The Department of Curriculum and Instruction is actively reviewing and evaluating new curriculum resources to support our kindergarten through eighth grade mathematics program.
This adoption process was presented as part of our two-year plan to address academic achievement post COVID-19. The New Jersey Student Learning Standards - Mathematics call for the adoption of resources that will engage students deeply in the content by presenting high-quality tasks, student-driven learning opportunities, and digitally supported resources for stronger home-school partnerships.
The Mathematics Textbook Adoption Committee, comprised of parents, teachers and educators, was been established to review available resources in order to redesign our instructional rollout for the 2023-2024 school year. The committee utilized an evaluation rubric to score each resource in domains ranging from standards and content to differentiation and equity and the home-school connection. You can review a copy of the evaluation rubric here
The committee has completed the initial process of evaluating and scoring the four top resources. Two curricular resources have been chosen, and the next step is to engage the Teaneck community in a full program resource review. This review will take place at Theodora Smiley Lacey School located at 1 Merrison Street, Teaneck, NJ 07666 on Wednesday April 12th from 5-6pm. Community members will have an opportunity to review the resources and provide feedback prior to bringing the resources to the Board of Education for review and adoption.
For more information about this initiative, please contact Alicia Lyle, Supervisor of Mathematics at [email protected]