Each school is required to develop an annual school management plan that outlines its most salient goals and an action plan for the current school year. These plans are based on the school leadership team’s assessment of the school’s student data and aligned with the goal areas of the division’s six-year strategic plan. The development process includes the participation of the school’s advisory committee. School management and improvement planning is specified in the Virginia Standards of Quality. In addition, Arlington Public Schools supports this planning process as a best practice in promoting continuous improvement in each of its schools.