School Innovation & Improvement Plan

Outcome goals for this academic school year

School Innovation and Improvement Plan At-a-Glance


Vienna Elementary School

Region 1

John Carmichael, Principal


End of Year SMARTR Outcome

By the end of the 2018-2019 school year, all K -6 students will make measurable progress in the area of reading.  Using the FCPS benchmarks and the Vienna Reading Level Continuum: A Year’s Progress chart, students will reach or exceed the grade level spring benchmark.  Students will also be measured and demonstrate a minimum of a year’s growth in reading from their individual fall benchmark level.

Strategy 1  

Teachers will provide specific interventions and enrichment for individual students as needed to meet and support their progress in reading.

  • Teachers and administrators will discuss student reading progress in CLT meetings weekly.  Data will be recorded using team planning and the Universal Screener.
  • Teachers will continue with detailed intervention documentation for student progress that captures a long-term view of progress over time.
  • Teachers will consult and access additional strategies and resources to provide rigor and promote increased reading stamina at all levels.

Strategy 2

Vienna Elementary School will continue to provide targeted supports from instructional personnel for a double dose of reading instruction as needed for specific students.  We will focus on the driver of Academic Support in strengthening our understanding/use of the Responsive Instruction model as we provide targeted intervention support for specific students.

  • Teachers will continue to provide guided reading and writing instruction with leveled texts utilizing the tenets of the Daily 5 in their language arts block.
  • Tier 2 and 3 interventions such as conducting LLI groups (Leveled Literacy Intervention), EIRI groups (Early Intervention for Reading Instruction), RR (Reading Recovery), and AAP (Advanced Academic Program pull-out and push-in) for specific students will continue.
  •  All staff will invoke Responsive Instruction techniques to support strengthening our use of a common language and process for Responsive Instruction school-wide.  Additionally, a staff team will focus on student executive functioning skills and supports for all students. (Driver: Academic Support—for Closing the Achievement Gap site).

For additional information regarding this School Improvement Plan, please contact the school principal.