School Innovation & Improvement Plan

Fairfax County Public Schools School Improvement Plan At-a-Glance

  • Sleepy Hollow ES

  • Region 2

  • Eric Johnson, Principal

 

End of Year SMARTR Outcome- READING

By June 2019, grades 3-5 SOL Reading scores will increase for ALL STUDENTS from 63% to 72% pass rate, reflecting a 15% reduction of the failure rate.

By June 2019, grades 3-5 SOL Reading scores will increase for HISPANIC STUDENTS from 53% to 70% pass rate.

By June 2019, grades 3-5 SOL Reading scores will increase for SWD STUDENTS from 45% to 70% pass rate.

Strategy 1

  • Job embedded professional development focusing on literacy best practices for teaching and learning (focused on small group instruction) will be provided through CLTs and Strategic Planning Sessions serving to develop and strengthen current literacy practices.
  • Use of reflections from June 2018 for continued growth and development in planning for differentiated learning experiences at grade-level CLT embedded Professional Development.

  • 2018-2019 school-wide Professional Development plan will focus on small group instruction. This connects to focus of the Literacy Symposium.

Strategy 2

  • Establish strong core instructional practices and a process for responding based on formative data. Core instruction is tightly aligned with team designed learning targets based on the grade-level curriculum/pacing guide.  Learning targets are focused on what authentic readers and writers do and connects to unit goals and enduring understandings.  
  • Teachers will analyze the results of the DRA2 assessments, running records, and anecdotal notes to determine appropriate small group instruction and diagnose specific students’ needs that are preventing them from progressing in their reading, and implement instruction around this through small group instruction and conferring.  
  • Kindergarten teachers will provide Kindergarten Learning About Print (KLAP) to their most struggling students (KLAP Professional Development was provided during 2015-2017 school years), and will engage in Professional Development around what readers to need to shift from reading at a level 3 to a level 4.

End of Year SMARTR Outcome- SCIENCE

By June 15, 2019, the pass rate for ALL STUDENTS will increase from 90% to 94% on the 5th SCIENCE SOL.

Strategy 1

5th grade meets every other week for Science CLTs.

  • Creating common assessments and analyzing the data
  • Identifying bubble students to participate in our after school program
  • 5th grade will administer Assessment window 1 (Q1 content) and Assessment window 2 (Q1-Q3 content)

Strategy 2

Collaborate with specialists and the 4th grade team to utilize district created resources, which align to the Program of Studies

  • 4th and 5th Grade teachers will create study guides for students based off of each lesson
  • Utilizing specialist (i.e. Library) to infuse content across the curriculum
  • In collaboration with specialists, integrate science curriculum into language arts block
  • Planning with SBTS to integrate our 1:1 laptop initiative to create independent learning opportunities for students 

End of Year SMARTR Outcome- MATH

By June 2019, SOL Mathematics scores for grades 3-5 will increase for ALL STUDENTS from 78% to 81%, reducing the failure

By June 2019, SOL Mathematics scores for grades 3-5 HISPANIC STUDENTS will increase from 72% to 77%, reducing the failure rate by 15%.

By June 2019, SOL Mathematics scores for grades 3-5 SWD STUDENTS will increase from 59% to 66%, reducing the failure rate by 15%.

Strategy 1

Job embedded professional development focusing on mathematics best practices for teaching and learning will be provided through CLTs and Strategic Planning Sessions serving to develop and strengthen current mathematics practices.

1. Use of reflections from June 2018 that identify Math Big Ideas (attached) for continued growth and development to guide and differentiate grade-level Professional Development. Professional Development plan created to support Big Ideas.

2. Collaborate with teachers regarding strategies for developing effective student teacher relationships and a supportive classroom culture.

3. Continue to engage grade level teams and specialists in vertical articulation professional development opportunities where they engage in mathematical learning labs with a focus on building teacher efficacy (based upon teacher survey data) and student need (based upon common assessment data).

Strategy 2

Establish strong Tier 1 instructional practices and a process for responding immediately based on formative data.

1. Tier 1 instruction is tightly aligned with team-created learning targets based on the grade level curriculum/pacing guide. Learning targets are focused on conceptual understanding and connections among the grade level mathematics standards.

2. All students, grades K-5, are provided with a balanced math workshop model for their math instruction that is differentiated based on their individualized needs.

3. Teachers will engage in professional development to build their knowledge around the math workshop model during CLT’s and will collaborate about the structure of the workshop and best teaching practices.

Strategy 3

Sleepy Hollow will develop a family engagement plan aligned and integrated with School Improvement Plan goals, including specific outreach to parents/guardians.

1. Teams will design, develop, and implement specific outreach events to engage parents in their students’ learning experiences – e.g., Monthly Hispanic Focus Groups, Math Family Day, etc.    

2. Title I funded After School Programming for identified students from February to April to support additional learning time for students not meeting benchmarks.

 

End of Year SMARTR Outcome- Innovation Goal-Project Based Learning

By June 2019, 100% of students will improve their communication skills as measured by their total score on the POG communicator rubric from the fall to the spring through the implentation of PBL units.

For additional information regarding this School Improvement Plan, please contact the school principal.

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