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

Provide an education including the 4C's while enabling students to develop academically, emotionally and socially.


Inspiring and challenging students to engage in an ever-changing world.


Relationships, Community, Integrity, Success

Academic Engagement
Creating a standards based curriculum that is based on 21st century skills and provides instruction and skill building that allows students to meet or exceed learning goals.
School Culture
Ensuring that our students will have support to identify and develop ...
Resource Mgmt & Planning
Ensuring that we create and maintain long range plans we will be better equipped to meet the needs of our students and provide equitable opportunities throughout the district.
  • Develop intervention strategies in reading and math
  • Provide instruction that increases the reading proficiency of our students
  • Provide students with an aligned curriculum.
  • Focus on being inclusive, communicative and supportive to the needs of all stakeholders.
  • Develop and Implement a Behavior Intervention System
  • To Improve the behavioral and mental health needs of students
  • Secure and allocate resources to meet the needs of all students by through curriculum resources and physical resources
Critical Initiative
  • "Continued review/improvement of MTSS Math Pathway "
  • Continued review/improvement of MTSS Reading Pathway
  • Gather and analyze data to make decision about student achievement and growth.
  • Implementation of 21st Century Skills
  • Increase the number of certified intervention staff
  • Move from Letter based grades to standards based grading in grade 4, 5 & 6
  • Professional development in the area of explicit reading instruction.
  • Professional development in the Science of Reading
  • Vertically align curriculum in both Reading and Math
Critical Initiative
  • Create a MTSS Behavior Pathway
  • Establish a MTSS Behavior Pathway
  • Identify and assist at risk students
  • Implement the Growth Mindset framework among teachers and students.
  • Improve methods of addressing student expectations using a PBIS model
  • Provide family engagement opportunities
  • Provide ongoing professional development for staff and families
  • Secure and maintain behavioral health personnel
Critical Initiative
  • Develop a curriculum replacement cycle to ensure that we have up to date relevant materials for student learning
  • Develop a long-term financial stability and sustainability plan.
  • Integrate technology within the curriculum to optimize the individual learning of each student by assisting students to conduct research, solve problems, and create original works.
Key Measures
  • 10% increase in proficiency on NDSA
  • 25% increase in # at ORF benchmark fall to spring
  • 50% proficiency on state assessment
  • Classroom observation of explicit instruction
  • Continually review and update Power Standards
  • Decrease in % of students in intensive instruction
  • Decrease in number of students at T2 and T3
  • decreases in intensive/strategic number of student
  • "Develop & display ""I can"" statements"
  • Development of Pathway
  • Implement strategies to address tier deficits
  • Ongoing collaboration between grade levels.
  • Use data to create intervention plans.
  • Well placed strategic students
Key Measures
  • 10% reduction in behavior referrals
  • Behavior Plan Established
  • Behavioral health referral system
  • Decrease in needed behavioral accommodations
  • Decrease in number of students at T2 and T3
  • Development of Pathway
  • Develpmnt of mental health & student wellness plan
  • Each teacher has a comm. method for families
  • Establish a family engage opportunity each semest.
  • Established system for tracking behavior data
  • FBA and behavior intervention plans
  • Identify & assign at risk students to adult mentor
  • IEP Goals and Objectives
  • Increased classroom engagement
  • Less than 5% of students with office referrals
  • LRE>80% of time in the general ed classroom
  • Pathway Implementation
  • Tiered systems that are data driven
  • Utilization of data to determine interventions
  • Weekly sharing of classroom learning goals
Key Measures
  • Annual assessment of maintenance projects
  • Annual review of long-range technology plan
  • Board decisions utilize the long-range plan
  • Development of long-range financial plan
  • School Website is continually updated
  • Seamless transition to distance edu. if necessary
  • Students access/complete online assignments weekly
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: