School Innovation & Improvement Plan
An at-a-glance look at outcome goals for this academic school year
Fairfax County Public Schools
School Innovation and Improvement Plan
- Dranesville Elementary
- Region 1
- Jamie Gadley, Principal
English Language Arts Strategies
- Kindergarten - 3rd Grade: By the end of the 2023- 2024 school year, 70% of all students in K-3 will meet the spring reading benchmark (PALS and iReady).
- 4th - 6th Grade: By the end of the 2023-2024 school year, 80% of all subgroups will score pass/advanced (unadjusted) on the Virginia Standards of Learning assessments.
Expand use of conversation structures to increase academic talk and build relationships among students. (HLP 1, 3)
Expand use of skills-based grouping to ensure students demonstrate mastery of foundational skills. (HLP 2, 5)
Improve daily, systematic, explicit instruction in phonological awareness, phonics, and morphology in the core language arts block. (HLP 2)
- Kindergarten - 2nd Grade: By the end of the 2023-2024 school year, 80% of all subgroups will meet grade level expectations on EMAS/iReady (40th percentile).
- 3rd -6th Grade: By the end of the 2023-2024 school year, 80% of all subgroups will score pass/advanced (unadjusted) on the Virginia Standards of Learning assessments.
Use conversation structures to increase academic talk between students.
Increase students' self-efficacy around the ability to be successful in mathematics.
Increase teacher implementation of explicit instruction and other components of effective mathematics intervention.
Chronic Absenteeism Strategies
- By the end of the 2023-2024 school year, we will reduce the chronic absentee rate by 8% as measured by the Absence Percentage Report in SIS and the Chronic Absenteeism Dashboard.
Strengthening messaging to staff, students and families around attendance to school. Each stakeholder should be able to understand how daily attendance matters, not only for academic success, but because school offers an opportunity to develop social and emotional skills such as listening, paying attention, problem-solving and self-regulation, all which are needed to grow and learn.
Strengthen school team practices to monitor attendance data and determine need for intervention and additional support.
Develop community partnerships to promote engagement opportunities for increased student attendance.
For additional information regarding this School Plan, please contact Principal Jamie Gadley