Curriculum Overview

Student Learning

What our students learn in our schools is determined by several things:

The state creates standards for every grade span which define the broad concepts that children in New Jersey schools should know and be able to do as they progress toward graduation.

students learning

Districts analyze the concepts in the standards, and they create curricula that relate to the standards but are more detailed in defining how teachers are to present the broad concepts in their lesson plans.

Finally, the teacher's daily lesson plan uses the district's curriculum to teach students the concepts in the state's standards. Questions about any particular lesson can be directed to your child's teacher.