School Innovation and Improvement Plan

See our outcome goals for this academic school year

School Innovation and Improvement Plan At-a-Glance

  • 2020-21

  • Mark Twain Middle School

  • Region 3

  • Chuck Miller, Principal  

End-of-Year SMARTR Outcome: Student Achievement

By the end of the 2020-21 school year, students with disabilities  will increase their pass rate on the SOL by 15 percentage points resulting in an adjusted rate of at least 75% for English and 70% for Math

Strategy 1

Teachers will have a common understanding of high quality Tier 1 Instruction.

Strategy 2

MTSS framework will address  the academic, social-emotional, and behavioral needs of students. 

Strategy 3

Universal Screening tools and common  assessments will be used  to identify student interventions and enrichments.

End-of-Year SMARTR Outcome: Caring Culture

By the end of the 2020-2021 school year, the number of Twain students absent for more than 10% of the year will be no more than 7% of the total student population. 

Strategy 1

Teachers will use the Virtual Engagement Model to deliver instruction and provide academic support and rigor. 

Strategy 2

Students will complete weekly reflections, mindfulness activities, and organizational strategies in Learning Seminar. 

Strategy 3

Teachers  will use a structured protocol for identifying students in need of additional social and emotional support.   

End-of-Year SMARTR Outcome: Access and Opportunity

By the end of the 2023 School Year, Twain Middle School will successfully increase enrollment  in honor level courses for the identified student groups by 10 percentage points.  

Strategy 1

Staff and students will discuss equity topics through book discussions and No Place for Hate activities.

Strategy 2

Students will learn and develop critical thinking skills to embrace academic challenges in all curriculums.

Strategy 3

Teachers will review the enrollment process  to include and encourage participation for all students in honor courses. 


For additional information regarding this School Improvement Plan, please contact the school principal.