Map Name: 2023-2024 Fort Ransom Elementary School Continuous Improvement Plan
Time Period: 8/28/2023 - 5/23/2024

To develop real-world connections, through project-based learning and hands-on activities.


To instill love of learning and to become life-long learners who are problem-solvers, independent thinkers and creative.


Opportunities should be provided to develop a continuous involvement between school and community. This process will give the student a broader perspective of home, family, and community.

Become a Better Teacher
Increase Professional Development
Community Imput
Increase stakeholder involvement
Growing our Craft
Institute a PLC Culture
  • Increasing professional development opportunities.
  • Continue the annual parent, student, and community engagement surveys.
  • Institute a monthly faculty meeting, utilizing early-out days.
Critical Initiative
  • Networking with surrounding schools for professional development opportunities.
Critical Initiative
  • We will use the online tool through Cognia. We will measure results by having a scaled score on the survey.
Critical Initiative
  • We'll keep an outline of the meetings in the school office.
  • When the school schedule has an early-out planned, the teachers will meet at that time. The months there is no early out scheduled, we will meet the first Wednesday of the month.
Key Measures
  • Attending one PD outside of school.
Key Measures
  • Use Cognia survey
Key Measures
  • Early-out agendas followed.
  • Track areas of improvement.
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: