Map Name: 2023-2024 Pioneer 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, and leadership.

Personal Excellence
Data based behavior decisions supporting positive culture and climate throughout Pioneer (students, families, staff, & community)
Operational Excellence
We will employ effective communication systems and partnerships, seeking ongoing input, to improve operational effectiveness.
Environmental Excellence
We will ensure a learning environment that is safe and respectful and that advances learning for every student.
  • Establish and monitor a continuum of evidence based interventions at all MTSS levels.
  • Implement an evaluation growth model for teachers that encompasses BPS values (2.4).
  • Teachers have formal roles in the decision-making process regarding school initiatives (1.3)
  • School safety- the students, staff, and parents perceive the school environment as safe and orderly.
Critical Initiative
  • Continue social/emotional core instruction using Second Step to fidelity across all grade levels.
  • Establish and monitor a continuum of evidence-based interventions at all MTSS levels that result in early identification, implementation, using data-based decision making.
  • Meet behavior goals and objectives on IEPs by training staff, enhancing programming and creating systems that ensure predictable staff responses.
  • Provide professional learning in the area of SEL using PBIS framework.
Critical Initiative
  • Engage teachers in the evaluation model by increasing feedback and aligning it to specific criteria in the teacher evaluation rubrics.
  • Identify leadership opportunities for staff and students to provide input and have formal roles in decision-making structures.
  • Teachers have formal rolls in the decision making process regarding school initiatives.
  • Track decisions made by the school team using a matrix so staff can be clear on decision-making structures.
Critical Initiative
  • Cultivate effective school, family, and community partnerships.
  • Effective school, family and community partnerships include collaboration of families, schools, and communities in improving learning for all students.
  • Identify and implement strategies to foster welcoming and supportive school environments.
  • Improve communication to all stakeholders on safety processes and procedures.
Key Measures
  • BOQ
  • MTSS tiered data and related interventions.
  • SEL grades.
  • Tier 2 BPS behavior training
Key Measures
  • Annual evaluations
  • Decision Matrix
  • HRS level one survey
  • Monthly Coach/Principal/Peer Feedback Rounds
  • Walk throughs
Key Measures
  • Family Engagement events (Schedule)
  • Home/School communications
  • HRS level one survey
  • Monthly school newsletter to parents.
  • Parent Survey
  • Student survey
  • Student survey
Learning Excellence
We will promote academic excellence through challenging and relevant learning opportunities that engage and inspire every student to achieve at high levels.
  • The school communicates a clear vision as to how teachers should address instruction.
Critical Initiative
  • Refine and clarify a clear instructional framework to guide teachers in effective teaching strategies. (2.1)
  • The school communicates a clear vision as to how teachers should address instruction.
  • Use an observation tool to collect and analyze classroom observation data related to instruction.
Key Measures
  • BPS Sharepoint walkthrough tool
  • Danielson's Framework for Teaching
  • Instructional Framework
  • School professional growth goal
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: