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

Success for All!


Prepare all learners for life-long success through a safe, collaborative, and innovative learning community.





Learning Environments




Student Learning


Create a collaborative learning culture
Instructional strategy
Effective teaching in every classroom
Guaranteed and viable curriculum
  • Collaborative teams regularly interact to address common educational issues of all students (1.4)
  • Communicate a clear vision as to how teachers should address instruction (2.1)
  • School provides job-embedded professional development for instructional growth (2.5)
  • School supports teachers pedagogical skills through reflection and professional growth plans (2.2)
  • Teachers have opportunities to observe and discuss effective teaching (2.6)
  • Collaborative teams determine essential standards and develop the curriculum and assessments (3.1)
  • Develop clear and measurable goals focused on improving overall student achievement (3.4)
  • Implement career academies (3.2)
  • The school will analyze, interpret, and use data to monitor progress toward achievement goals (3.5)
Critical Initiative
  • Each group will share meeting notes for all staff members to review by sharing agendas and notes on a shared Google Drive
  • Help groups become effective teams by establishing school wide norms and team norms through meeting with instructional coaches on a bi-weekly basis
  • Organize staff into meaningful teams
  • Provide adequate time for teams to collaborate on a weekly basis
Critical Initiative
  • Establish a common language and instructional practice model
  • Instructional coaches provide professional development in a variety of ways including early-release professional development, full-day professional development, Back-Pack professional development
  • Instructional video reflection
  • Participating in Learning Walks
  • Teachers will set goals that engage practices for professional growth and reflection utilizing Marzano's NASOT elements
Critical Initiative
  • ACT Assessment Information will show growth
  • Align formative/summative assessments to curriculum essential standards
  • NWEA Assessment Data will show growth year over year
  • Students will be deemed Choice Ready
  • Teachers establish academy teams to assist in implementation
  • Teams will monitor student data on student progress to achievement goals
  • Teams write goals based on testing and classroom data.
Key Measures
  • Address student academic and behavior concerns
  • Norms are posted and routinely practiced
  • Organize teams to improve student learning
  • Post meeting agenda notes in Google Classroom
  • Post meeting notes using Google
Key Measures
  • Documentation of schoolwide instructional model
  • Identify professional growth goals
  • Instructional coaching instructional goals
  • Student engagement survey
  • Teacher evaluations and walk-throughs
  • With instructional coach review video for growth
Key Measures
  • Analyze formative and summative assessments
  • daily & common formative/summative assessments
School Safety and Culture
Safe and supportive culture for both students and staff.
  • Acknowledge the success of the whole school as well as the staff and students within the school (1.7)
  • The staff, students, parents, and community perceive the school as safe, supportive, and orderly (1.1)
Critical Initiative
  • All staff will consistently address and enforce student discipline.
  • Conduct a staff, student, and parent survey to gather information on our school safety and culture.
  • Continue with implementation of PBIS strategies
  • Continue with SMORE Time to provide Social-Emotional Learning, Interventions, and Safety Drills
  • Ensure all staff, students, and parents are aware of expectations.
  • Ensure the school, staff, and students are recognized throughout the district and community.
Key Measures
  • Communicate survey data with constituents.
  • Complie data from constituents.
  • Conduct surveys from constituents.
  • NWEA/ACT/Choice Ready Data
  • Recognize all staff and student achievements
  • Suspensions and Expulsions will diminish
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: