Continuous School Improvement


The NDDPI collaborates with Cognia to assist schools in the creation a Continuous Improvement plan. This Plan is meant to be rooted in a school's current reality based on data assessment and "futures thinking". "Futures thinking" enables schools to think about future trends like technology and policy changes, as well as innovative education practices. Ultimately, the Continuous Improvement process results in the creation of a Strategy Map. A Strategy Map is a succinct, one-page document that explains a school's education priorities. As an accountability measure of School Improvement for all under ESSA, every public school in North Dakota will participate in the Continuous School Improvement process through Cognia and create a Strategy Map. It is important to note all schools will go through this process, and Plans must be updated annually. 

*Schools identified for comprehensive and targeted support will have additional plans they must identify.