School Innovation & Improvement Plan

Outcome goals for this academic school year

School Innovation and Improvement Plan At-a-Glance

  • 2019-2020

  • Keene Mill Elementary School

  • Region 4

  • Renee Miller, Principal 

End of Year SMARTR Outcome

Pass rates for students with disabilities will increase from 76% to 85% in reading and math on state/district summative assessments.

Strategy 1

Teachers will provide concentrated, rigorous, and relevant core instruction to ensure that all students access grade level essential standards.

Strategy 2

Teacher teams will provide academic support by monitoring, with fidelity, the progress of all students and provide research-based intervention to guarantee access to essential standards.


End of Year SMARTR Outcome

By June 2020, 100% of students will increase at least 1 level from baseline data in two attributes of the FCPS Portrait of a Graduate (POG) Creative and Critical Thinker  (C&CT) student self-assessment as measured by the FCPS teacher scoring guide. 

Strategy 1

Teachers plan POG-integrated instruction and provide at least two inquiry-based learning opportunities each quarter for students to develop C&CT skills across content areas.

Strategy 2

Teachers will use POG Creative and Critical Thinking lessons, common language, conversation cards, anchor charts, and resources to make C&CT explicit to students.

Strategy 3

Teachers will assess POG-integrated instruction using end of day question cards and quarterly student self-assessments.



End of Year SMARTR Outcome

The percent of families who agree that they receive enough information from Keene Mill Elementary School about what they can do at home to help their child improve his or her learning will increase to 90% on the 2021 FCPS Family Engagement Survey as compared with the 2019 FCPS Family Engagement Survey.

Strategy 1

Continue to build collaborative relationships and two-way communication between families and the school as active partners for the purpose of increasing positive outcomes for student success and development.

  • Offer a Principal’s Coffee on the evening of September 26 to analyze data from the 2019 Family Engagement Survey, to  identify areas of improvement and possible causes, and to generate potential solutions 

  • Provide a digital suggestion box on the school website to enable families to share anonymous feedback

  • Collaborate with PTA to increase family engagement through a Family Engagement Series of evening meetings focused on Portrait of a Graduate, Wellness, Equity, Online Resources/Tech Tools, and Level IV AAP Curriculum

  • Share information on topics such as study skills, organization tips, family communication, digital balance,  and social and emotional skills with families through the weekly KMES News & Notes News You Choose email.

  • Grade level teams will add a section titled “How to Help your Child at Home” to their monthly newsletters and Blackboard sites.