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1 Jefferson Township Public Schools Spring 2009 Testing Analysis Presented to: Jefferson Township Board of Education Presented by: Mary K. Thornton, Ph.D. Director of Curriculum & Instruction Director of Curriculum & Instruction September 21, 2009

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3 2009 Cluster Scores

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5 NJ ASK LANGUAGE ARTS LITERACY MATHEMATICS

6 NJ ASK LANGUAGE ARTS LITERACYMATHEMATICS

7 NJ ASK 5 LANGUAGE ARTS LITERACY MATHEMATICS

8 NJ ASK 6, 7 AND 8 LANGUAGE ARTS LITERACY

9 NJ ASK 6, 7 AND 8 MATHEMATICS

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12 Program Improvements Implemented Balanced Literacy, K-12 Introduced Connected Math, Grade 6 Revised Science Curriculum, K-12, aligned with 2009 NJCCCS Provided training for all teachers, K-12 in: –Using Instructional Strategies in classes –Collaborative Teaching –Instructional Technology within the classroom –Study skills for all students –Literacy within all content areas –Revised Science curriculum and new instructional materials Integrated technology skills across the curriculum Emphasized instruction in Math basic skills in the elementary grades Middle School committee developed revised schedule, increasing core instructional time Established school based professional development committees Increased time for mentoring program Provided 3 day New Teacher Orientation Learnia for grades 3 to 8 Increased use of Study Island in grades 2 to 5 (Language Arts and Math) Established pre-school inclusion program Increased number and use of Smart boards Replaced 275 student computers Teacher articulation between schools

13 Planned Program Improvements Implement revised Science curriculum, K-12 Plan for revised high school schedule that includes longer instructional periods Revise Mathematics curriculum, K-12, to align with new NJCCCS Revise World Language and ESL curriculum, K-12 to align with 2009 NJCCCS Develop school based professional development committees Implement Naviance program to assist high school students in college selection Expand Connected Math program to grade 7 Develop new AP course for US Government Develop new course for Economics to meet NJ DOE high school graduation requirements Implement new Middle School schedule: –Rotating schedule –Additional instructional time Fine and Performing Arts classes for all students Band Chorus Dance Drama Guitar Studio Art Speech Arts –Increased elective classes Advanced Computer Applications Art Family and Consumer Science Forensics Contemporary Global Issues Human Behaviors Industrial Technology Math in Dimension M Music Composition and Technology –Student led parent conferences –World Language instruction daily

14 (cont.) Provide professional development for teachers, K-12, in: –Use of interactive instructional technology, e.g. Wikis, Podcasts, etc. –Writing portfolios –Analysis of assessment data and application to revise instruction –Interpretation of Study Island reports (grades 2-5) –Development of student assessments –Teaching in extended classes (middle school and high school) –Lesson plan development –Using Smart Boards Implementation of Q3 student assessment tracking system


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