School Improvement Plan

Outcome goals for this academic school year

Innovation and Improvement Plan At-a-Glance


Flint Hill Elementary School Region 1

Jennifer Hertzberg, Principal

End of Year SMARTR Outcome

By June 2018, 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 implementation of PBL units. 

Strategy 1

  • Develop and use 4C’s (communication, collaboration, critical thinking, creative thinking) in a classroom environment.

Strategy 2

  • Use the communicator POG rubric with teachers and students to deepen understanding of communication skills.

Strategy 3

  • Develop PBL units using multiple planning methods, including Backward Design.

Strategy 4

  • Incorporate thinking routines into PBL units.

Strategy 5

  • Participate in a PBL Learning Circle to encourage making thinking visible. (*Meets 8 times this school year.)


End of Year SMARTR Outcome

By June 2018, 100% of students will improve their understanding and ability to write narrative text, in one or more areas, as defined by the FCPS narrative writing rubric.

Strategy 1

  • Utilize CLT time and resources to plan for writing.

Strategy 2

  • CLTs (team liaisons) will incorporate time into CLTs to assess writing to ensure inter-rater reliability

Strategy 3

  • Teams will analyze student self-assessment of writing and compare it with teacher assessment to determine gaps in student understanding.


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