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

Every student will graduate college/career/military and life ready.


To prepare and empower students for the future.


To Develop:

  • Teamwork, Integrity, Growth, Accountability & Honesty
  • Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration & Creativity
  • Academic, Social, Emotional & Life Skills
  • Parent and community partnerships to achieve the mission and vision of the district
  • Data-driven decisions for continuous improvement
Social Emotional Learning
Addressing the social-emotional needs of our school community.
Staff Mentorship
Building a Framework of Teacher Support/Mentorship
Curriculum & Instruction
Create and utilize priority standard binders.
  • Provide students with relevant social-emotional learning experiences.
  • Adapt Formal Staff Mentorship Program
  • Create priority standard binders to align and drive instruction.
Critical Initiative
  • Analyze student social-emotional data.
  • Identify areas of need for student SEL instruction.
  • Provide FBA/BIP training to special education teachers and staff including documentation expectations.
  • Provide ongoing professional development for staff on selected SEL topics.
  • Provide students with instruction relevant to the identified SEL needs
Critical Initiative
  • Develop a Formal Staff Mentorship Program
  • Utilize State Mentorship Program for First-year Teachers
Critical Initiative
  • Create aligned assessments.
  • Create proficiency scales for priority standards.
  • Examine and prioritize content standards.
Key Measures
  • Documentation of completed SEL instruction.
  • Documentation of identified needs.
  • Documentation of SEL Resources
  • Schedule of professional development
Key Measures
  • Enrollment of First-Year Teachers in State Program
  • Utilization of mentorship program.
Key Measures
  • Documentation of aligned assessments.
  • Documentation of prioritized standards.
  • Documentation of proficiency scales.
Student Engagement
Provide students with engaging learning experiences that will increase student achievement.
Data analysis and use
Use data to make decisions regarding placement of students into differentiated learning groups.
  • Provide students with engaging learning experiences that will increase student achievement.
  • Provide students with relevant learning experiences utilizing differentiated instruction.
Critical Initiative
  • Peer student engagement observations by staff.
  • Provide professional development for student engagement strategies.
  • Provide students with instruction using engaging strategies.
Critical Initiative
  • Create a formal process for student placement in differentiated groups based on data.
  • Provide professional development for data analysis.
Key Measures
  • Impact on Instruction - Reflection
  • Lesson Plans
  • Schedule of professional development
  • Student Engagement Survey
  • Teacher Survey
  • Walk-thru Data (Eleot)
Key Measures
  • A formal process is created and implemented
  • Staff will successfully use data for placement.
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: