End of Year SMARTR Outcome - Science

All students in grades K-6 will make measurable, accelerated progress in science as demonstrated by exit tickets, common assessments, and project-based learning.

All students in grade 5 will achieve a pass rate of at least 70% as indicated on the spring 2017 Science SOL, authentic assessments, or division assessments.

Strategy 1

  • Strengthen Tier 1 instruction by engaging in science planning better aligned with the collaborative cycle

Strategy 2

  • Ensuring dedicated teaching time to support the use of county lessons.

End of Year SMARTR Outcome – Social Studies

All students in grades K-6 will make measurable, accelerated progress in Social Studies as demonstrated by exit tickets, common assessments, and project-based learning. All students in grade 4 will achieve a pass rate of at least 70% as indicated on the spring 2017 Social Studies SOL, authentic assessments, or division assessments.

Strategy 1

  • Social Studies will be taught in a dedicated time block on a consistent basis.

Strategy 2

  • Strengthen Tier 1 instruction by gaining a deeper understanding of social studies curriculum.