Written Notification of School

Accountability Report

Written Notification of School Accountability Report

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Now more than ever, it is important for schools to be transparent to its stakeholders. The world

is in an unprecedented pandemic, and much has changed in our schools and education in

general due to COVID-19.

Transparency to the Public

North Dakota is committed to informing communities about how well its schools are doing. North

Dakota’s future success depends on tapping into the potential of all students, so they graduate

choice ready with the knowledge, skills, and disposition to be successful.

State education departments are required to annually create an accountability report for every

public school in the state. The School Accountability Report outlines how schools are

performing on the accountability elements North Dakota selected within its ESSA plan.

North Dakota has a public dashboard designed to help communities across the state access

important data regarding K-12 districts and schools, including COVID-19 Response. Insights

features easy-to-read reports on multiple measures of school success, including test scores,

graduation rates, English Learner progress, student engagement results, and state

accountability. To find out information about our school, visit the dashboard at Insights.nd.gov,

select “Find My School”, and search alphabetically.

Please note, data made available to the public masks or hides data for groups with less than 10

students to protect confidential information about individual students and will say “no data

available”.

Family Engagement

We have robust plans for working to continuously improve educational programs at our school,

even in the midst of a pandemic. We would like you and your child(ren) to continue to be active

participants in our educational system. Please help support our high expectations for student

achievement by participating in school initiatives, offering input and support in our endeavors to

raise student achievement, and volunteering at school. Meeting our school’s goals will take a

united effort, and we look forward to working with families to ensure success for each student.

Continuous Improvement

All schools engage in continuous improvement for general support; therefore, our school has

completed a continuous improvement plan. As part of the overall school improvement plan, a strategy map is generated for each school. Our strategy map, outlining our key school improvement initiatives, is also available on the Insights Dashboard.

Ben Franklin is not a participating Title I school, with a student membership count of 838.

If you have any questions regarding the information in the memorandum, please contact Shane Martin.

Sincerely,


Shane Martin, Principal

martish@fargo.k12.nd.us

701-446-3600