Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment - Fort Dodge Community School District - Fort Dodge Iowa

Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment

Welcome to the Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment web-page. This page is often "under construction" due to the fluid nature of curriculum development! We apologize if you have tried to visit our website and have found links that were not "live." Please contact curriculum personnel if you have questions! 

BIG IDEAS MATH  Students in grades 6,7 and 8, and their parents, are able to access Big Ideas Math by following the above link.  Once you are logged on to the Big Ideas page under the Home Edition, in the drop-down menu choose your program and select Common Core 2014 and then the green GO button.  You will then choose the color of book that corresponds with your child's grade level under the Regular Pathway to get started.  If you need further assistance accessing the website, please contact Ann Hofbauer at 574.5650.








Fort Dodge Community School District is committed to transforming our schools from "schools of the past" to schools of the 21st Century.  By implementing the mandated Iowa Core, our schools will transform into schools that are rigorous and engaging to students.                        

Department of Education Supplemental Services List

Iowa Core Curriculum Umbrella

The Iowa Core Curriculum Umbrella is a graphic organizer that illustrates the work the District has already accomplished aligning with each of the outcomes of the Iowa Core.

Iowa Core

This link takes you to the page on Iowa Department of Education website that displays the Iowa Core Standards for Literacy, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and 21st Century Skills.  The Iowa Core Standards in Literacy and Mathematics are completely aligned with the Common Core State Standards adopted by 46 States across the country.  (Common Core State Standards have not been implemented in Science, Social Studies and 21st Century Skills).

Curriculum - What We Teach

This link provides information about what we teach in grades K-8.  For information about courses offered in grades 9-12, please visit the Senior High website on the Counseling Web page and view the 2013-2014 Course Catalog.

Curriculum Cycle 2012-2017

Members of the Curriculum/Instruction/Assessment Advisory Council appoved the Curriculm Cycle illustrated on this link in the spring of 2012. K-12 vertical teams meet throughout each curriculum cycle phase to discuss the progress of content areas in fulfilling the goals of the content area. The Curriculum Cycle provides a method for a regular review of curriculum. However, when the need arises due to new research outlining content or strategies that are more beneficial for students, curriculum may be developed outside of the assigned cycle year.

Curriculum Cycle Phases

This link describes the phases of the five-year curriculum cycle.

Curriculum Vision Statement 

Teachers, administrators and community members came together to develop a vision statement for curriculum in the Fort Dodge Community School District.

FDCSD Exit Outcomes

Community members, parents, administrators and teaches came together to develop the exit outcomes found at this link. These represent the basic skills that we hope students possess when the graduate from high school.

Personnel and Committees

This link describes the personnel and committees that are the foundation of the work done in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment.

Professional Development Outline for the 2012-2013 School Year

The analysis of student achievement data drives the development of professional development plans at the building and the district level.  PBIS (Positive Behavior Instruction Supports), Formative Assessment and implementation of the Iowa Core continue to be a focus for the Fort Dodge Community School District.



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