School Improvement Plan
Outcome goals for this academic school year
School Improvement & Innovation Plan At A Glance
Belvedere Elementary School | Fairfax County Public Schools | Region 2
For additional information regarding this School Improvement plan, please contact the school principal.
End of Year Reading SMARTR Outcome
By the end of the 2017-2018 school year, we will reduce the percentage of students reading below grade level by 10% as measured by the 2017 Spring DRA in grades K-2 and the 2017 Spring F&P Benchmark Assessments in grades 3-5.
Teachers will strengthen and refine the reading workshop.
- Sustain independent reading time and strengthen independent reading conferences
- Build student capacity to talk/write about his/her reading with other readers (in whole group discussions, partnerships and/or book clubs)
- Teach students in flexible groupings (strategy groups / guided reading) based on individualized student reading goals (crafted after collecting and analyzing various forms of assessment data)
- Professional learning around the three main methods of teaching reading in small groups - guided reading, shared reading and strategy groups; writing about reading; and word study.
Teachers will strengthen and refine the writing workshop.
- Collect and analyze student writing at various points during units of study (pre-assessment or mid-unit check-ins) to determine what the "next steps" are for students' writing
- Craft explicit teacher language (what, why, how) with team members in order to plan focus lessons that help move students forward to the "next step." (based on assessment data)
- Use one-on-one conferences to get to know individual student writers and help students generate their own ideas / set personal goals about his or her own writing
End of Year Mathematics SMARTR Outcome
By the end of the 2017-2018 school year, 85% of students in third through fifth grades will pass the Spring 2018 Math SOL test and all students will demonstrate growth on problem solving assessments.
Teachers will plan and implement sense-making routines at least three times per week, teaching students to use talk moves as a way of engaging all students in mathematical reasoning.
- Engage in professional development focused on sense-making routines
- Engage in professional development related to talk moves
- Engage in professional development that support understanding of mathematical reasoning
Teachers will use planning and pacing guides to guide instruction and unit revision throughout the year.
- Access planning and pacing guides in collaborative meetings to plan units
- Use school created revision guide to revisit units throughout the year
- Further integrate math concepts into the units of inquiry