School Improvement Plan

Outcome goals for this academic school year

School Innovation and Improvement Plan At-a-Glance

2019-2020

Flint Hill Elementary School

Region 2

Jennifer Hertzberg, Principal 

End of Year SMARTR Outcome

By the end of the 2019-2020 school year, all students will make measurable progress in the area of reading.  As indicated by the Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark assessment, 100% of students will demonstrate at least one year’s growth and/or will be reading on or above grade level by the end of the year. We will increase our overall “pass advanced” rating on the Reading SOL, in grades 3-6, by 5%. 

*This goal was modified to reflect the date of the baseline data collection, which is due on or before November 22nd. Training for the BAS was October 14th.

Strategy 1

  • General Education teachers will use the Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessment kits to assess each student, in grades K-6, to determine their level of mastery in reading. We will use this information to form appropriate, and flexible, guided reading groups for all students.

Strategy 2

  • All teachers will participate in data dialogue days regarding reading progress associated with our use of Lexia Core5 and PowerUp. Tier II and Tier III students data will be monitored and interventions will be discussed, implemented, and analyzed for their effectiveness by our MTSS team.

End of Year SMARTR Outcome

By June 2020, 100% of students will self-reflect on their development of two skills associated with the PoG attribute of communication and, in addition, one aspect of executive function (associated with goal-oriented, resilient learners).  All students will become more self-reflective, demonstrating increased efficacy in the area of communication/resilience by at least one level on our Flint Hill self-reflection rubric.

Strategy 1

  • Our SBTS will lead learning sessions throughout the year to reinforce our teachers’ understanding and use of PoG across all content areas. Special focus will be given in designing effective learning opportunities that support reflection regarding PoG--specifically the attribute of communication. 

Strategy 2

  • All teachers will incorporate learning opportunities that engage students in communicating their thoughts and ideas through a variety of modalities. While our focus is to collect data regarding CueThink, PBL, and Socratic Seminar, we will also be employing a variety of other AAP resources to support the documentation and sharing of student thinking over time. This reinforces communication and executive function, as stated within our goal.

End of Year SMARTR Outcome

By June 2020, 100% of instructional and clinical faculty will demonstrate a caring and communicative culture by supporting families through quarterly and/or monthly notification of classroom content, learning experiences, and other important information distributed through our website and/or email. We will successfully complete our first “Portrait of a Flint Hill Graduate Night.”

Strategy 1

  • We will plan, produce, and provide communication on a weekly and monthly basis regarding topics covered in class, as well as thinking routines parents can explore with their children to deepen conversation and their understanding of the school day.

Strategy 2

  • We will execute an evening of learning about content and curriculum through the lens of our school’s instructional model, as well as rotate teachers through each room so that our community hears presentations, pertaining to all subject areas, by all classroom teachers. This action builds community and demonstrates, quintessentially, collective responsibility.