School Improvement and Innovation Plan
Outcome goals for this academic school year
School Innovation and Improvement Plan At-a-Glance 2023-2024
- Kilmer Middle School, Region 5
- Steven McFarlane, Principal
Middle School Algebra 1
Goal: All students enrolled in Algebra I in 23-24, who were enrolled in Math 7 during the 22-23 school year, will earn a verified credit in Algebra I at the conclusion of the 23-24 school year.
Improve teacher implementation of the Framework for Engaging & Student=Centered Mathematics Instruction
Increase teacher implementation of explicit instruction and other components of effective mathematics intervention
Increase systems of support during the school day, after school and summer to help students achieve success in mathematics
Middle School English and Language Arts
Goal: By June 2024, the percentage of seventh and eighth grade Hispanic students (including Hispanic students who are English Learners and English Learners with Disabilities) demonstrating proficiency on the Reading SOL will increase by at least 5 percentage points.
Maximize daily instruction and practice in word recognition, reading comprehension, and grammar (Lexia PowerUp)
Develop oral academic language skills with frequent opportunities to talk using conversation structures
Utilize small groups and intervention to increase opportunities for students who need more practice to master standards
Special Education Math
Goal: By the end of the 2023-2024 school year, Kilmer's Math Achievement Gap performance indicator for students with disabilities will improve at least 11% as measured by the middle school Standards of Accreditation. This goal will be the foundation for the 2024-2025 school year's measurable outcome of improving Kilmer's Math Achievement Gap performance indicator at least 5% as measured by the middle school Standards of Accreditation.
Improve teachers’ implementation of the Framework for Engaging & Student-Centered Mathematics Instruction.
Increase teacher implementation of explicit instruction and other components of effective mathematics intervention.
Increase systems of support during the school day, after school and summer to help students achieve success in mathematics.
Goal: By the end of the 2023-2024 school year, Kilmer's rate of chronic absenteeism will decrease from 12.9% to 9% and eliminate disproportionalities among subgroups
Increase opportunities for communication and engagement between families and school
Kilmer staff will develop and implement a multi-tiered system of supports for student attendance
Schoolwide emphasis on student belonging and building community.