Strategic Plan Goal 1: Student Success

We commit to reach, challenge, and prepare every student for success in school and life.

OVERARCHING STRATEGY 1

Enhance instructional practices to ensure that all students receive an education in a dynamic environment designed to foster life-long learning and support them in achieving their full potential

DESIRED OUTCOME

ACTIONS

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

EST. $

The curriculum will reflect Portrait of a Graduate outcomes in all content areas, where students are appropriately challenged

Develop and embed the following:

         
 

New standards for writing instruction, including opportunities for writing across the curriculum pre K–12

P D I   $$
 

A revised curriculum for reading/literacy instruction at the elementary level, including strategies for meeting the needs of students with dyslexia

P D I   $
 

Implement the recommendations of the mathematics study, including programs and practices to increase equitable access for all students to rigorous math courses and opportunities

P I I   R
 

Supplemental reading courses at middle and high schools for emerging readers

I       R
 

Inquiry and problem/project based learning opportunities to be embedded in curriculum pre K–12

P D D I $
 

Capstone-type projects at the conclusion of 3rd, 5th, and 8th grades and during the 10th or 11th grade year

  D D I $

Achievement gaps will be eliminated

Implement the strategies and resources of the Closing Student Achievement Gaps plan in all schools (see page 37)

D D D I $$
 

Evaluate current practices and programming for ELL students to ensure that the changing needs of our ELL students are being met with unique, quality programming and services

D D I I $
 

Expand Responsive Instruction across all schools as recommended in the State Efficiency Review

P D I   $$

Teachers, students and parents will have access to contemporary and effective technology resources

Create systemic strategies and standards for technology use by teachers and students to improve student engagement and learning

P D I   R
 

Achieve goal of one electronic device per student

P D D I $$$$
 

Develop systems for electronic portfolios to measure student progress over time

  P D I $$
 

Provide an integrated learning management system that allows for ease of access to key resources and tools for students, employees and parents

P D D I $$$

All students will demonstrate digital citizenship skills

Review current digital citizenship curriculum models and resources to teach students the importance of responsible technology, social media usage, and develop new curriculum, if necessary

D I     R
 

Offer staff/parent training on digital citizenship

D I     R

Centralized support will be available for schools and school staff based on student achievement needs

Develop a structured school improvement model to support consistency and quality of instruction

I       $
 

Develop a tiered system of centralized school support that provides differentiated levels of resources based on need

I       $

P= Plan; D= Develop; I= Implement
R=Repurposed funds;  $=Up to $3 Million;  $$ =$3-$8 Million;
$$$ =$8-$15 Million; $$$$ = $15 -$30 Million; $$$$$ = More than $30 Million

"It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." - Albert EinsteinMEASURES AND METRICS

Enhance instructional practices to ensure that all students receive an education in a dynamic environment designed to foster life-long learning and support them in achieving their full potential

Monitoring Metrics for the School Board

  • Percentage overall and by subgroups (disaggregated by socioeconomic category) of students demonstrating grade level reading proficiency by the end of 3rd grade
  • Percentage of English Language Learners who demonstrate competency, progress, and proficiency on WIDA ACCESS and VDOE growth measures
  • Percentage overall and by subgroups of students meeting college and workforce-readiness benchmarks on industry credential tests
  • Percentage overall and by subgroups of students successfully completing Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), or dual enrollment and honors courses, as well as percentage of students taking AP exams and their grades
  • Program evaluations of specified programs
  • Percentage overall and by subgroups of students successfully completing Algebra 1 by 8th grade
  • Graduation rates will consistently stay at or above 95% each year
  • Reduction in achievement gaps
  • Student performance-based measure

OVERARCHING STRATEGY 2

All students will achieve their full potential through the use of assessment and data systems for decision making that support student attainment of the outcomes defined by the Portrait of a Graduate

DESIRED OUTCOME

ACTIONS

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

EST. $

A fully-developed balanced assessment system will reflect Portrait of a Graduate outcomes in all content areas

Develop and embed a balanced assessment program that assesses both foundational skills and critical thinking/ problem solving

P D I   $

Data tools will be available to schools, school teams, and individual teachers to diagnose and monitor individual student progress

Create and implement tools and professional development to monitor achievement data, provide systemic support for students with identified learning needs, and maximize student potential

P D I   $
 

Include the use of computer applications to diagnose student needs and monitor progress

D D I   $

Grading will be an accurate reflection of learning

Develop and embed:

         
 

Professional development for teachers regarding the purpose and appropriate amount of homework

D D I   R
 

Consistent grading regulation where grades are an accurate reflection of learning

D I     R

P= Plan; D= Develop; I= Implement
R=Repurposed funds;  $=Up to $3 Million;  $$ =$3-$8 Million;
$$$ =$8-$15 Million; $$$$ = $15 -$30 Million; $$$$$ = More than $30 Million

MEASURES AND METRICS

All students will achieve their full potential through the use of assessment and data systems for decision making that support student attainment of the outcomes defined by the Portrait of a Graduate

Monitoring Metrics for the School Board

  • Program evaluations–issues and trends

OVERARCHING STRATEGY 3

Provide quality Early Childhood experiences aligned with Portrait of a Graduate outcomes that are designed to prepare students to successfully enter Kindergarten

DESIRED OUTCOME

ACTIONS

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

EST. $

All qualifying publicly funded future FCPS students will have access to high quality early education programs

Collaborate with Fairfax County Government to develop a comprehensive plan to provide access/availability of early childhood/pre-K services for all children

  P D I $
 

Offer a continuum of services and supports to meet students where they are, both developmentally and academically

P P D I $ $
 

Design family engagement strategies with support from community and cultural organizations

  D D I $

All agencies will coordinate their efforts to provide similar early childhood experiences

Form community partnerships for early childhood programs and wrap-around services

  P D I $
 

Develop an FCPS readiness plan for literacy, numeracy, and social skills for early childhood providers

P D I

 

 

P= Plan; D= Develop; I= Implement
R=Repurposed funds;  $=Up to $3 Million;  $$ =$3-$8 Million;
$$$ =$8-$15 Million; $$$$ = $15 -$30 Million; $$$$$ = More than $30 Million

MEASURES AND METRICS

Provide quality Early Childhood experiences aligned with Portrait of a Graduate outcomes and designed to prepare students to successfully enter Kindergarten

Monitoring Metrics for the School Board

  • A comprehensive report on kindergarten students who received pre-school service
  • Available pre-K opportunities and number of students participating in pre-K programming
  • Longitudinal data for pre-K students through 6th grade

OVERARCHING STRATEGY 4

Provide students with relevant opportunities to explore options and prepare for College and Career

DESIRED OUTCOME

ACTIONS

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

EST. $

A portfolio of school options will provide  multiple pathways to a high school diploma

Study graduation requirements and prepare recommendations for changes to local requirements. Advocate for a new design for state graduation pathways to a high school diploma while also preserving access to electives, including arts and languages

P D I   $
 

Create a plan to offer multiple pathways to a high school diploma, including small, tailored schools, career and technology academies, fine arts schools, and unique educational  programming

P D D I $$$
 

Increase work-based learning/internship and industry credentialing opportunities for students, through community and business partnerships and expanded programming

P D I   $
 

Increase communication and marketing of existing graduation  pathways

P D/I     R

Students will be fluent in two or more languages

Expand language programs, to include immersion and Language through Content

D D I   $$
 

Expand language labs at secondary schools

P P I   $

P= Plan; D= Develop; I= Implement
R=Repurposed funds;  $=Up to $3 Million;  $$ =$3-$8 Million;
$$$ =$8-$15 Million; $$$$ = $15 -$30 Million; $$$$$ = More than $30 Million

MEASURES AND METRICS

Provide students with the relevant opportunities to explore options and prepare for College and Career

Monitoring Metrics for the School Board 

  • Percentage of seniors prepared for post-high school as measured by senior exit survey and post-high survey
  • Degree of performance above state and national averages on SAT, ACT, and PISA
  • Number of industry (CTE) credentials received per number of students in correlating courses overall and by subgroup
  • National Student Clearinghouse data
  • Number of internship CTE and CTS students participate in each year

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