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Accountability and flexibility are hallmarks of Gwinnett County Public Schools' success. Key to that success is ensuring that each school community understands the progress being made by its schools, as well as what plans will drive improvement. Each school creates a collaborative Local School Plan for Improvement (LSPI) to increase student achievement results, with targeted goals based on the four strategic priorities within the district’s Blueprint for the Future: Empathy, Equity, Effectiveness, and Excellence. All schools across the district will focus on goals 2A- Multi-tiered Systems of Support and 2B- Opportunity and Access. Additionally, schools are required to select one goal from each of the other strategic priorities. LSPI goals are dynamic, like our schools, and are updated to reflect changes that occur in schools. Multiple data points are used to determine areas needing improvement and to identify specific, measurable, annual objectives. Schools then determine how to use research-based strategies to achieve these goals, using flexibility as needed. The LSPI development process involves teachers, parents, students, and community members, so the entire school community has the opportunity to be involved in conversations about school improvement.


2023 - 2024 Local School Plan for Improvement (LSPI)

School: BRITT ELEMENTARY           Principal: Melissa Madsen

District Strategic Priorities/Goals Rationale Action Steps
(Implementation Design)
How will you measure growth?
Growth Factors (Baseline & Targets)
Empathy 1.B - Staff and Student Well Being

For students to achieve high levels, their well-being must be promoted through self-care, physical and mental health, and social and emotional learning.  

  1. Staff will implement the Character Strong resource during morning announcements and daily morning meeting times.  Training will be ongoing.
  2. Staff will be trained to implement Restorative Practices and conduct restorative circles when needed to reduce learning disruptions.
  3. Staff will implement SEL protocols as a component of instruction.
  4. The PBIS/SEL committee will monitor the effects of SEL implementation and determine staff development and the next steps.  

Increase the percentage of staff indicating positive responses on the Educational Effectiveness Survey on the following questions:

I receive training on instruction to support social-emotional learning.  

  • Staff SY 2023 Baseline 74%
  • Staff SY 2024 Target 84%

I incorporate social-emotional instruction into my daily instructional delivery.

  • Staff SY 2023 Baseline 93%
  • Staff SY 2024 Target 95%

I understand instructional strategies to support social-emotional learning objectives.

  • Staff SY 2023 Baseline 93%
  • Staff SY 2024 Target 95%
Equity 2.A - Multi-tiered System of Supports

Responsive processes matching academic and social-emotional resources to each and every student ensures that they are responding to instructional strategies and lessons.  Students who need additional support must be identified quickly and provided with appropriately designed instruction.

  1. Refine the processes of our MTSS team to be more responsive to students' needs and intervention supports. 
  2. Train staff in effective Tier I instructional strategies and components, formative assessments, data collection and analysis, lesson differentiation, and small group instruction.  
  3. Use diagnostic and AKS assessments to analyze Tier I instruction's strengths and weaknesses and identify the level of support needed for all students.
  4. Provide professional development on Tier I and Tier II academic and social-emotional instruction.  
  5. Provide teachers with resources to support Tier I, Tier II, and Tier III instruction.

We will increase the number of students scoring in Tier I on the IReady Reading and Mathematics Assessments.


2023 EOY Reading

2024 EOY Reading Target

2023 EOY Math

2024 EOY Math Target

Tier 1





Tier 2





Tier 3






We will increase the number of students scoring in the proficient and distinguished categories on the Milestones End of Grade Assessment.


2023 Milestone ELA

2024 Milestones ELA Target

2023 Milestones Math

2024 Milestones Math Target

Third Grade





Fourth Grade

26% 36%



Fifth Grade






Equity 2.B - Opportunity and Access

All students deserve equitable access to programs and activities that meet their academic, creative, and social-emotional needs, including enrichment, acceleration, computer science, athletic, visual, and performing arts.

  1. Use diagnostic testing to identify student needs and the appropriate interventions and enrichment.
  2. Develop extended learning time activities that accelerate and enrich students. 
  3. Increase opportunities for students to participate in enrichment activities and events like clubs and field trips.  

Increase the percentage of stakeholders indicating positive responses on the Educational Effectiveness Survey's High Standards and Expectations domain:

  • Staff SY 2023 Baseline 87%
  • Staff SY 2024 Target 95%
  • Student SY 2023 Baseline 72%
  • Student SY 2024 Target 82%
  • Family SY 2023 Baseline 77%
  • Family SY 2024 Target 87%
Effectiveness 3.A - Results-Based Evaluation System

Setting goals encapsulating the growth and accomplishments of the whole child or staff member is essential for defining focus, developing new behaviors, and promoting lifelong learning.  By targeting academic and behavioral data, staff can improve on what they do best, and students can develop motivation and purpose. 

  1. Designate specific times and days for grade-level collaboration on student achievement data and develop grade-level team action steps, including whole group, small group, and individual instruction.
  2. Refine teacher teams' analysis of student behavioral data to determine classroom and individual next steps.
  3. Implement classroom and student goal-setting to encourage growth and success.

Increase the percentage of stakeholders indicating positive responses  in the following domains on the Educational Effectiveness Survey:

Students:  Self Management

•    Student SY 2023 Baseline 55%
•    Student SY 2024 Target 65%

Staff: Clear and Shared Focus

•  Staff SY 2023 Baseline 90%
•  Staff SY 2024 Target 95%

Excellence 4.C - World-Class Communication and Engagement

Communication is how we understand each other and build confidence and trust.  World-class communication allows all stakeholders to work together. 

  1.  Send parent communication in preferred languages. 
  2. Increase opportunities for parents to share their ideas and opinions.
  3. Implement student leadership opportunities designed to focus on student voice. 
  4. Use social media and communication applications to increase parent involvement.  

Increase the percentage of parents, staff, parent, and student indicating positive responses on the Educational Effectiveness Survey in the Parent and Community Involvement domain and in the Collaboration and Communication domain (staff and parents only). 


Parent and Community Involvement

  • Staff SY 2023 Baseline 85%
  • Staff SY 2024 Target 95%
  • Parent SY 2023 Baseline 75%
  • Parent SY 2024 Target 80%
  • Student SY 2023 Baseline 70%
  • Student SY 2024 Target 80%

Collaboration and Communication

  • Staff SY 2023 Baseline 80%
  • Staff SY 2024 Target 90%
  • Parent SY 2023 Baseline 81%
  • Parent SY 2024 Target 90%


Family Engagement/Building Parent Capacity -

We will build our parents' capacity to support their children's academic achievement by implementing the activities identified in The Plan/The Promise.

  1. Our Parent Instructional Coordinator will train parents during Lunch and Learns and parent workshops on methods to help their child at home.  

We will increase the average number of parents participating in Title I Parent Workshops and Schoolwide Events.



2023 Participation

2024 Participation Target

Parent Workshops



Schoolwide Events