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

Fargo Public Schools is committed to excellence through an equitable student-centered learning environment supported by positive collaboration with students, staff, parents, school, and community.


Educating and empowering all students to succeed.


By providing a supportive and positive learning environment, all student can learn.  Positive partnerships with students, parents, and community support building efforts ensuring students receive effective, rigorous instruction where student make data-driven decisions impacting learning achievement.

School Culture and Safety
Create a supportive and positive school climate.
Tiered Instruction
Empower all students to grow and achieve proficiency of the district's content standards and graduate Choice Ready.
Establish community partnerships for student academic and social-emotional growth and communication with internal and external stakeholders to build community trust and support.
  • Create environments that are physically and psychologically safe for students and adults.
  • Develop and implement educationally just district processes so each student graduates with their ninth-grade cohort, Choice Ready.
  • Develop and implement educationally just district processes so each student is provided resources and supports to master essential learning outcomes.
  • Create outreach systems to the community through partnerships and communications channels.
Critical Initiative
  • Coordinate therapeutic mental health supports with community providers.
  • Expand intercultural capacity to serve all student and staff groups to reach parity in outcomes
  • Implement and utilize Pre-K-12 Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS).
  • Implement and utilize researched based environmental supports and classroom management programs, such as The Catalyst Approach.
  • Implement and utilize Restorative Practices.
  • Implement and utilize safety protocols in accordance with the District Emergency Management plan.
  • Implement and utilize Trauma Informed Practices.
  • Implement and utilize Trauma Informed Response to Crisis (Ukeru).
Critical Initiative
  • Deploy a comprehensive K-12 career development plan that supports all learners to engage in cohesive and responsive career education activities that align for Choice Ready measures.
  • Develop a plan to integrate inclusive support structures for special education students and English learners.
  • Embed the professional learning community practices that focus on learning, collaboration, and results.
  • Implement a guaranteed and viable curriculum through standards-based education that utilizes researched based high impact instructional strategies across all tiered learning environments.
  • Implement a standards-based education that utilizes research-based, high-impact instructional strategies across all tiered learning environments.
  • Implement a whole child multi-tiered system of supports that includes a full continuum of academic, social, emotional, and behavioral wellness supports.
  • Integrate technology within the curriculum to optimize the learning of each student.
  • Staff will demonstrate their ability to complete FBAs that meet the necessary components as measured by the Technical Adequacy Tool for Evaluation.
  • Utilize Professional Learning Community practices that focus on learning, collaboration, and results.
Critical Initiative
  • Create and utilize opportunities for teachers to work directly with business and industry partners to bridge the school curriculums with experiences needed in today's world of work.
  • Establish communication and engagement with the community at large.
  • Establish effective communication between school, parents, and families utilizing a variety of communication channels and messages in the languages of the stakeholders.
  • Establish effective internal communication systems.
  • Foster positive partnerships with local government agencies, colleges and universities and community organizations for overall student success.
Key Measures
  • Approaches to Learning Data - Elementary
  • Behavior Reporting Form Data
  • Benchmarks of Quality (BoQ)
  • Catalyst Coaching Log
  • Catalyst Implementation Survey
  • Catalyst Teacher Certification Roster
  • Catalyst Training Roster
  • District Learning Walks
  • District School Culture & Climate Survey Results
  • Guidelines for Success - Secondary
  • IDI pre and post assessment growth measures
  • Principal growth and development plan
  • Restorative Practice Training Roster
  • SEL Lesson Monitoring Data
  • Trauma-Sensitive Schools Training Roster
  • Ukeru Training Roster
Key Measures
  • Attendance Report
  • Behavior Reporting Form Data
  • Choice Ready Indicator Data
  • District Learning Walks
  • Essential Learning Outcome Report (ELO)
  • Formative & Summative Assessments
  • Guidelines for Success data
  • iObservation Evaluation Tool
  • MTSS Report
Key Measures
  • CTE Advisory Boards
  • FPS Foundation Donations
  • Media Data
  • Mental Health Partnerships
  • Parent Survey
  • Social Media Data
  • Staff Survey
  • Website and newsletter analytics.
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: