Map Name: 2022-2023 Bowman County Elementary School Continuous Improvement Plan
Time Period: 5/1/2022 - 4/30/2023

We will foster students to believe in and achieve their full potential through a positive, student-centered, community-supported environment. 


Fostering student success in a changing world. 


Academics - Innovation - Character Development  

Align K-12 Curriculum
Bowman County Schools can use PLC's to vertically and horizontally align the curriculum that we offer.
Student Health
Bowman County Schools will partner with local mental health professionals to provide mental health support for our students and staff. The school will implement SEL screeners and interventions.
Access to Technology
If students have equitable access to technology, it will provide experiences to succeed at the next level.
  • Implement PLCs to horizontally align curriculum and create common curriculum and assessments.
  • Provide access to mental health support to our students in our schools.
  • Continue to provide and utilize technology in our curriculum to enhance student learning.
Critical Initiative
  • Collaborate and utilize data to drive classroom instruction.
  • Grades 4-12 meet weekly to vertically align ELA curriculum based off the North Dakota State Standards.
  • Grades K-3 meet weekly to align Standards-Based Grading rubrics and assessments.
Critical Initiative
  • Continue to provide a space for outside mental health providers in our school to lessen student absences.
  • Establish and maintain an elementary mentor program utilizing high school juniors/seniors.
Critical Initiative
  • Continue to utilize and refine the District's Technology Plan.
  • Use technology to enhance the learning of our students.
Key Measures
  • A 3-point rubric is established for each standard.
  • Improvement in standardized testing scores.
Key Measures
  • All students referred have a consistent mentor.
  • Decrease in student absences for appointments.
Key Measures
  • District has 1:1 student devices.
  • Efficient use of the device rotation plan.
  • Technology in classrooms are in working condition.
  • Technology infrastructure is up-to-date.
The Strategy Map has been created in collaboration with The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction and Cognia™.

All schools in North Dakota participate in a Continuous Improvement process. Continuous Improvement means examining a school’s current reality including demographics, culture, technology, finances, and academic progress, among many other factors. In addition, Continuous Improvement means looking into the future and predicting what may change – what will be different a year from now, or 10 years from now.


During the 2018-2019 school year, all schools in North Dakota participated in this Continuous Improvement journey. School personnel participated in training and collaborated with diverse stakeholders such as community members, teachers, parents and students to map out what the school’s priorities are, what the school’s objectives are and what critical initiatives needed to be implemented to achieve those objectives. This planning process resulted in a Strategy Map – a 3 to 5-year plan for the school.


It is important to note that the Strategy Map is a snapshot in time. It is documentation of what the school’s priorities were the past school year. In this case the Strategy Map below was captured and submitted on May 1, 2019. It is equally important to note that the Strategy Map below may have changed since its submittal. This is because priorities may have changed quickly depending on numerous factors. Factors can include, but are not limited to, a natural disaster, a high staff turn-over rate, or an influx or decrease of students. To obtain a copy of this schools current and update Strategy Map, please contact the local school administrator.

Please contact North Dakota's Department of Public Instruction with any questions and feedback via email to the following address: