2023-24 School Innovation & Improvement Plan

Outcome goals for this academic school year

2023-2024 School Innovation and Improvement Plan

Crestwood Elementary School

Region 6

Francoise Casablanca, Principal


English Language Arts 

Goal: Students reading on grade level by the end of 3rd Grade

Measurable Outcome: By Spring 2024, the percentage of all students (PreK-3) meeting the Spring reading screener benchmark on iReady, LLS and PALS will increase from 28% to 38%.

Strategy 1

Improve daily, systematic, explicit instruction in phonological awareness, phonics, and morphology in the core language arts block.

Strategy 2

Increase use of WIDA tools and rubrics to support language development.

Strategy 3

Increase impact of tier 2 interventions for students demonstrating risk by using FCPS-recommended programs and practices with fidelity (e.g., Lexia, UFLI).



Goal: Growth and performance on state/national/international assessments in math.

Measurable Outcome: By Spring 2024, the percentage of all students (PreK- 6) meeting the Spring math screener benchmark on EMAS/iReady will increase from 35% to 45%.

Strategy 1

Increase teachers implementation strategies related to Shift 4: from show and tell to share and compare.

Strategy 2

Use conversation structures to increase academic talk between students.

Strategy 3

Increase teacher implementation of explicit instruction and other components of effective mathematics intervention.



Goal: Growth and performance on state/national/international assessments in science.

Measurable Outcome: By Spring 2024, the percentage of 5th grade students passing the 5th grade Science SOL will increase from 41% to 51%.

Strategy 1

Schedule ESOL teacher push-in for English Language Development (ELD) instruction during science instructional time (elementary).

Strategy 2

Expand the type and frequency of formative assessments to evaluate progress throughout units.


Chronic Absenteeism

Goal: Student attendance and absenteeism rates.

Measurable Outcome: By the end of the 2023-24 school year, we will reduce our school’s chronic absenteeism rate by 5 percentage points from 24.7% last year to 19.7% as evidenced by our school’s chronic absenteeism data.

Strategy 1

Strengthening messaging to staff, students and families around attendance to school. Each stakeholder should be able to understand how daily attendance matters, not only for academic success, but because school offers an opportunity to develop social and emotional skills such as listening, paying attention, problem-solving and self-regulation, all which are needed to grow and learn.

Strategy 2

Understand root causes of student absenteeism. Strengthen programmatic responses to attendance barriers.

Strategy 3

Strengthen school team practices to monitor attendance data and determine need for intervention and additional support.