Springfield Township School District Goals
2016 – 2017
District Goal #1: The superintendent and administrative team will develop a comprehensive action plan to guide the successful revision of the district’s science curriculum to align with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) adopted by New Jersey. By June 2017, a framework for the Grades 5 & 6 science curriculum will be completed including integrating units of study developed in conjunction with Rider University’s Connect ED program and the NJ DOE’s model curriculum. In grades K-4, 100% of the regular education and special education teaching staff will engage in professional learning opportunities aligned with best practices in the implementation of the NGSS.
District Goal #2: The superintendent and administrative team will develop an action plan that closely examines budgetary expenditures aligned with student achievement and a safe and secure environment. During the 2016-2017 school year, a transparent and detailed budget development process will be utilized to ensure the preservation of best practices in program and instruction, use of human and fiscal resources, and maintenance of facilities while sustaining fiscal responsibility.
District Goal #3: The superintendent and administrative team will develop an action plan to guide the successful implementation of a workshop model for mathematics instruction, a small-group instructional model in grades K-6 to address student achievement pertaining to mathematics. During the 2016-2017 school year 100% of the regular education and special education teaching staff in grades K-6 will develop a Student Growth Objective (SGO) pertaining to increases in student achievement as measured by either curriculum-based or norm-referenced assessments; by June 2017, 100% of the K-6 regular education and special education teaching staff will have participated in professional development relative to this initiative.