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

Build educational experiences that touch our learners' wills, hearts, and minds.


Embrace collaboration, empower self, navigate obstacles, communicate confidently, support one another


We believe all students have the right to partner with us in making decisions regarding their education and curricular options. We will educate students using rigorous curriculum so that our graduates are ready to be employed , enlisted, or enrolled.  

Professional Learning
Provide personalized, professional learning for staff, allowing them to choose what best fits their practice.
We will build educational, personalized educational experiences that will meet the needs of learners in a safe environment.
  • Continue professional development with Multi-Tier Systems of Support and the Science of Reading.
  • Offer a variety of professional learning opportunities to meet the health and wellness needs of staff.
  • Provide professional development opportunities for staff to learn how to meet the social/emotional needs of the students.
  • Common planning time among staff will be implemented daily.
  • Intentionally schedule intervention time for students at the Tier 3 level.
  • Provide personalized learning in which students learn at their individual levels.
Critical Initiative
  • Provide professional learning opportunities for all staff to work collaboratively.
  • Staff will participate in a book study and training focused on understanding the social/emotional needs of students as they relate to trauma.
  • Staff will participate in professional development throughout the year, detailing progress with Multi-Tier Systems of Support, assessment data, and the intervention programs currently in place.
Critical Initiative
  • Incorporate Multi-Tier Systems of Support at all elementary levels.
  • Teachers will collaborate in grade level teams to review data and plan lessons accordingly based on student need.
  • Teachers will purposefully design and plan lessons according to the learning needs of the students.
Key Measures
  • Staff feedback.
  • Staff participation and feedback.
  • Use data from STAR and benchmark assessments.
Key Measures
  • Staff feedback.
  • Use assessment data and feedback from students.
  • Use data from STAR and benchmark assessments.
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: