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Office of Curriculum & Instruction

The Office of Curriculum and Instruction directs Nutley Public School District's curriculum development and revision in accordance with the New Jersey Student Learning Standards and oversees district-wide professional development and mentoring.

Kent Bania
Assistant Superintendent
kbania@nutleyschools.org

Janine Hess Loconsolo
Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (K-12)
jloconsolo@nutleyschools.org


NJ Student Learning Standards

The New Jersey Student Learning Standards (NJSLS) are reviewed and revised (as needed) every 5 years. The 2020 Draft New Jersey Student Learning Standards webpage provides links to the 2020 draft NJSLS and information on how to share feedback via email or public comment sessions.

In 1996, the New Jersey State Board of Education adopted the state's first set of academic standards called the Core Curriculum Content Standards. The standards described what students should know and be able to do upon completion of a thirteen-year public school education. Over the last twenty years, New Jersey's academic standards have laid the foundation for local district curricula that is used by teachers in their daily lesson plans.

Revised every five years, the standards provide local school districts with clear and specific benchmarks for student achievement in nine content areas. Developed and reviewed by panels of teachers, administrators, parents, students, and representatives from higher education, business, and the community, the standards are influenced by national standards, research-based practice, and student needs. The standards define a "Thorough and Efficient Education" as guaranteed in 1875 by the New Jersey Constitution. Currently the standards are designed to prepare our students for college and careers by emphasizing high-level skills needed for tomorrow's world.

The New Jersey Student Learning Standards include Preschool Teaching and Learning Standards, as well as nine K-12 standards for the following content areas:

 

Curriculum and Instruction Resources

 

Nutley Parent Academy Catalog and Recordings

 

NJ School Performance Reports

 

Board Presentations


 

About

The Nutley School District serves approximately 4,100 students in Kindergarten through grade 12. The five elementary schools serve students K-6 and include Lincoln School, Radcliffe School, Spring Garden School, Washington School and Yantacaw School. John H. Walker Middle School serves students in grades 7-8 while Nutley High School addresses the needs of students in grades 9-12.