School Improvement Plan

Outcome goals for this academic school year

School Innovation and Improvement Plan At-a-Glance

  • 2018-2019

  • Flint Hill Elementary School

  • Region 2

  • Jennifer Hertzberg, Principal 

End of Year SMARTR Outcome

By June 2019, 100% of students, in grades K-6, will improve their understanding and ability to write informative text, in one or more areas, as defined by the FCPS informative writing rubric.

Strategy 1

  • Utilize CLT time to plan effectively for writing, including using CLT time to review pacing guides and supplemental resources. (Being a Writer, 6 + 1 Writing Trait Crates, Lucy Calkins Writing Pathways writing checklists)

Strategy 2

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

End of Year SMARTR Outcome

By June 2019, 100% of students, in grades K-6, will improve their use of a “language of thinking,” in one or more areas, as measured by the Thinking2 rubric.

Strategy 1

  • Increase use of advanced academic resources across all content areas to develop PoG skills and attributes, including Socratic Seminar, Jacob’s Ladder, Document Based Questions, and Project Based Learning to support inquiry and deeper learning across all content areas. Continue to use thinking routines across all disciplines. Emphasize the thinking and not the routine. 

Strategy 2

  • Promote documentation of student thinking across disciplines, including anchor charts that allow students to make their thinking visible. Hang these anchor charts, and refer to them often, within the learning environment.