North Dakota Program Help & Support

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.

North Dakota’s continuous improvement system includes the administration of the Student Engagement Survey and the creation of a Strategy Map – a 3 to 5-year plan for the school. The surveys and Strategy Maps are important measures of school quality and must be administered every year. The Department of Public Instruction administers and monitors these tools via Cognia’s online delivery platform, eProve.

Schools and districts can use the tabs on this page to navigate to helpful resources on administering, using, and interpreting these Student Engagement Surveys and Strategy Maps to enhance their school’s continuous improvement plans and guide school improvement initiatives.
FAQs for Districts
FAQs for Teachers
FAQs for Parents

SES Webinars and Guides
Intro to Student Engagement Survey Webinar
Survey Administration Guide
Survey Reading Level Analysis
SES Now What? Guide
Student Engagement Survey Reports/Results Webinar Series: This three-part webinar series is designed for District Administrators and Accountability Coordinators to help you understand, analyze, and use the results of the Student Engagement Survey. Each 15-20 minute webinar focuses on a different aspect of the statewide survey results:
Part 1: Introduces you to the statewide survey results for 2020-21. (PDF of slides)
Part 2: Explains the domains and levels of student engagement that are detailed in the reports. (PDF of slides)
Part 3: Suggests ways you can use this data to improve student engagement. (PDF of slides)

Other SES Resources
Sample Script for Survey Administration
Technical Tips
Sample Summary Report
2018-19 Technical Brief
2020-21 Technical Brief

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Using Survey Results for Improvement Teacher/Leader Professional Development


North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

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