Map Name: 2023-2024 Wahpeton Elementary Continuous Improvement Plan
Time Period: 5/1/2023 - 5/31/2024

Achieve success through student-centered learning supported by positive relationships 


Inspiring learners to be successful in a changing world 


Student Centered Focus: Safe & Respectful Environment, Academic Opportunities, Compassion, Positive Relationships

21st Century Learning
Ensuring students have learning activities that promote 21st century learning
Culture and Climate
Provide a healthy and safe learning environment
Family Involvement
To increase family involvement school-wide
  • Incorporate technology into the classrooms to enhance 21st century learning
  • Ensure all students have an emotionally safe place to learn
  • To provide opportunities for families to be engaged in their child's academic, social and emotional
Critical Initiative
  • Blended Math/Personalized Learning
  • Makerspace Lab
  • Promethean Boards in grade level classrooms
  • Technology integration into the curriculum
Critical Initiative
  • All special education staff will write behavior intervention plans based on functional behavior assessments aimed at teaching self regulation and/or executive functioning skills
  • Behavior Health Grant
  • Engage families through targeted case management with Nexus Path social worker
  • Establish Wahpeton Literacy Coalition
  • Implement Every Kid Counts
  • Implement Ripple Effects (SEL)
  • MTSS / Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support
  • Partnering for Attendance and School Success
Critical Initiative
  • Communication with families through principal's weekly online newsletter
  • Provide quarterly family involvement activities school-wide, including family education classes
  • Staff will provide monthly updates for each student
Key Measures
  • North Dakota State Assessment
  • STAR Math and Reading
Key Measures
  • Attendance Percentage
  • File Review Checklist
  • Participation in literacy initiatives
  • SWIS data
  • Systems evaluation of behavior intervention plans
  • Systems evaluation of FBAs
Key Measures
  • Parent Surveys
  • Participation rate
Academic Rigor
To provide engaging instruction so that students will all perform at grade level and meet those standards
  • Use effective standard based instruction and strategies that enhance student learning
Critical Initiative
  • "Incorporate Science of Reading in accordance with HB1388 -Keys to Vocab, intentional vocab -LETRS -Upper strand of rope, background knowledge "
  • Literacy Grant & Coaching
  • MTSS/WYN in grades 1-5
  • Project Lead the Way and Computer Science 3rd -5th
  • Purchase and implement new curriculums, following the district rotation plan (2019-2020- Math, 2020-2021- Social Studies, Writing by Design 2021-2022- Mystery Science/PLTW, 2022-2023-Reading)
  • Reading Corp
  • Teachers will actively participate in weekly PLC's and common planning
  • Teachers will participate in content specific professional development
  • WYN (What You Need) 30 minutes daily, Grades 1-5
Key Measures
  • North Dakota State Assessment
  • STAR Math and Reading
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: