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

West Fargo Public Schools aligns instructional practices and resources to create a nurturing, learner-centered environment. Learners are empowered to develop knowledge, skills, and dispositions to thrive in a rapidly changing world.


Educating all learners for tomorrow’s world.


Self-efficacy & agency, Relationships, Guaranteed & Viable Curriculum, Assessment & Feedback, Goal Setting & Reflection, Pathways & Pacing

Choice Ready
Establish strategic supports to build learner efficacy and agency.
Implement systematic processes and learning to guide meaningful relationships.
Utilize instructional framework and curriculum to guide instruction and support through continued learning and coaching.
  • All learners are empowered to identify their passions, skills, and purpose, set goals, and determine a personalized pathway
  • All learners and educators are engaged in safe and compassionate learning environments that foster collaborative relationships and their well-being.
  • All learners are empowered to think critically, reflect, communicate, and achieve academic proficiency across all content areas and develop their POG
Critical Initiative
  • Elementary learners will demonstrate the dispositions to be college, career ready, and life ready.
  • Middle school learners will demonstrate the dispositions to be college, career ready, and life ready.
  • Support learners to acquire essential skills and participate in activities or experiences based on North Dakota’s Choice Ready framework.
Critical Initiative
  • Ensure access to elementary health curriculum and utilize evidence-based approaches for improving health outcomes in certain high-needs schools.
  • Establish baseline efforts to support educator wellness using a multi-vectored approach that recognizes different facets of wellness.
  • Provide professional learning and systemic development to improve relationships between educators, learners, and their families.
  • Utilize a tiered system of support as a framework for school- and district-wide positive behavioral supports and continue related professional learning opportunities.
  • Utilize a tiered system of support to provide a continuum of social, emotional, and behavioral learning.
Critical Initiative
  • Establish grading practices aligned to the guaranteed and viable curriculum: course scope & sequence and proficiency scales.
  • Establish protocols for learners to collect evidence of the profile of a graduate dispositions.
  • Establish protocols for learners to complete the activities and documentation required for Choice Ready.
  • "Utilize the instructional framework and GVC for ELA to guide instruction and educator support through continued professional learning, development of resources, and instructional coaching. "
  • Utilize the instructional framework and GVC for Mathematics to guide instruction and educator support through continued professional learning, development of resources, and instructional coaches.
Key Measures
  • Choice Ready Data
  • Dispositions defined in mult instructional methods
  • Dispositions visible
  • Instructional Coaching Support
  • Teachers and learners using dispositions daily.
Key Measures
  • Bucket Filler Participation
  • Connection Circles daily
  • Empathic Interviews
  • Instructional Coaching Support
  • NDSA Engagement Surveys
  • Panorama
Key Measures
  • differentiated small group instruction
  • Instructional Coaching Support
  • Math Interventionist
  • NDSA (North Dakota State Assessment)
  • Reading Interventionists
  • Standards-based achievement
  • STAR
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: