School Innovation & Improvement Plan

An at-a-glance look at outcome goals for this academic school year

Fairfax County Public Schools

School Innovation and Improvement Plan

  •  2023-2024
  • Thomas A. Edison High School
  • Region 3
  • Amanda Burke, Principal

Strategic Goal 3: Academic Growth and Excellence

Growth and Performance in Coursework Strategies

Outcome:  By the end of the 2023-2024 SY, students with disabilities and English Learners will increase their annual pass rate within English, Math, and Science SOLs by 10%. 

Strategy 1: Expand the use of accessible assessments based on students' individual needs.

Strategy 2: Expand a culture of shared responsibility where collaborative teams ensure the learning for every student.

Strategy 3: Strengthen differentiation by designing and implementing effective scaffolds.


Evidence of Progression Towards or Successful Completion of Advanced Coursework Strategies

Outcome: By the end of the 2023-2024 SY, the success rate (final grade of C- or above) in advanced courses of SWD and English Language Learners will increase by 10% within those individual subgroups.

Strategy 1: Increase instruction that focuses on student growth rather than meeting minimal proficiency standards.

Strategy 2: Ensure that English Language Learners (EL) are enrolled in grade-level courses with non-EL peers.

Strategy 3: Monitor student data and use data to determine the need for intervention and additional support.


Chronic Absenteeism Strategies

Outcome: By the end of the 2023-2024 school year, Edison's chronic absenteeism rate will improve from 20.9% to 17% by the end of the school year. 

Strategy 1: Strengthen school team practices to monitor attendance data and determine need for intervention and additional support.

Strategy 2: Strengthening messaging to staff, students and families around attendance to school.  Each stakeholder should be able to understand how daily attendance matters, not only for academic success but because school offers an opportunity to develop social and emotional skills such as listening, paying attention, problem-solving, and self-regulation, all of which are needed to grow and learn.

Strategy 3: Use Talking Points as a way for EL families to report student absences.


College, Career, and Civic Readiness Index (CCCRI) Strategies

Outcome:  Being developed

Strategy 1: Being developed

Strategy 2: Being developed

Strategy 3: Being developed