School Innovation & Improvement Plan

Outcome goals for this academic school year

School Innovation and Improvement Plan At-a-Glance

  • 2016-2017

  • Dogwood Elementary School

  • Region 1

  • Mie Devers, Principal

End of Year SMARTR Outcome: Reading

We will decrease the fail rate of Dogwood 1st-2nd grade students by 10% in all subgroups on the DRA2. 60% of students in grades 1-6 that are reading below grade level will make 1.5 years of growth as measured by the DRA2 in Spring of 2017. 100% of on level readers in grades 1-6 will make 1 year of growth as measured by the DRA2 in Spring of 2017. The students in all subgroups in grades 3-6 will decrease the failure rate by 15% on the Spring 2017 Reading SOL.

Strategy 1

  • Guided reading partnerships will be implemented in every classroom to increase frequency and differentiation of guided reading instruction.

Strategy 2

  • We will continue to organize and refine our literacy blocks to ensure all students receive appropriate and differentiated instruction based on the FFI from the DRA2 and eCart/SOL data.

Strategy 3

  • The school will use a structured identification process for all students at risk of failing or in need of targeted intervention to ensure timely intervention.

Strategy 4

  • The school will use a multi-tiered system of support to assign research-based interventions aligned with the individual needs of identified students.

Strategy 5

  • The school will use progress monitoring for targeted intervention students to ensure fidelity and effectiveness.

End of Year SMARTR Outcome: Mathematics

*The failure rate in all subgroups will decrease by at least 10% as measured by the SOL test in Spring of 2017.

*The failure rate for all first and second-grade students will decrease by at least 15% on the spring MRA. The pass rate will increase from 79% to 82.15%

Strategy 1

  • All grades will refine the use of Math workshop as a structure to facilitate differentiation and small group instruction.

Strategy 2

  • Teams will incorporate research-based practices into daily instruction to promote greater math reasoning skills and communication.

Strategy 3

  • The school will use a structured identification process for all students at risk of failing or in need of targeted intervention to ensure timely intervention.

Strategy 4

  • The school will use a multi-tiered system of support to assign research-based interventions aligned with the individual needs of identified students.

Strategy 5

  • The school will use progress monitoring for targeted intervention students to ensure fidelity and effectiveness.

End of Year SMARTR Outcome: Science

For the 2016-2017 school year, 70% of our 5th-grade students will pass the Science SOL.

Strategy 1

  • All grade level teams, K-6, will consistently meet as Collaborative Learning Teams to follow the Dogwood Collaborative Learning Cycle to further strengthen Tier 1 instruction and student learning.

Strategy 2

  • Dogwood’s fifth-grade team will collaborate with specialists to implement new best practices in science instruction to engage our diverse learners.

Strategy 3

  • In the vision of Portrait of a Graduate, Dogwood Elementary is developing the traits of a critical and creative thinker and ethical and global citizen for students by increasing inquiry-based learning and STEAM opportunities for students in K-6.

End of Year SMARTR Outcome: Writing

For the current school year, 100% of Dogwood students will make progress in writing by moving up at least one level in at least one area (Meaning and Elaboration) as measured by the FCPS writing rubric.

Strategy 1

  • In the vision of Portrait of a Graduate, Dogwood Elementary is developing the traits of communicator by utilizing Being a Writer during the literacy block in all grade level teams K-6 for the 2016-2017 school year.

Strategy 2

  • Every grade level K-6 will implement the FCPS writing rubrics with fidelity.