School Improvement Plan

SMARTR goals for this academic school year

2017-18 School Innovation and Improvement Plan At-a-Glance

  • 2017-2018

  • Holmes Middle School

  • Region 2

  • Margaret Barnes, Principal

Karri Iaquinta Springer and Christopher Kamar, Committee Co-Chairs

End of Year SMARTR Outcome

Increase Writing SOL Scores

  • Overall = 80%
  • Black & Hispanic = 75% each
  • LEP & SpEd = 70% each

Strategies

  • Common school-wide expectations for writing
  • PD series on School Planning Days → Writing Strategies & Looking at Student Work (Qualitative data analysis)

End of Year SMARTR Outcome

  Civics Science Math 6 Math 7 Math 8 English 6 English 7 English 8
Overall 91%+ 85% 80% 80% 80% 75% 85% 80%
Black 90% 85% 70% 70% 80% 70% 85% 75%
Hispanic 90% 75% 70% 70% 70% 70% 75% 70%
LEP 85% 70% 75% 70% 70% 70% 75% 70%
SWD 75% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70% 70%

Strategies

  • Crafting Learning Targets and informally assessing student learning more frequently
  • Use of data wall to be more purposeful when supporting students by name and need
  • Use of leveled texts eg. Newsela Pro
  • Developing an implementation of the Engagement/Workshop Model to include small group instruction