School Improvement & Innovation Plan

Outcome goals for this academic school year

Schools Innovation and Improvement Plan At-a-Glance

  • 2019-2020
  • Gunston Elementary School
  • Region 3
  • JoVon Rogers, Principal

End of Year SMARTR Outcome

(Portrait of a Graduate)

 100% of students will receive a matrix rating of “proficient” or higher on their end-of-year  goal-directed and resilient individual goal setting self-assessment rubric


  • Teachers will use strategies from the FCPS Portrait of a Graduate resources to develop students who are goal-directed and resilient and note them in their “noticing and naming” anchor charts. 


End of Year SMARTR Outcome

(Access & Opportunity) 

Increase the percent of students demonstrating advanced performance in Mathematics: 

  • There will be a 10% increase students in grades Pre-K-2 who score advanced from the BOY to the EOY math assessment.

  • There will be a 10% increase in students in grades 3-6 who score pass-advanced on the math SOL assessment.

Strategy 1

  • Teachers will actively engage students with specific learning targets.

Strategy 2

  • Teachers will use formative assessments on learning targets to demonstrate student understanding.

Strategy 3

  • Teachers will provide differentiated instruction to provide enrichment activities in response to student understanding of lessons.


End of Year SMARTR Outcome

(Caring Culture) 

The percent of staff who report feeling proficient with implementation of Skillstreaming  practices as measured by the Gunston Skillstreaming self-assessment will increase from the start of the 2019-2020 school year to the end of the 2019-2020 school year.


  • A diverse committee will develop a schoolwide curriculum that will be implemented uniformly across grade levels and provide professional development to the staff focused on social and emotional skills in order to develop a caring and supportive classroom culture.


End of Year SMARTR Outcome

(Access and Opportunity)  

100% of students will access AAP curriculum across all content areas throughout the year by utilizing the AAP curriculum at least once per month.  Teachers will have the option of one of the following:   

  • Implement TWO AAP curricula in two different content areas
  • Implement ONE AAP curriculum and ONE CCT strategy in two different content areas
  • Implement ONE AAP curriculum and ONE PBL in two different content areas


  • Staff will engage in professional development and coaching opportunities centered around grade-level and subject appropriate AAP curriculum units and training.


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