2023-24 School Innovation and Improvement Plan
Outcome goals for this academic school year
School Innovation and Improvement Plan At-a-Glance 2023-2024
- Freedom Hill Elementary School, Region 5
- Dr. Nicholas Zapadka, Principal
By the end of the 23-24 school year (80%) of English Learners in kindergarten will meet grade level expectations on PALS-K.
By the end of the 23-24 school year (100%) of English Learner students in grades 1-6 will meet their typical growth target on iReady or make progress on the VGA/SOL
By the end of the 23-24 school year (100%) of all students in grades 1-6 will meet their typical growth target on iReady or make progress on the VGA/SOL
Improve daily, systematic, explicit instruction in phonological awareness, phonics, and morphology in the core language arts block. (HLP 2)
Increase use of data (e.g., iReady, CORE, PASS, PRF, WIDA) to plan instruction and monitor progress for students demonstrating risk. (HLP 2-5)
Expand use of skills-based grouping to ensure students demonstrate mastery of foundational skills. (HLP 2, 5)
By the end of the 23-24 school year (100%) of students in grades 1-6 will demonstrate one year of growth on the iReady assessment and/or on the VGA/SOL assessment sequence.
Increase teachers implementation strategies related to Shift 8: from looking for correct answers towards revealing student thinking.
Improve teachers’ implementation of Framework for Engaging & Student-Centered Mathematics Instruction.
Increase teacher implementation of explicit instruction and other components of effective mathematics intervention.
Elementary Science (Grades 4/5)
In the 23-24 school year, our goal will have a 71% SOA pass rate, or higher, on the Science Grade 5 SOL on students’ first attempt.
Increase student access to high quality science instruction through sufficient time on the master schedule and use of up-to-date FCPS curriculum
Increase content and/or pedagogy knowledge in science for all teachers (advanced, general, ESOL, special education)
Expand the type and frequency of formative assessments to evaluate progress throughout units
100% of students will have an absentee rate of less than 20% for the 23-24 school year.
Increase family and staff use of the Talking Points translation app to support absenteeism and absence reporting
Develop community partnerships to promote engagement opportunities for increased student attendance.
Increase opportunities for personalized attendance outreach utilizing a Multi-Tiered System of Supports.