Map Name: 2022-23 Wheatland Colony School Continuous Improvement Plan
Time Period: 5/1/2022 - 5/31/2023



Engaging students in a world class education preparing them for lifelong success.


Every student who attends and engages in learning will succeed.

Standards Alignment
Aligning curriculum to the North Dakota State Standards will increase teacher effectiveness and student achievement.
Climate & Culture
Building positive student and staff relationships will improve mental health, behaviors, and academic achievement.
Transition Readiness
Implementing personalized learning instruction will improve student readiness for the next level.
  • K-8 curriculum will be aligned to North Dakota State Standards.
  • Develop and implement the growth mindset to support students and staff.
  • Students will met or exceed grade level expectations or make expected gains.
Critical Initiative
  • K-8 teachers will participate in content specific PLC's to map and align curriculum.
  • The district will provide guidance related to analyzing student data.
  • The Instructional Strategist/Teacher/Principal will analyze student data to identify trends in standards not assessed or not being met.
Critical Initiative
  • All Special Education staff will be proficient in completing Functional Behavior Assessments and Behavior Intervention Plans to support appropriate student behaviors.
  • Implement growth mindset instruction in our classrooms.
  • Provide staff with growth mindset professional development.
Critical Initiative
  • All grade levels will utilize the Key Links Guided Reading Curriculum for each student until the student completes the final level of the curriculum.
  • Students in grades 4-8 will be cross grouped on achievement levels for skill instruction in Reading.
  • Students in grades 4-8 will use Reading Plus as part of their ELA program.
Key Measures
  • Collected data from teachers.
  • Grade level curriculum maps
  • iReady Diagnostics
  • North Dakota State Assessments
  • Standards Based Assessments
  • STAR Reading & Math Standards Report
Key Measures
  • Educator Survey
  • Increase student behavioral/self-regulation skills
  • Student Engagement Survey
Key Measures
  • Reading Plus Benchmark Assessment
  • Reading Plus Skill Summary Report
  • Rigby Assessment
  • STAR Early Literacy
  • STAR Reading
Integrating technology tools into instruction will prepare students with 21st century skills.
  • Students will use available technology to create products aligned to curriculum.
Critical Initiative
  • Students in grades K-8 will utilize interactive electronic curriculum.
  • Students will complete assignments on various platforms and submit them electronically.
Key Measures
  • Data Feedback from Programs
  • Student work
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: