School Innovation & Improvement Plan

School Innovation & Improvement Plan

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

  • Sleepy Hollow ES
  • Region 2
  • Mattie Fallen, Principal

 

Sleepy Hollow Goal 1: Student Achievement, Access & Opportunity

SMARTR Goal 1: By June 2021, all students’ will show at least 1 year’s progress in reading as defined by the Developmental Reading Assessment Progress Monitoring Tool (DRA)/Virtual Reading Assessment (TBD).

  • For students who are reading on or above grade level, they will make at least 1 year’s growth in their reading level as compared to beginning of year DRA/virtual reading assessment (TBD)
  • For students who are reading below grade level, they will make at least 1.5 year’s growth in their reading level as compared to beginning of year DRA/virtual reading assessment (TBD)

Justification:  Briefly state the rationale for this SMARTR goal and its connection to the goals, outcomes, and metrics of Ignite and/or SOAs.  Note the data source used for determination of this goal and whether the SMARTR goal reflects  adjusted or unadjusted data. 

In analyzing our 2019 Reading SOL Data we are concerned to see that only 61% of our students are meeting the benchmark. In reviewing our 2020 Winter DRA data we are concerned to see that many students either remained the same or regressed in their reading level  based on the Fall 2020 assessment. As a result, we will be focusing on strong and consistent Tier 1 practices for literacy instruction and independent practice with accountability school-wide. In order to ensure schoolwide ownership of this goal we will include all grade levels by also including a goal around the percentage of ALL students who are meeting benchmark at the end of the academic school year as measured by one or more of the following:  DRA, DRA Progress Monitoring Tool, Virtual Reading Assessment.

Sleepy Hollow Goal 2: Student Achievement, POG

SMARTR Goal 2: By June 2021, all grade levels K-5 will participate in a team-created common assessment and open-ended task aligned with the Science Investigation strand with 75% of students showing proficiency.

Justification:  Briefly state the rationale for this SMARTR goal and its connection to the goals, outcomes, and metrics of Ignite and/or SOAs.  Note the data source used for determination of this goal and whether the SMARTR goal reflects  adjusted or unadjusted data. 

The unadjusted pass rate for the 2019 Science SOL was 63%. Teams shared that they often did not have time to teach the Science curriculum with fidelity due to scheduling conflicts and the focus on other core content areas (math and reading). 

Sleepy Hollow Goal 3: Caring Culture, Equity and Access

SMARTR Goal 3: The Sleepy Hollow school team will build upon our students and families understanding of  and access to technology, our digital learning platforms, and will engage in consistent two-way communication as measured by attendance, communication logs, and parent/teacher survey.

Justification:  Briefly state the rationale for this SMARTR goal and its connection to the goals, outcomes, and metrics of Ignite and/or SOAs.  Note the data source used for determination of this goal and whether the SMARTR goal reflects  adjusted or unadjusted data. 

During this unique and unprecedented time, many families have expressed confusion and frustrations regarding accessing the required technology platforms to engage in required teaching and learning. We have provided laptops and MiFi devices to almost all students and are working diligently to reach out to our final families still in need of devices; however, we have realized that the technology support needed goes beyond having access to simply the tools and devices.