Long before new materials are purchased, teachers work together in study teams to consider research, past experience, and "best practices" associated with their subject area. As study teams enter the "write and purchase" phase of review, curriculum plans are set. These plans take the form of a curriculum map of their course/s. The curriculum maps provide a specific description of expectations for a particular course or grade. Once curriculum plans and their supporting materials receive Curriculum Advisory Committee recommendation and school board approval, the stage is set to transition to the revised instructional strategies.
The K-12 curriculum is broken into curriculum areas. The Dassel-Cokato Schools utilize a seven year cycle to review curriculum areas.
The Minnesota Department of Education also conducts basic skills and MCA tests.
Click here to see Dassel-Cokato Public School's Local K-3 Literacy Plan.
Click here to see Dassel-Cokato Public School's Best Work Force 2015-16 Plan.
Click here to see Dassel-Cokato Public School's Best Work Force 2016-17 Plan.
Any questions can be directed to the Dassel-Cokato Curriculum Director, Debbie Morris at via email or by phone (320) 286-4100, ext. 1504.