Map Name: 2023-2024 Will-Moore 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. 






At Will-Moore Elementary School we are respectful, responsible, safe and kind.

Personal Excellence
Students and staff will be immersed in experiences where building a culture of commitment to personal growth will result with a positive impact on self and others.
Learning Excellence
We strive for academic proficiency and growth for all students through challenging and relevant learning opportunities to inspire every student to achieve at high levels.
Operational Excellence
We will employ effective communication systems and partnerships, seeking ongoing input to improve operational effectiveness.
  • Inclusive practices: Honor who learners are, how they learn, and what they aspire to do.
  • MTSS-B/SEL/ISF - Supporting social & emotional needs of all through a tiered framework. n
  • Academic Growth MTSS-A: Empowering all learners to be choice ready through tiered system framework.
  • Professional Learning Communities: Staff working together to support all learners at all levels.
  • Standards-Based Education: Standards drive instruction so students can meet or exceed proficiency.
  • Communication of comprehensive plans: Feedback, evaluation & revision loop for optimal performance.
  • Human Capital Development: Employees learn & apply new learning
  • Partnerships: Connect with the community to enhance and enrich experiences for learners.
Critical Initiative
  • Continue social emotional core instruction using Second Step to fidelity.
  • Create systems and environments that provide timely support to students in need. Behavior intervention plans are written, fidelity checks and monitoring is occuring.
  • 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 objecives on IEPs by training staff, enhancing programming, and creating systems that ensure predictable staff responses.
  • Monitor and update ISF continuum and teach secure BPS for resources to all staff.
  • Provide professional learning in the area of SEL.
  • Training and reviewing SEL competencies for both students and staff (include trauma training, mental awareness, emotional intelligence, executive functioning skills, etc.)
Critical Initiative
  • Collaborative teams regularly interact to discuss curriculum and plan assessment and instruction.
  • Continue to build capacity through PLC structure to use proficiency scales to develop assessments and instructional strategies fro all subjects and all instructional levels.
  • Ensure that all students experience core instruction that is common across grade level that is sequenced and scoped in order to accommodate the timely school year.
  • Ensure that the curriculum and assessments adhere to the state standards.
  • Establish and communicate clear and consistent grading practices that are supportive of all learners.
  • Hold data reviews every 6-8 weeks to monitor the progress of learning on both ILPs and IEPs.
  • Professional Learning Communities: Staff working together to support all learners at all levels.
  • Provide framework & structure which promotes consistency & predictability without excess verbal instruction, then students will engage in learning and maintain an academically challenging environment.
  • Provide ongoing training on the Student Assistance Team (SAT) process and procedures to address concerns early on in the learning process.
  • Standards-Based Education: Standards drive instruction so students can meet or exceed proficiency.
  • Teams meet regularly to address common issues regarding curriculum, instruction, assessment and achievement of all students.
  • The school communicates a clear vision as to how teachers should address instruction.
Critical Initiative
  • Create and foster feedback from all stakeholders including students. Anonymous feedback from students and any stakeholders will be available through google forms.
  • Engage teachers in leadership opportunities such as Leadership team, ISF team, safety team, MTSS-A team, student council, etc. Teachers will have opportunities to provide feedback and input.
  • Increase parent and community involvement in the school. This includes activities, PTO, and communication.
  • Share data, reports, evidence at the school level with stakeholders to build trust and transparency. This includes reports such as budget, academic and behavior data.
  • Teachers have formal roles in the decision-making process regarding school initiatives.
  • The school provides teachers with clear ongoing evaluations of their pedagogical strengths and weaknesses that are based on multiple sources of data and are consistent with student achievement data.
Key Measures
  • SEL grades in PS
  • Walk-through/BECA data
Key Measures
  • ILP & IEP goals
  • MAP Scores
  • NDSA scores
  • PLC Notes/artifacts
  • SEL grades in PS
  • Standard-based grades
Key Measures
  • Climate survey/surveys
  • Evaluation tool & walk-through forms
Environmental Excellence
We will ensure a learning environment that is safe, respectful and that advances learning for every student.
  • Climate & Culture: Create an environment where all are safe, welcomed, & nurtured to reach potential.
  • Digital Learning & Practices: Develop digitally fluent learners.
  • School Safety - The students, staff, and parents perceive the school as safe and orderly. Create a safe environment for all to thrive.
Critical Initiative
  • All students and staff will review the Responsible Use Policy. This will be shared with each family.
  • "Create ""Will-Moore you know"" videos to share with our stakeholders. This should include procedures, routines, what is/is not a fix-it/bottom line."
  • "Create a ""new to school"" portfolio for new students and families outlining our beliefs, expectations, school song, map, staff list, etc. "
  • Create a committee to recognize the successes of the school. This should include assemblies, student & staff recognition, and plans to celebrate successes weekly/monthly.
  • Create a safety committee to review, update our procedures and routines. This committee will train all staff. This plan is to include health plans as well.
  • 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.
  • Staff and stakeholders will complete a survey from HRS and results should reflect the majority agree that the school environment is safe and orderly.
  • Train staff in positive reinforcement and acknowledgement system and utilize a system for tracking positive interactions.
Key Measures
  • Culture & Climate survey
  • ISF data reports
  • Stakeholder surveys
  • Tracking forms
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: