2022-2023 ESSER III/School Innovation and Improvement Plan

Outcome goals for this academic year.

School Improvement and Innovation Plan At-a-Glance

  • 2022-2023 

  • Woodburn Elementary School

  • Region 2

  • Katy Richman, Principal

  • Elizabeth Watson, Assistant Principal


The Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER III) is a federal grant which requires that spending be used in specific areas. Part of the Fairfax County Public Schools spending plan identifies funding to be used for Unfinished Learning and Student Academic and Social, Emotional, Mental Health (Wellness) Needs. Schools have been given funding allocations to support the academic and wellness needs of students. Schools are required to create plans in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Wellness highlighting the strategies they will use to support these areas using their ESSER III funding. These strategies are shown below.

ESSER III English Language Arts Strategies

Outcome:  Ensure students are making sufficient progress to be on grade level in English Language Arts.

Goal: By June 2023, students in Grades 1-6 at risk for literacy (those students scoring at or below the 39th percentile on the fall iReady reading screener) will achieve 1.5 year's worth of growth (150%) in their literacy skills from the fall to the spring as measured by the growth ratio in the iReady reading screener in order to support closing the achievement gap in literacy. By June 2023, 85% of Kindergarten students at risk for literacy (as measured by the PALS-K screener) will have met the spring benchmark for the PALS screener.


  • Strategy 1:  Provide daily, systematic, explicit instruction in phonological awareness, phonics, and morphology in the core language arts block.
  • Strategy 2:  Ensure targeted practice opportunities for every student and additional time for those students who need more practice.
  • Strategy 3:  Increase time dedicated to foundational skills instruction and practice (print concepts, phonological awareness, phonics, word recognition, and fluency) in the core language arts block.

ESSER III Mathematics Strategies

Outcome:  Ensure students are making sufficient progress to be on grade level in Mathematics.


  • K-2: By the end of the SY 2022-23, 100% of students will show profficiency in grade level counting standards as measured by the district created diagnostic assessments.
  • 3-6: The unadjusted pass rate for the 2022-2023 Math SOL will improve from 54% to 70%.


  • Strategy 1:  Students will deepen their math understanding by sharing and comparing strategies when engaging in whole and small group conversations. (Shift 4)
  • Strategy 2:  Teachers will look for students thinking to determine understanding. (Shift 8)
  • Strategy 3: Teachers will partner with families to share evidenced based math practices that can support math learning at home and school.

ESSER III Wellness Strategies

Outcome: Ensure students feel safe, included, and supported in the school environment.

Goal: By the end of the 2022-2023 school year, our school will utilize Responsive Classroom practices and the Second Step curriculum to effectively build relationships and teach self-management subskills, increasing schoolwide scores on the self-management topic of the SEL Screener by at least 10%, from 33-43 percent favorable.


  • Strategy 1:  Implement Responsive Classroom Best Practices and Strategies schoolwide.
  • Strategy 2:  Woodburn will implement the Second Step curriculum, grades K-6, to provide explicit instruction on four units that will develop students self-management skills and strategies.
  • Strategy 3:  The MTSS behavior/wellness team will provide targeted social and emotional support to students that fall within Tier II and Tier III.

Portrait of a Graduate Strategies

Goal: By the end of SY 2022-23, 100% of grade 4 will show growth as communicators. Growth will be measured through analysis of transcripts and videos using skill-based POG rubrics.

Students will grow in the following skills:

  • Employs active listening strategies to advance understanding.
  • Speaks in a purposeful manner to inform, influence, motivate, or entertain listeners.


  • Strategy 1:  Collaborative teams will align content knowledge and skills with the communicator POG attribute.
  • Strategy 2:  Teachers will design and faciliate opportunities that elevate student voice and increase student engagement.

For questions about our School Innovation and Improvement Plan, please contact Ms. Richman

Complete ESSER School Funding Plans