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

Ashley Public School students are respectful, inquiring, accountable, and independent.


Reaching full potential through learning, doing, and applying.


We believe: students come first, high quality teaching and learning are the keys to student success, a safe learning environment supports student success, and a successful school includes effective leadership, accountability, and an engaged community.

Infrastructure & Facility
If available resources are optimized to support development, then we ensure a safe learning environment for stakeholders, and guarantee long-term plans for financial and physical capacity.
Academic excellence
If we improve school wide systems to support academic outcomes and foster personal development through social, emotional, behavioral services; then we ensure safe and positive school environments.
Staff development/support
If we provide new teachers training, support, and orientation materials, then we ensure their success, as well as developing and providing meaningful professional development.
  • Develop & implement a plan that addresses a projected decline in enrollment and prioritizes services
  • Optimize available resources to maximize student learning and infrastructure.
  • Elementary students will improve their reading fluency and comprehension.
  • To help students clearly understand the school rules and consequences associated with them.
  • Foster effective/meaningful professional growth to innovate, improve, and adapt teaching methods.
  • Invest in first year teachers and staff new to the district.
Critical Initiative
  • Consult with the School District CPA.
  • Maintain and Support infrastructure which meets the needs of the parents, students, and staff.
  • Make improvements that are sustainable, cost-effective, timely, within budget, and match goals set forth by stakeholders.
  • Maximize revenue from federal, state, and local sources.
  • Prioritize resources according to most critical needs
  • Use century code and/or regulations to address projected decline in enrollment
Critical Initiative
  • Dedicate more time to clarifying guidelines throughout the school year.
  • ND State testing and NWEA scores in reading will show growth.
  • Staff will become familiar with the Science of Reading through classes and/or PLCs.
  • STAR reading scores will show growth.
Critical Initiative
  • Create staff readiness checklist/procedural handbook.
  • Enroll new teachers in the state mentoring program.
  • Ensure regular meeting time by creating a calendar for PLC sessions & make it a priority to stay on track
  • Expand professional development: best practice sharing, webinars, guest speakers, book studies
Key Measures
  • Century Code & school board input
  • Grants, and revenue from various sources.
  • School CPA
  • Stakeholder input and discussions
  • stakeholder input; board meetings; local funding
  • Stakeholder input; school board meetings
Key Measures
  • Certificates for completed training.
  • ND State Reading scores and NWEA scores
  • STAR Reading scores
  • Student Handbook
Key Measures
  • Book studies, action research, guest speakers
  • Staff handbook/procedures
  • State mentoring program and Ashley staff mentor
  • Yearly calendar of PLC events/training
Social Emotional Support
If we provide social and emotional support, to improve student engagement, graduation rate for students with Emotional Disturbances will increase.
Strengthen Engagement
If we strengthen the process of informed communication, then we bring clarity between Board, District, and Stakeholders, and will be transparent and evidenced-based in decision-making.
  • Ashley Public School will be using the 7 Mindsets to support the SEL of our students.
  • SCPSEU will provide training and materials needed to enhance social emotional supports in each schoo
  • Strengthen the process of informed & transparent communication between all stakeholders.
Critical Initiative
  • Professional development will be provided to staff to increase knowledge of the 7 mindsets.
  • Professional development will be provided to staff to increase knowledge, skills and comfort level in addressing social emotional needs.
  • Social emotional status will be addressed in each student IEP and any concerns will be addressed in a goal, adaptation, or behavior intervention plan based on team recommendation.
  • Tools and materials will be provided to carry out effective strategies needed to enhance social emotional learning for students with disabilities
Critical Initiative
  • Consistently track & publish attendance for: parent/teacher conference, science fair, reading month activities, etc.
  • Hold an open house at the beginning of the year
  • Conduct Power School training session for parents so they can monitor their children's academic progress.
  • Engage trust with the community through frequent, clear, transparent, and varied communication.
  • Hold a family fun event each year
  • Personal invitation via email and class dojo messages to parents informing them of parent/teacher conferences
Key Measures
  • Internal file review of IEP's
  • Monitor social emotional learning software usage
  • Review Unit wide training attendance records
  • Stakeholder review
  • Student Engagement Survey
Key Measures
  • Attendance
  • attendance and activity data
  • Attendance at open house
  • Personal Invitation by administration to each home
  • Remind App, email, phone, newsletter, conferences
  • Training session on logging in and using PS
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: