2022-2023 ESSER III/School Innovation and Improvement Plan
Outcome goals for this academic year.
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2022 - 2023 ESSER III/SIIP At-a-Glance Plan At A Glance
2022 - 2023
West Springfield High School
Michael Mukai, Principal
Background: The Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER III) is a federal grant which requires that spending be used in specific areas. Part of the Fairfax County Public Schools spending plan identifies funding to be used for Unfinished Learning and Student Academic and Social, Emotional, Mental Health (Wellness) Needs. Schools have been given funding allocations to support the academic and wellness needs of students. Schools are required to create plans in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Wellness highlighting the strategies they will use to support these areas using their ESSER III funding. These strategies are shown below.
English Language Arts Strategies
Outcome: Ensure students are making sufficient progress to be on grade level in English Language Arts.
Goal: By the end of the 2022-23 school year at least 75% of our overall population will reach their expected growth level on the Reading Inventory for 9th, 10th, and 11th grades.
Strategy 1: Use WSHS Visible Learning strategies to create and implement a process that measures the level of mastery by objective for all students.
Strategy 2: Remediation for all students with learning loss using targeted strategies during class for those who score basic and below basic on the Reading Inventory.
Strategy 3: Utilize evidence-based online and printed materials for supporting gaps in learning identified by CT.
Outcome: Ensure students are making sufficient progress to be on grade level in Mathematics.
Goal: By the end of the 2022-23 school year at least 60% of our overall population will reach their expected growth on the Math Inventory in Algebra 1, Geometry, and AFDA with a specific increase of at least 5% expected growth in our Hispanic and Special Education student populations.
Strategy 1: Use the Visible Learning strategies the curricular teams created previously and continue to implement a process that measures the level of mastery by objective for all students.
Strategy 2: Remediation for all students with learning loss with targeting strategies for those who score basic and below basic on the math Inventory.
ESSER III Wellness Strategies
Outcome: Ensure students feel safe, included, and supported in the school environment.
Goal: By the end of the 2022-2023 school year, our school will utilize Advisory periods and our student/teacher mentor program effectively to build relationships and increase a sense of belonging amongst students at West Springfield HS, increasing schoolwide scores on the belonging topic of the SEL Screener by 10% from 38 to 48 percent favorable.
Strategy 1: Strengthen Tier 1 evidenced-based strategies, by setting aside protected time to engage in required tier 1 practices schoolwide.
Strategy 2: Provide targeted student support by identifying students who lack connection and/or a sense of belonging to the school.
Strategy 3: Provide opportunities for family engagement.
Portrait of a Graduate (POG)
Outcome: All students will complete a POG Presentation of Learning (POL) by 2025-26.
Goal: By the end of the 2022-23 school year, 100% of students will set a goal to grow as Communicators OR Collaborators. Additionally, 80% of students will demonstrate an increased understanding of POG as reported on a student survey given at the beginning of the year.
Strategy 1: Expand the use of performance-based assessments.
OTHER End of Year SMARTR Outcome
Goal: Develop a vision and set of common instructional practices that our entire school can begin to work with around Portrait of a Graduate attributes.
Strategy 1: Continue to utilize student voice structures to hear from students on their current school experiences.
For additional information regarding this School Improvement Plan, please contact the school principal.