Map Name: 2022-2023 Center-Stanton Elementary Continuous Improvement Plan
Time Period: 5/1/2018 - 5/25/2023

Create a world of knowledge, respect, and success for every learner.


To provide each student educational opportunities to become positive, competent, creative citizens.


Learning is a life-long process, Each individual has inherent value, dignity, and potential, Each student can become a successful learner, Data-driven decisions, Teacher+Child+Parent+Community=Learning

If staff know and follow the established communication protocols, then we will increase positive communication among all stakeholders.
If teachers include teacher clarity strategies in their lesson planning and implementation, then we will see an increase in active student engagement and reduced off-task behaviors.
Student Achievement/Data
If we use data to drive instruction, then we will see an increase in test scores.
  • Increase clarity around communication.
  • Increase positive active student engagement
  • Develop a systematic process to use data to drive instruction.
Critical Initiative
  • Create a master list of how information is communicated both internally and externally and determine which protocols should continue to be used, need to be revised, and/or need to be eliminated.
  • Create a plan for implementation of internal and external communication protocols for all stakeholders.
  • Create and maintain collaborative structures in the Elementary School to provide PLC time for the staff.
Critical Initiative
  • Implement evidence-based instructional strategies (teacher clarity) to increase student engagement.
  • Provide coaching and feedback on implementation of teacher clarity.
Critical Initiative
  • Implement a support structure around needs identified by data.
  • Invest in K-6 curriculum materials aligned to support needs as identified by data.
  • Provide Professional Development K-12 on the use of data to drive instruction.
Key Measures
  • Communication Protocol Plan, Reflection Tools
  • Scheduled Elementary PLC times
  • Stakeholder surveys
Key Measures
  • Observations, Coaching Logs
  • Observations, Lesson Plans
  • Student and Teacher Surveys
Key Measures
  • Academic and Behavioral Response to Intervention
  • Classroom observation data
  • Lesson Plans, Classroom Observations
  • Materials inventories
  • NDSA and NWEA test scores
  • Observations, Coaching Logs
  • Observations, Lesson Plans
  • Professional Learning Communitites
  • Surveys; Classroom Observations
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: