Map Name: 2023-2024 Dorothy Moses Elementary School Continuous Improvement Plan
Time Period: 5/1/2023 - 4/30/2024

Together, our strong relationships build inclusive, collaborative, and innovative environments that create agency and inspire a passion for learning, excellence, and discovery.


Empower every learner to thrive.


Inclusion, Excellence, Innovation, Leadership

Culture and Climate
Part of a foundation of continuous improvement is built upon positive and productive culture and climate that fosters leadership at all levels of the system
Learning Environment
Safe environments for students and staff are vital. We will continue to build capacity to develop Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) to prevent/remediate academic and behavioral concerns.
Academic Success
We strive for proficiency and growth in all academic areas
  • Create, implement & sustain a leadership culture focused on continuous learning and coaching.
  • Cultivate relationships based on strong communication, collaboration, transparency, and trust.
  • Organize student clubs
  • Inclusive Practices
  • MTSS - Behavior
  • Professional Learning
  • School-Based Mental Health
  • Effective Teaching Practices
  • MTSS - Academics
  • Professional Learning
Critical Initiative
  • Backwards map action steps to ensure effective lines of communication with input from multiple stakeholders
  • Implement Staff Wellness Program
  • Organize Student Clubs
Critical Initiative
  • Building Leadership will refine and implement plans aimed at building Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 systems and supports.
  • Classroom Management professional learning
  • Continue partnership with a therapeutic service provider to provide play therapy, family therapy, and individual trauma focused therapy
  • Development of Skills Center to provide academic and social/emotional supports for at-risk students
  • Implementation of periodic professional learning opportunities in coordianation with WCHSC and BPS SSS staff.
  • Meet behavior goals and objectives on IEPs by training staff, enhancing programming and creating systems that ensure predictable staff responses.
  • Regularly collect pertinent data to tier behaviors
Critical Initiative
  • Continue to build capacity through PLC structure to align scope and sequence, prioritize standards, develop assessments and proficiency scales for all core subjects.
  • Curriculum Map Review
  • Leaders ensure alignment of resources necessary to implement effective systems - this includes: shared vision, prevention focus, culture, PD, schedule, resources, communication, and team development
  • Moses Instructional Model
  • MTSS framework includes a school-wide system of instruction and interventions to ensure student success.
  • Reflection on practice, peer observations, and self assessments
  • Teaching and Learning Protocols for teacher reflection in PLCs
Key Measures
  • culture survey
  • fidelity checks
  • wellness survey
Key Measures
  • at risk report
  • resource assessment
  • results from 5 data reviews
  • weekly behavior reports
Key Measures
  • fidelity checks
  • peer observations and reflection
  • professional growth (evaluations)
  • reflection and observations
  • results from 5 data reviews
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: