2023-2024 SIIP At-a-Glance
Outcome goals for this academic school year
Fairfax County Public Schools
School Innovation and Improvement Plan
- Woodlawn Elementary
- Region 3
- Laura Elliott, Principal
English Language Arts Strategies
- Reading by 3rd Grade: By June 2024, the percentage of 3rd graders performing on grade level in the phonics domain as measured by the iReady assessment will increase from 21% to 71% when compared to Fall performance. Last year performance in the phonics domain increased from 18% to 56% from Fall 2022 to Spring 2023.
- Expand use of skills-based grouping to ensure students demonstrate mastery of foundational skills.
- Increase use of data (e.g., iReady, CORE, PASS, PRF, WIDA) to plan instruction and monitor progress for students demonstrating risk.
- Improve daily, systematic, explicit instruction in phonological awareness, phonics, and morphology in the core language arts block.
- Math: By June 2024, the number of students on grade level in the Number and Operations domain on iReady will increase to 50% from 37% in 2022-2023.
- Schedule ESOL teacher push-in ELD instruction during math instructional time.
- Increase teacher implementation of explicit instruction and other components of effective mathematics intervention.
- Increase teachers’ implementation strategies related to Shift 8: from looking for correct answers towards revealing student thinking.
- Science: By June of 2024, Woodlawn will meet accreditation in science by earning a 70% pass rate on Science SOLs as measured by either the current year pass rate (23-24) or the three-year cumulative rate (21-22, 22-23, 23-24), whichever is higher.
- Increase frequency of student learning experiences that are inquiry-based and hands-on
- Increase opportunities to develop tier 3 vocabulary through inquiry-based learning, followed by explicit instruction
- Expand opportunities to meaningfully integrate science within and across content areas to include literacy skills, mathematical reasoning, and global context
Chronic Absenteeism Strategies
- By the end of the 2023-2024 school year, we will reduce the number of chronically absent students by 20% from 112 chronically absent students to 90 students. By doing this we will reduce our chronic absenteeism rate from 24% to 20%.
- 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.
- Create a school culture of engagement & belonging for students and families. Every staff, student, and family will feel safe and connected to the school community.
- Understand root causes of student absenteeism. Strengthen programmatic responses to attendance barriers.
For additional information regarding this School Plan, please contact Principal Laura Elliott