2023-2024 School Innovation and Improvement Plan
Outcome goals for this academic year.
2023-2024 Hughes MS | Region 1
Dr. Herman Mizell, Principal
English Language Arts Strategies
Outcome: Ensure students are making sufficient progress to be on grade level in English Language Arts.
Whole school intervention and support - Lexia Power Up and School wide read (Tier 1).
Reading support and intervention for students identified using Reading Inventory (Tier 2) who are not enrolled in a reading intervention class.
English Learning Labs (Tier 3).
Outcome: Ensure students are making sufficient progress to be on grade level in Mathematics.
Whole school intervention and support - Mathspace (Tier 1).
Math support and intervention for students identified using classroom assessment data (Tier 2).
Math Learning Labs for students identified via the Math Inventory who are not enrolled in a math remediation course (Tier 3).
Outcome: Ensure students feel safe, included, and supported in the school environment.
Leverage Connections (SEL period) to support all students' social-emotional health.
Community Building Circles - Restorative Justice Tier 1
Increase school spirit and student family voice opportunities.
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.
Portrait of a Graduate (POG)
Outcome: All students will complete a POG Presentation of Learning (POL) by 2025-26.
Teachers will plan for direct instruction on communication skills and use IB rubrics to assess student learning in these communication-focused areas.
Teachers will incorporate formative opportunities for students to practice and receive feedback on communication skills in advance of unit summative assessments.
Students will receive instruction via our Connections (Advisory) on how they will complete these required growth reflections at the end of the school year.