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

Together we strive for excellence. 


Empower all students to think critically given the knowledge, skills, motivation, and respectful attitudes necessary to meet the challenges of a changing world. 


All students can learn, want to learn, and have the right to a positive learning environment.  Students learn in different ways and at different rate.  Quality education is a home, school, and community partnership. All students have a right and responsibility to have their needs met in a positive w

Develop technology resources
Student Engagement
Students will become more engaged in their learning
Curriculum & Instruction
Use curriculum to further develop students' critical thinking, math, and ELA skills
  • Provide appropriate and sufficient technology resources to students and teachers in all classrooms
  • Provide more active learning opportunities to support student readiness
  • Student goal setting
  • Use key engagement strategies to check-in with learners at various stages of academics
  • Provide curriculum which promotes critical thinking skills
  • Provide instruction which promotes writing and solving mathematical equations across the curriculum
  • Provide instruction which promotes writing composition
Critical Initiative
  • Provide professional development opportunities
  • Provide student technology orientation
  • Provide students with one-to-one devices
  • Update WiFi and network hardware
  • Utilize the technology plan developed by the technology committee
Critical Initiative
  • Analyze results of student engagement surveys
  • Decide three key strategies to implement in classrooms, district wide, to actively asses student comprehension
  • Instruct students to create SMART academic goals
  • Provide engagement strategy PD to all stakeholders
  • Provide PD to all internal stakeholders
Critical Initiative
  • Focus on understanding mathematical language used in equations
  • Implement critical thinking strategies learned from professional development
  • Implement real world mathematical equations in cross curricular instruction
  • Implement writing strategies to increase student composition skills
  • Invest in curriculum which aligns with state standards to promote critical thinking
  • Provide professional development
  • Share resource aligned to writing composition (due to large turnover and staff has already been trained)
  • Utilize writing state standards in cross curricular instruction
Key Measures
  • Implement technology committee plan
  • Student assessment
  • Survey stakeholders
  • Tech Tuesdays
Key Measures
  • Leadership facilitates discussion with staff
  • NWEA/MAP test data
  • Observations/evaluations
  • Student assessment
  • Student surveys
  • Survey stakeholders
  • Teacher surveys
Key Measures
  • Handouts kept on record and dispersed as needed
  • Lesson plans
  • NWEA/MAP test data
  • Observations/evaluations
  • Resource inventory
  • Student assessment
  • Teacher surveys
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: