Director of Curriculum and Instruction
732-257-3300, ext. 1931
Supervisor of Educational Technology
and District Testing Coordinator
732-257-3300, ext. 1943
Supervisor of ELA, History,
and World Languages
732-257-3300, ext. 1937
Supervisor of Math and Science
732-257-3300, ext. 1944
Curriculum and Instruction
The Department of Instructional Services provides all instructors with standards-based curriculum, training about classroom best practices, and information about how to properly assess student understanding of content. In other words, we work with teachers to provide the curriculum, instruction, and assessment needs for all students, ensuring they are career and college ready. The Department keeps current with both federal and state mandates regarding graduation requirements, assessments and core curriculum content standards. We manage the ESEA Entitlement Grant and services for English Language Learners within our district.
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
"With this bill, we reaffirm that fundamentally American ideal—that every child, regardless of race, income, background, the zip code where they live, deserves the chance to make of their lives what they will." — President Barack Obama
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015, and represents good news for our nation’s schools. This bipartisan measure reauthorizes the 50-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the nation’s national education law and longstanding commitment to equal opportunity for all students.
The new law builds on key areas of progress in recent years, made possible by the efforts of educators, communities, parents, and students across the country.
For example, today, high school graduation rates are at all-time highs. Dropout rates are at historic lows. And more students are going to college than ever before. These achievements provide a firm foundation for further work to expand educational opportunity and improve student outcomes under ESSA.
The previous version of the law, the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, was enacted in 2002. NCLB represented a significant step forward for our nation’s children in many respects, particularly as it shined a light on where students were making progress and where they needed additional support, regardless of race, income, zip code, disability, home language, or background. The law was scheduled for revision in 2007, and, over time, NCLB’s prescriptive requirements became increasingly unworkable for schools and educators. Recognizing this fact, in 2010, the Obama administration joined a call from educators and families to create a better law that focused on the clear goal of fully preparing all students for success in college and careers.