School Innovation & Improvement Plan

Outcome goals for this academic school year

School Innovation and Improvement Plan At-a-Glance

  • 2023-2024

  • Kent Gardens Elementary School

  • Region 2

  • Holly McGuigan, Principal


Goal: Students reading on  grade level by the end of third grade.

Outcome: By Spring 2024, 80% of all students in grades 1-3 will make their within-year growth target on iReady reading. 

Strategy 1  

  • Increase impact of tier 2 interventions for students demonstrating risk by using FCPS-recommended programs and practices with fidelity.

Strategy 2

  • Expand use of skills-based grouping to ensure students demonstrate mastery of foundational skills.

Strategy 3

  • Strengthen systematic and explicit writing instruction and provide opportunities to write throughout the day. 


Goal: Growth and performance on state/national/international assessments in math. Successful completion of Algebra I by eighth grade.

Outcome: By Spring 2024, 80% of all students in grades 1-6 will make their within-year growth target on iReady math.

Strategy 1

  • Improve teachers’ implementation of Framework for Engaging & Student-Centered Mathematics Instruction.

Strategy 2

  • Increase teachers implementation strategies related to Shift 8: from looking for correct answers towards revealing student thinking.

Strategy 3

  • Increase teacher implementation of explicit instruction and other components of effective mathematics intervention.

Academic Growth and Excellence

Goal: Growth with evidence in at least one/two self-identified Portrait of a Graduate skills, annually

Outcome: By the end of SY 2023-24, 100% of students will show growth as Communicators on POG self-reflections scored with the reflection on POG skill use rubric given at the beginning and end of the year.

Strategy 1

  • The school will build an understanding with students, staff, and the community about why POG attributes and skills positively impact students within and beyond school.

Strategy 2

  • Collaborative teams will align content knowledge and skills with POG attributes and skills.

Strategy 3

  • Teachers will design and facilitate inquiry-based opportunities that elevate student voice and increase student engagement, to include initial learning about POG POL.