School Innovation & Improvement Plan

Outcome goals for this academic school year

2019-2020

Pine Spring Elementary

Region 2

Nicole Yacubovich, Principal

 

End of Year SMARTR Outcome

In 2019-20 75% of all students will be on grade level in reading as measured by the DRA and Reading SOL.

Strategy 1

Instructional planning for small group instruction based on data. 

  • Creating and analyzing  formative and summative common assessments such as running records, DRA, skills based rubrics.

  • Utilizing assessment data  to address individual student needs during small group instruction.

  • Provide ongoing high quality professional development to support differentiated instruction.  

Strategy 2

Students will independently apply what they learned during small group instruction.

  • Plan and provide professional development to support the understanding of:

    • Workshop model (focus lessons with meaningful learning targets, small group differentiated instruction, reading conferences, independent practice with accountability) 

    • Goal Setting with progress monitoring

  • Develop high-quality accountability tools for students during CLT meetings. 

Strategy 3

Increase parent understanding and involvement in literacy education.

  • Create a system for all students to take books home nightly at their independent reading level.

  • Engage families in a Literacy Night to learn strategies and gather resources that their child(ren) can use at home.

  • Share current instructional strategies being used in the building, through regular communication such as News-You-Choose.

 

End of Year SMARTR Outcome

In 2019-20 85% of all students will be on gradel level in mathematics as measured by the Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program, End Of Year Assessment, and SOL.

Strategy 1

Instructional planning for small group instruction based on multiple data points.

  • Creating and analyzing formative and summative common assessments 

  • Utilize assessment data to address individual student needs during small group instruction.

  • Provide ongoing high quality professional development to support differentiated instruction.

  • Provide teachers with 1:1 coaching, modeling, and peer observations to increase individual teacher effectiveness. 

Strategy 2

Teachers will understand and implement all of the components of math workshop

  • Provide professional development on math workshop structure to include:

    • Focus lesson, small group instruction,  independent tasks with accountability

  • Continue implementing number sense routines such as number talks, count around the room, and which doesn’t belong. 

  • Develop and implement a critical thinking task for each quarter that allows multiple access points for differentiated instruction. 

Strategy 3

Implement advanced math strategies and curriculum in grades 3-6 to support raising the bar for all students. 

  • Provide professional development to all teachers on advanced academic strategies such as M3.

  • Differentiate instruction by providing access to advanced math curriculum for students in grades 3-6.

  • Support advanced math teachers by providing time for them to plan with AART, as well as observe high quality instructional methods through peer observations and modeling.

 

End of Year SMARTR Outcome

The number of students who are chronically absent to school for the 2019-20 school year will decrease by 50% as compared to the 2018-19 school year.

Strategy 1

Increase community, staff, and student knowledge around attendance and its impact on student success.

  • Inform incoming parents around attendance policies and expectations.

  • Establish walker depots to ensure safe routes to school.

  • Use Attendance Works materials.

  • Schedule parent coffees focusing on attendance (facilitated by an Attendance Officer). 

Strategy 2

Ensure an inclusive culture for all.

  • Build an Inclusive model of instruction.

  • We will build common calming and mindful strategies that will be implemented from our Yoga4Classrooms training to ensure that all students feel connected to their community.

  • Organize attendance groups for identified students.