Map Name: 2023-2024 Turtle Mountain Community Elementary School Annual School Improvement
Time Period: 5/1/2023 - 4/30/2024

Educate and nurture the whole child to empower choices and pathways for success.


Prepare students for a changing world while preserving our culture and heritage.


As a school system we are committed to the 7 Teachings in everything we do: Wisdom, Love, Respect, Bravery, Honesty, Humility, and Truth

If communication is a priority, then we establish clear procedures to engage all stakeholders.
If culture/community is a priority then, we will create a positive, inclusive, safe environment.
Student Growth
If student growth is a priority, then we will see an increase in student outcomes.
  • Provide stakeholders with a schoolwide communication plan (Internal as a priority)
  • TMES will effectively communicate with internal and external stakeholders.
  • "Conduct a system wide audit using National school publication Association (NSPRA)to create a District Wide K-12 Communication plan. "
  • Provide a staff survey utilizing MyVoice survey platform.
  • Utilize the seven teachings to promote a positive school environment.
  • Ensure that all students are on task through observations of instructional staff.
  • Provide students with a tiered system of support for MTSS A and MTSS B to improve all areas of academics (Reading, Math and Writing) and behavior.
Critical Initiative
  • "Conduct a system wide audit using National School Publication Association (NSPRA). We will use these findings to create a District Wide K-12 Communication plan. "
  • Create a comprehensive communication plan.
  • Implement a comprehensive communication plan.
Critical Initiative
  • TMES will effectively communicate with internal and external stakeholders.
  • "TMES will implement ""Talking Circles"" with staff and students."
Critical Initiative
  • Observations will provide feedback to educators to improve job performance and positively impact student achievement.
  • Upon identifying needs, create a structured support system to improve MTSS A and MTSS B to increase academic achievement scores and positive behaviors.
Key Measures
  • Audit Findings
  • Communication Plan
  • MyVoice data
  • Surveys
Key Measures
  • MyVoice and MySAEBRS data
  • MyVoice data
Key Measures
  • Communication Plan
  • FastBridge mySAEBRS/SAEBRS
  • FastBridge Progress Monitoring
  • ND A+ Interim Assessment
  • NDSA Test Scores
  • Observation forms
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.

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