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

To ensure every student achieves their maximum potential in an engaging, inspiring, and challenging environment. We will be community-driven to be better today than we were yesterday.


Inspire and Empower the Future Together.


We believe in providing an environment where the focus is on fostering the following qualities: 

High Character

Personal Growth


Operational Excellence
Comprehensive plans for critical operational functions within the District are essential for optimal school district performance. Meeting the needs of all students by providing equitable opportunities
Climate and Culture
Social Emotional Learning is developing self-awareness, self-control, and interpersonal skills vital for school, work, and life success.
Personalized Learning
Structuring curriculum and instruction to meet the needs of individual students.
  • District Communication Plan identifies roles & responsibilities for district employees regarding the communication of school information to stakeholde
  • Long-Range Facility Planning to identify ways and a timeline to update or maintain those facilities to meet the needs of the school district.
  • Long-Range Financial Planning to forecast the school district's financial needs, considering the factors that impact both revenue and expenditure
  • Long-Range Technology Plan considers the school district's current & future tech. needs & develops a plan to allocate the resources for those them.
  • "Increased Student Extra-curricular & Co-curricular Involvement produces a more invested student and increases overall achievement. "
  • Parent & Community Engagement to provide meaningful opportunities for stakeholders to be involved in decision-making that impacts achievement.
  • Social Emotional Learning well-implemented SEL Program positively affects students' success at school by teaching them critical life skills.
  • Academic Engagement to use effective strategies to help students engage in learning & improve overall academic achievement and good behavior.
  • Guaranteed & Viable Curriculum: Create a curriculum adoption cycle, select & adopt standards-based curricular resources, and implement with fidelity.
  • MTSS Framework to identify instructional needs and proactively plan a tiered support system for student success.
Critical Initiative
  • A committee will be formed to identify technological trends in our school district and the educational world
  • "A committee will be formed to identify trends in our school district and set financial priorities based on those trends. "
  • A committee will be formed to identify types and levels of communication for our school district.
  • A committee will be formed to set priorities and begin estimating costs associated with updates to our facilities.
  • A process will be identified for future financial decision-making.
  • Appropriate tools will be identified to meet the communication needs of the school district.
  • Identify key performance indicators that will be used to measure and monitor progress in achieving this strategic priority.
  • Technology needs will be prioritized to guide a timeline for future technology acquisitions.
Critical Initiative
  • A family engagement calendar of involvement opportunities will be posted each school year.
  • Continue to implement the second step in PreK-6 with a pacing guide.
  • Develop a Communication Plan
  • Identify additional opportunities for students to be involved in, during, and after school.
  • Identify ways to increase family involvement through scheduled events throughout the school year
  • Provide a high-quality, research-based SEL curriculum for PreK-12.
  • Selecting parent representation for school committees.
Critical Initiative
  • Adoption of the curriculum will include training to ensure implementation is done with fidelity.
  • Create and implement academic MTSS Pathways.
  • Establish a curriculum committee that oversees the curriculum adoption process.
  • Literacy-based instructional decisions will be founded on the Science of Reading Research and Best Practices.
  • Monitor the adequate progress of Tier 2-3 intervention instruction.
  • Reinforce academic achievement by implementing MTSS and interventions with fidelity.
  • Reinforce positive behavior by implementing MTSS and interventions with fidelity.
  • Training on the curriculum adoption process.
Key Measures
  • Monitor plan creation and implementation
  • Stakeholders Survey Analysis
Key Measures
  • Feedback on events, collected by survey
  • Fidelity of implementation
  • Learning Environment Observations
  • Monitor plan creation and implementation
  • Ratings on Behavior Scales
  • Stakeholders Survey Analysis
Key Measures
  • Benchmark of Quality Annual Review
  • Fidelity of implementation
  • Learning Environment Observations
  • Monitor plan creation and implementation
  • Stakeholders Survey Analysis
  • Student Achievement Data Analysis
Technology and Innovation
Technology and Innovation focus on developing skills necessary to adapt to an ever-changing future.
  • Cybersecurity Awareness: Students will be provided with regular opportunities to learn essential skills of cybersecurity related to their grade level.
  • Future of Work: Preparing our students to develop an evolving still set for tomorrow's workforce. Students need to have the ability to adapt quickly.
Critical Initiative
  • A growth mindset is taught and reinforced at all grade levels.
  • Critical attributes of a graduate are measured and communicated to students and parents.
  • New and cutting-edge technology tools will be used across grade levels to problem solve.
  • Selecting priority standards for Computer Science/Cybersecurity.
  • Teach Computer Science/Cybersecurity Standards through regular classroom instruction.
Key Measures
  • Fidelity of implementation
  • Learning Environment Observations
  • Monitor plan creation and implementation
  • Stakeholders Survey Analysis
  • Student Achievement Data Analysis
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: