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 Curriculum Office

54 Main Street

Englishtown, NJ 07726  

(732) 786-2529

 

Curriculum Department

Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District's tradition of excellence in education is rooted in a commitment to strong curricula. The curriculum department is responsible for development of the curriculum guides that assist our teachers in their development of daily lesson plans. Supervisors design professional development to enhance our teachers' delivery of high-quality instruction and our paraprofessionals' ability to assist in the instructional program. Our district supervisors, including assistant principals, work closely with our building principals in the supervision of instructional staff. They maintain their expertise in their fields of study through continual professional development. The curriculum department responds to New Jersey State Department of Education mandates and initiatives to ensure that our programs of study are compliant with state and federal guidelines.

Curriculum guides define and provide consistency in the instructional program across school buildings and grade levels. Classroom assessments that provide teachers with continuous information about student progress and inform instructional decisions are also described in curriculum guides. In addition, our students are assessed through the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK). These tests are administered throughout New Jersey to meet the requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation. They are designed to give the school district information about how our students compare with other New Jersey students in meeting the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards for Science in grades 4 and 8. Testing occurs in the spring on dates that are set annually by the New Jersey Department of Education. Our district assesses our students’ cognitive abilities when students are in third grade through the use of the InView assessment. We also use an on-line assessment system, LinkIt!, to determine students’ learning in grades 2 through 8. The LinkIt! results provide teachers and parents with valuable information about our students’ instructional needs.

Supervisors work with teachers to use current best practices as described in the professional literature, the relevant standards, teachers' classroom experience, and results of student assessment to write curriculum guides for each content area. Our department's support staff produces our curriculum documentation and assists in maintaining communication about curriculum matters throughout our school community. Curriculum guides are reviewed and approved by the Board of Education. If you have any questions about the curriculum, you may want to read the appropriate curriculum guide. Scroll down for links to electronic copies of the district’s curriculum documents. Hard copies of the guides are available for review through the curriculum office on the second floor of the Main Street Administration Building.

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum-Human Resources Joanne K. Monroe, Ed.D.
Secretary, Curriculum Office Louise Farrell
Supervisor of Math and BSIP Greg Schmidt
Supervisor of Science and Technology David Berkowitz
Supervisor of Language Arts & BSIP Suzy Quiles
Supervisor of Instruction Rebecca Seery
Secretary Susan Lillis

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