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

To develop our students' academic, physical, social, personal, creative & career potential.


To provide educational opportunities and experiences to empower all students.

  • High expectations for our students and staff
  • Provide a safe and supportive learning environment
  • Love and support our students
  • Believe all students can learn
  • Communicate with kindness & compassion
  • Nurture enthusiasm
  • Passion for teaching
  • Develop positive relationships
Technology Implementation
Implementation of technology in the classroom. Access to devices for all students in grades pk-6th grade.
Data Use
Use data to drive decision making. Data in NWEA is looked at in the fall, winter, and spring. NDSA is looked at each spring.
Grading Practices
Work towards common grading practices in all content and all levels.
  • Enhance our curriculum by adding coding and digital citizenship.
  • Offer professional development in the use of technology in all classrooms.
  • Review and analyze data for student expected growth and proficiency.
  • Implement 'common' grading practices.
Critical Initiative
  • Conduct training in the use of technology in classrooms as part of our professional development.
  • "Implement ""Kahn Academy"" and ""Typing Agent"" to teach students coding skills. "
  • "Use ""Common Sense"" to promote digital citizenship."
Critical Initiative
  • Analyze data minimally at the beginning, middle, and end of the academic year.
  • Data discussion as part of the grade level PLCs.
  • Use data transparently to make decisions.
Critical Initiative
  • Create standards based assessments, rubrics, and report cards.
  • Educate stakeholders on standards based grading.
  • Educate stakeholders on standards based report cards.
  • Separate achievement from behavior/work ethic.
Key Measures
  • Certificates of achievement.
  • Completion reports.
  • ELEOT Observations.
  • Professional development plan.
  • Progess reports from Kahn Academy and Typing Agent
  • Unit assessments and certificates of achievement.
Key Measures
  • Data reports.
  • MTSS
  • NWEA, NDSA, and other data sources.
  • PLC meeting notes.
  • Professional development plan.
  • Stakeholder surveys.
  • Student data portfolio.
Key Measures
  • Citizenship section on report cards.
  • District website
  • Parent sign and return informational letter.
  • Parents will sign and return informational letter.
  • PowerSchool
  • Powerschool.
  • Report Cards
  • Stakeholder survey.
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: