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

to develop critical, innovative thinking skills; positive self-esteem; academic achievement; and responsible attitudes


to empower students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to meet global challenges


students can learn; are unique individuals; parents are responsible for preparing them to learn; set in a positive school environment; high standards; continuously assessing and improving; global curriculum; stakeholders have a united responsibility to keep students at the center of decision-making

Professional Development
Implementing professional development for staff will increase student engagement in the classroom.
Student Engagement
Increasing students' engagement in their education will improve their own accountability and overall achievement in the classroom.
  • Provide staff relevant training on strategies and technology to increase student engagement
  • Provide students with relevant learning experiences that will require them to be invested learners.
Critical Initiative
  • Align needs and interests with resources available
  • Arrange for training opportunities with available resources within time and money restraints
  • Gather and analyze data on staff needs and interests
  • Provide staff with training opportunites
Critical Initiative
  • Gather and analyze data from student feedback (surveys).
  • Provide professional learning to staff on relevant strategies and technology integration.
Key Measures
  • Staff Feedback
  • Staff/Student Feedback
  • Training Evaluation
Key Measures
  • Classroom Observations
  • Climate and Culture Survey
  • Staff Feedback
  • Student Engagement Survey
  • Student Feedback
  • Yearly Evaluations
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: