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

""The Dragon Way"" is a school wide Positive Behavior Support program intended to assist the school in it's efforts to improve school climate and academic outcome for all students.


Dunseith Schools are dedicated to developing academic and personal excellence in each child.


""Take Care of yourself, others and your environment.""

Dunseith Elementary School is committed to engaging students in learning experiences focused on mathematical strategies.
Dunseith Public School is committed to improving staff and student attendance.
Climate and Culture
Dunseith Public School will improve staff and student culture.
  • Dunseith Elementary Primary Students will fluently add and subtract according to grade level standard.
  • Dunseith Elementary School will track multiplication data for mastery.
  • Dunseith Elementary will increase attendance by 10% in order to build a strong foundation for learning.
  • Dunseith Elementary will increase the percentage of students proficient in Math by 20% according to the NDSA.
  • Dunseith Elementary will use the MTSS system to provide small group instruction based on beginning of the year test.
  • Dunseith Elementary School will improve attendance by 15%.
  • As staff performance improves, due to an increase in relational trust, teachers will provide higher quality instruction district-wide.
Critical Initiative
  • Staff regularly monitors progress regarding the execution of the Math goals with a district selected test.
  • Staff will use the Mid Year Assessment in the Connecting Math Concepts. Groups will be reassigned according to the data.
  • Staff will use the NWEA (Sept., Dec. and March) to measure Math growth.
Critical Initiative
  • Home School Liaison or Social Worker will make daily contact with parent/guardians.
  • The Innovative Academy Committee will provide incentives to encourage staff and students to improve attendance.
Critical Initiative
  • Implement positive weekly activities and regular personal interactions with all staff members.
  • Increase engagement, teacher value, and build relationships through the whole school by creating a school-wide culture committee to bring Dunseith together as one school.
  • Motivation is essential to boost morale and help teachers feel proud of their work; therefore Dunseith Elementary School will incorporate the staff and student of the weak voted on by peers.
Key Measures
  • Connect to Math Unit Tests
  • NWEA
Key Measures
  • Power School Data
Key Measures
  • Attendance Data Power School
  • Climate Survey
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: