2021-2022 ESSER III/School Innovation & Improvement Plan
Outcome goals for this academic school year
Complete ESSER School Funding Plans
2021-22 ESSER III/School Innovation and Improvement Plan at a Glance
West Springfield Elementary School
Dr. Kelly Sheers, 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.
ESSER III English Language Arts Strategies
Ensure students are making sufficient progress to be on grade level in English Language Arts.
- Teams will use the MTSS framework to monitor reading achievement of students who have been identified as being below grade level in reading.
- Increase teacher knowledge of student achievement gaps and growth through consistent data collection and teacher data dialogu.
- Strengthen small group interventions and research-based reading strategies to support Tier 2 and Tier 3 students.
ESSER III Mathematics Strategies
Ensure students are making sufficient progress to be on grade level in Mathematics.
- Enhance Tier 1 Core Instruction by deepening staff knowledge of developmental teaching practices and provide them with access to appropriate resources and instructional supports.
- Leverage Tier 1 core reteaching resources and ST math for small group instruction
- Expand small group instruction to supplement core with AVMR-trained instructors and other instructional staff.
ESSER III Wellness Strategies
Ensure students feel safe, included, and supported in the school environment.
- Strengthen Tier 1 Evidence-based strategies.
- Provide targeted support for Tier 2 and Tier 3 students.
- Provide opportunities for family and community engagement.
Background: All Fairfax County schools are also required to complete an access and opportunity goal as part of their School Innovation and Improvement Plan (SIIP) and can also capture additional goals. These are shown below.
Access & Opportunity End of Year SMARTR Outcome
100% of students will access AAP strategies and curriculum monthly.
- Expand level 1 services to include quarterly curriculum access to Jacob's Ladder, DBQ Project, and/or Socratic Seminar.
- Increase depth of knowledge of AAP curriculum, strategies, and Young Scholars through Professional Development opportunities.
- Implement Young Scholars.
OTHER End of Year SMARTR Outcome
100% of students will be Proficient or Consistent on the Portrait of a Graduate Communicator Assessment Rubric focused on writing - "Incorporate effective writing skills for the various purposes and audiences to convey understanding and concepts."
- Increase depth of knowledge of POG information through Professional Development opportunities.
- Incorporate POG Communicator skills with fidelity during instruction.