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.

Strategy 1

Teachers will strengthen and refine the reading workshop.

Action(s)              

  1. Sustain independent reading time and strengthen independent reading conferences
  2. Build student capacity to talk/write about his/her reading with other readers (in whole group discussions, partnerships and/or book clubs)
  3. 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)
  4. 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.

Strategy 2

Teachers will strengthen and refine the writing workshop.

Action(s)

  1. 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
  2. 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)
  3. 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.

Strategy 1

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.

Action(s)

  1. Engage in professional development focused on sense-making routines
  2. Engage in professional development related to talk moves
  3. Engage in professional development that support understanding of mathematical reasoning

Strategy 2

Teachers will use planning and pacing guides to guide instruction and unit revision throughout the year.

Action(s)

  1. Access planning and pacing guides in collaborative meetings to plan units
  2. Use school created revision guide to revisit units throughout the year
  3. Further integrate math concepts into the units of inquiry