School Innovation & Improvement Plan
Outcome goals for this academic school year
School Innovation and Improvement Plan At-a-Glance
Kent Gardens Elementary School
Holly McGuigan, Principal
End of Year SMARTR Outcome: Reading
By June 2019, 100% of students will show a minimum of one year’s growth based on grade-level reading benchmarks measured by the Spring DRA2-PM scores. For those students who are below benchmark, they will show a minimum of 1.25 years growth.
- Teachers and staff will implement a balanced literacy reading and writing workshop that targets differentiated instruction and is based on individual needs of students. All students will be challenged to utilize critical thinking skills.
- Responsive instruction will be utilized to support students and help teams identify and meet the needs of students.
- Relationships will be a focus through responsive classroom and community meetings. The common language of #kgpride #strongertogether will be a central focus in developing appropriate behavior and offer a common language throughout the school and community.
End of Year SMARTR Outcome: Math
By June 2019, all students in grade K-6 will make measurable progress (one plus years) in the area of mathematics as measured by a combination of methods that include grade level assessments, county assessments (math reasoning assessment) and state-wide assessments (Standards of Learning).
- Teachers and staff will implement the ORIGO and DISCOVERY curricula, using the math workshop model to encourage student engagement and supports individual and small group instruction.
- Ongoing assessments both formal and informal, including the use of exit tickets, with regular analysis of data in CLT grade-level team meetings
- Differentiated small-group instruction and targeted interventions to remediate, expand and enrich learning in math, according to students’ individual needs.
End of Year SMARTR Outcome: Innovation—Portrait of a Graduate
By June 2019, all students in grades K-6 will develop skills in the areas of communication and collaboration as described in the Portrait of a Graduate attributes by expanding the focus of #kgpride to include #strongertogether to emphasize the value of positive relationships and teamwork.
- Students will learn to develop collective efficacy by studying the twenty-four character traits of the Positivity Project and using the common language of #kgpride and #stronger together.
- Students will collaborate on teams to complete open-ended PBL projects demonstrating creative and critical thinking skills.
Advanced academic lessons and activities, such as Socratic Seminar and the JASON Project, will be utilized across all grades to expose students to higher- level thinking activities and develop effective communication skills.