School Innovation and Improvement Plan (SIIP)


Bailey’s Elementary School for the Arts and Sciences

Julie Easa, Principal

Please contact the principal or front office for the full copy of the Title I Schoolwide Plan

End of Year SMARTR Outcome:  Literacy Instruction

  • By June 2019, 80% of students K-2 will make at least one year of growth according to the DRA2.

  • By June 2019, 80% of PreK students entering Kindergarten (FECEP/HeadStart/PreSchool) will know 12 or more uppercase letters, 9 or more lowercase letters, and score 5 or more on name writing assessment (FCPS PreK Expectations).

Strategy 1:  

Monitor literacy growth for all students


  • Round Table 15 min (RT-15) imbedded into CLT meetings throughout the year (as needed / at least monthly)

  • Look at student writing in CLTs and name and determine next teaching point

  • Review data to form focus groups (students with similar needs:  plan, teach, monitor, assess) in CLTs starting in September around reading, writing. oral language

  • Students not making expected progress (not meeting quarterly benchmarks, unsuccessful Tier 1 interventions, pre-identified Tier 2 & 3 students, etc) will be monitored through MTSS

Strategy 2:  

Implement Word Study throughout the Language Arts workshops


  • Professional development (PD) embedded into CLTs / Labsites

  • Set School-wide expectations around: structure, time, content, assessment, context

  • Quarterly check-in and feedback from teachers, check data, transfer to reading and writing

Strategy 3: 

Implement Shared Reading and Interactive Read Aloud during the Language Arts workshop.


  • Continue to plan for Shared Reading(SR)/Interactive Read Aloud (IRA) during CLTs (Prek-1) throughout the year

  • PD around SR/IRA (small and whole group) and plan at CLTs (2nd) (focus on thinking deeply about text) (increasing student oral engagement at all language levels)

  • Focus parent/family engagement around the impact of reading:  reading aloud, conversation, storytelling, questioning, take home reading


End of Year SMARTR Outcome:  Math Instruction

  • By June 2019, 80% of all K-2 students will make at least one years worth of growth according to the AVMR Addition and Subtraction Rubric.

  • By June 2019, 80% of PreK students entering Kindergarten (FECEP/HeadStart/PreSchool Special Ed) will rote count to 20 and ascribe numerals to dot patterns up to 5.

Strategy 1:

Implement targeted small group instruction within the math workshop.


  • Implement differentiated stations with learning targets that are engaging and purposeful.

  • Engage in job embedded professional development around moving kids along the numeracy continuum.

  • Utilize the MTSS process to identify and monitor student progress.

Strategy 2:

Increase professional learning around the stages of early arithmetical learning.


  • Teachers will engage in professional learning including:

    1. Advantage Math Recovery (AVMR) Course 1

    2. Advantage Math Recovery (AVMR) Course 2

    3. Learning About Numbers in Kindergarten (LANK)

    4. Numeracy Collaborative

    5. Before School Professional Development (Workshop Wednesdays)

Strategy 3:  

Implement strategies to support language learning in math.


  • Incorporate sentence frames in math stations

  • Develop math word wall

  • Broaden word of the week

  • Preview math vocabulary during calendar math or morning meeting


End of Year SMARTR Outcome:  STEM / CETA

  • By June 2019, Bailey’s will move from partial to full in the area of professional development as measured by Bailey’s STEM  continuum of implementation rubric

  • By June 2019, Bailey’s will move from partial to full on the Kennedy Center CETA continuum.

  • By June 2019 at least 10 staff members will receive a Kennedy Center CETA Certificate of Study.

STEM Strategy 1:

Increase knowledge and communication with staff and families around STEM.


  • Use social media, school website, News You Choose, parent liaisons, and school staff  to disseminate information about STEM learning opportunities in the community and highlight STEM at Bailey’s. #BaileysSTEM

STEM Strategy 2:

Ensure resources and professional development opportunities are available to staff in order to promote STEM integration in the classroom.

  • Professional Development around school-wide STEM definition and understanding at BOY and Workshop Wednesdays.

  • Professional Development around STEM integration into the classroom.

  • STEM bins containing building materials will be created and made available for classroom teachers to check out and use in the classroom twice within the 2018-2019 school year.

  • Use academic vocabulary to create meaningful STEM experiences that promote cross-curricular connections.

  • Develop a database of engineers from the community to serve as partners and career models in STEM education.

CETA Strategy 1:

Increase CETA communication and implementation.


  • Create Bailey’s CETA Certificate of Study cohort.

  • Use Bailey’s Primary ES Google Community to create staff buy in (share resources, examples of CETA happening in the classroom, things learned at workshops).

  • Increase presence on social media #BaileysCETA.

  • Increase communication around The Kennedy Center’s Certificate of Study (specifically collaborative submissions and past celebrations).


Please contact the principal or front office for the full copy of the Title I Schoolwide Plan.