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410 Central Ave. N.
New Prague, MN 56071

phone: 952-758-1700
fax: 952-758-1799


Strategies for Improving Instruction, Curriculum, and Student Achievement

District Priority: High Student Achievement

“The most promising strategy for sustained, substantive school improvement is developing the ability of school personnel to function as professional learning communities.” -- DuFour 1998

 Through our efforts to be a premier school district and achieve high student achievement for all our students we are committed to developing and supporting professional learning communities throughout our district. A professional learning community (PLC) is defined by these characteristics; a solid foundation consisting of common mission, vision and values, collaborative teams focused on student learning that work interdependently to achieve common goals, foster positive and supportive relationships, and a focus on results with a commitment to continuous improvement.

Professional Learning Communities are guided by the following four essential questions: (Richard DuFour)

  1. What do we expect our students to learn?  
  2. How will we know they are learning? 
  3. How will we respond when they don't learn? 
  4. How will we respond if they already know it?

Strategies implemented for this initiative are:

  • Professional Learning Communities SupportEstablish Collaborative Teaming
  • Develop Learning Targets & Common Formative Assessments
  • Personalized Learning for All Students
  • Assessment Analysis & Data Based Decision Making
  • Continued Development of Curriculum Improvement