Map Name: 2023-2024 Mandan Middle School Continuous School Improvement
Time Period: 5/1/2023 - 4/30/2024

Every student will graduate Choice Ready; ready for college, career, and life.


Provide students with learning experiences to help them develop the skills to become productive citizens.


Schools should equip students with communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity skills.  Provide students with a safe, caring, supportive, and respectful learning environment.  Schools, parents and the community should strive to inspire students to succeed.

Meeting the needs of each student academically and socially-emotionally is accomplished best within a continuum of services outlined in tiers (Tier I, II, and III).
Professional Learning Communities are the heart of improving instructional practices and meeting the needs of each student. Educators learn and lead from each other.
Personalized Learning
Students entering the workforce must be adaptable lifelong learners. To better prepare our students, we believe a focus on personalized learning that is in tune with students needs and aspirations.
  • Develop a comprehensive MTSS system for ELA, math, and SEL
  • Support a robust PLC process to support educators and instruction.
  • Provide more personalized learning opportunities to support the unique learning needs of students.
Critical Initiative
  • Develop and implement Tier II, and III pathways in ELA, math, and SEL.
  • Implementation of a data management and awareness system.
  • Students develop self-regulation and self-management skills. *
  • Take findings of literacy audits and implement district-wide literacy framework.
Critical Initiative
  • Continually monitor PLC effectiveness through instructional coaching.
  • Implement protocols for quality PLCs.
Critical Initiative
  • Create blueprint courses.
  • Develop academic essentials.
  • Develop scales to align with essentials.
  • Provide high impact, differentiated learning to promote successful educational experiences for all students.
Key Measures
  • Each school has implemented a writing program.
  • EduClimber Training for Admins
  • EduClimber Training for Educators
  • EduClimber Training for Instructional Coaches
  • ELA Pathways developed for each school.
  • Implement explicit phonics program.
  • Increased graduation rate of sped students.
  • Math pathways developed for each school.
  • SEL pathways developed for each school.
Key Measures
  • Coaches meet with PLC teams 2x a month
  • Instructional coaches trained on protocols.
  • PLC teams complete PLC checklist.
  • PLC teams received HE PLC Teams training.
Key Measures
  • Academic scales will be identified and uploaded.
  • Canvas blueprint courses will be created.
  • Compile list of staff PD opportunities
  • Essentials will be identified and uploaded.
  • Increased graduation rate of sped students
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: