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Supports aimed to improve district level performance and capacity to meet the state’s measures of student performance and progress and graduation rates; analyzing data; aligning curriculum to State standards; and providing tiered systems of support.

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A resource that facilitates processes of best practices in both developing and supporting schools, districts, students, parents, families, teachers, coaches, administrators, and other members of the education community.

 

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Specialized course of exercise, formal education, or advanced professional learning intended to help administrators, teachers, and other educators improve their professional knowledge, competence, skill, and effectiveness.

 

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Any application or online data management system that requires timely submission of information from a school and/or district.

 

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Adult Education Testing CentersList and contact information for adult education testing centersNo
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Bilingual Waiver ApplicationRequired annual application for districts that have 20 or more students in one language group, but are unable to operate a full-time bilingual education program due to age range of students; grade span of students or geographical distance of schools enrolling studentsSpecific districts/schools
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Bilingual/ESL CoordinatorSeries of online modules regarding supporting English Language Learners (ELLs)Specific districts/schools
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Bilingual/ESL/ELS Three-Year Program PlanRequired plan pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:15 that districts submit every three years documenting their language instruction program for English language learnersSpecific districts/schools
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Blended Online Learning ModulesOnline learning resource that supports the professional development of New Jersey educators through the Online Professional Learning Exchange (OPLE) training platform. The resource fosters collaborative conversations using a blended (in person and digital) format aimed to promote conversations around the cycle of teaching and learning in professional learning communities (PLC)No
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Blue Ribbon SchoolsSearch engine for various years of winners of the Blue Ribbon Schools awardNo
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Class Climate and Culture Reflection Checklist A checklist of essential elements in the following domains: Class Set Up, Enter Class Routine, Transitions and Procedures, Supportive Learning Environment, and othersNo
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CTE-DMS to Career and Technical Education Data Management System (CTE-DMS)System designed to allow districts to view, manage, and edit career and technical education (CTE) program information, and submit program reapproval applications. School districts must meet state requirements to provide an approved CTE program for their students, and school districts that are eligible for Perkins funding must meet this requirement to obtain their funding.No
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Curricular Framework for English Language Arts (ELA)Focuses on the standards and skills to provide a logical sequence of instruction with the goal of mastering the NJ Student Learning Standards at each grade level to replace the model curriculum for English Language Arts (ELA)No
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Curricular Framework for MathematicsFocuses on the standards and skills to provide a logical sequence of instruction with the goal of mastering the NJ Student Learning Standards at each grade level to replace the model curriculum for MathNo
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edConnectNJSupports data-driven education by integrating assessment, real-time and longitudinal reporting, data management, instructional support resources, and curriculum and planning in one web-based platform. Permits sharing of resources between institutionsNo
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Governor’s STEM Scholars Program Accepting Applications for Interested StudentsThe Governor’s STEM Scholars Program is a public-private partnership for students interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and is an initiative of the Research & Development Council of New Jersey, the Governor’s Office, the New Jersey Department of Education and the Secretary of Higher Education.This program is open to New Jersey students in grades 10 to the Ph.D. level, and it will take place during the 2018- 2019 academic year. Applications will be accepted until Friday, May 25, 2018.No
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Implementation Quality Framework (IQF) ToolkitAchieveNJ resource that conceptualizes the components of evaluation implementation and provides a graphic organizer for describing where quality can be improvedNo
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Innovative Communities of PracticeOnline collaboration tool for districts and schools around “Innovative Communities of Practice” including Computer Science , the maker movement, flexible schedules, and adaptive technologiesNo
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Learning Resource Centers Network Supports all districts, schools, educational staff who work with students with disabilities, and family members of students with disabilities by providing professional development, technical assistance, resources and instructional materials. No
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Local District Special Education Data ProfilesDistrict profile containing annual data on performance of students with disabilitiesNo
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Median Student Growth Percentile Conversion ChartA conversion scale that translates Median Student Growth Percentile (mSGP) into a score for the educator No
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New Jersey Career Assistance Navigator (NJCAN)Free, state-sponsored web-based career guidance system. Contains a variety of resources to support students' lifelong career exploration and planningNo
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New Jersey Tiered System of Supports (NJTSS)A framework of supports and interventions to improve student achievement, based on the core components of Multi-Tiered Systems of Support and the three tier prevention logic of Response to Intervention (RTI)No
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NJ School Climate Survey Questionnaires and materials that schools may utilize to survey students, parents and staff to evaluate the conditions for learningNo
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NJ SMART District Reports Reports that allow districts, schools, and administrators to view data on performance, placement, assessment scoring, at-risk student lists, and more No
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NJ Student Learning Educational Technology Standards 8.1 and 8.2NJ Student Learning Standard aimed to help educators and administrators develop an understanding of students’ foundational technology skillsNo
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NJ Trax Digital Learning Surveys and Reporting ToolCollection of six digital learning surveys and reporting capabilities aligned to the Future Ready framework to assist districts and schools self-assess their digital learning readiness and level of implementationNo
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NJDOE Digital Learning Glossary of TermsA glossary of digital learning terms for teachers No
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Person-Centered Approaches in Schools and TransitionResources that teaches fundamental skills, tools, and processes to implement person-centered approaches in schools. Includes methods for gathering and implementing strategies designed to improve post-school outcomes for studentsNo
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Preschool-3rd Grade GuidelinesA collection of professional development guidelines that support and outline best practices in preschool to third gradeNo
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Program Activity Review System (PARS21)Web-based application for the Even Start Family Literacy (ESFL) Program and the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21stCCLC) Program grant recipient. Collects data related to program staff, participants, activities, and outcomes for accountability and reporting purposesNo
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Revised Opioid Use and Misuse Fact Sheet and Sign-Off SheetThe New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) released the Opioid Use and Misuse Educational Fact Sheet and its companion template sign-off form. Since that time, the NJDOE has determined that the information provided within the fact sheet regarding the use of Tramadol as a choice to relieve pain is not consistent with the views of all medical professionals; therefore that information has since been removed. The revised fact sheet can be found on the NJDOE’s Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Use webpage. Yes
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School Performance ReportsReports that are designed to inform parents, educators and communities about how well a school is performing and preparing its students for college and careersNo
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Seal of Biliteracy ProgramVoluntary program that allows districts to award certificates to high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in speaking, reading, listening and writing in one or more world languages, in addition to EnglishNo
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Self Assessment & Validation System (SAVS)A district administered classroom evaluation that serves as the basis for state funded preschool programs to self-assess the status of their programs in relation to the six areas of program administration found in the SAVSYes
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Suite of Algebra I ResourcesA new suite of web-based planning resources are now available to assist educators in implementing the Algebra I New Jersey Student Learning Standards for Mathematics. The suite of tools contains a “Guide to Rigor,” “Coherence Guide,” and four “Instructional Support Tools for Teachers” reflecting each of four conceptual categories. No
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Technology Plan for Digital Learning A reflective tool on how schools and districts can systemically transform instruction through the development or enhancement of effective implementation of a plan to facilitated digital learning environments in the classroomNo
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Technology-infused Practices & Strategies (TiPS) Online professional development modules demonstrating how to effectively use technology to enhance discrete research-based instructional strategiesNo
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Title I Schoolwide Program PlanRequired plan pursuant to ESEA §1114 submitted by Title I funded schools operating a schoolwide program that demonstrates how the school will improve the academic achievement of the lowest-performing students while upgrading the educational program of the entire schoolNo
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Universal Design for Learning (UDL) BookmarkA bookmark that identifies the principles of UDL: representation, action and expression, and engagement and their meanings to serve as reminders to teachersNo
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Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Classroom Walk-throughTool that can be used to determine if the principles of UDL are applied during instruction in a classroom and as a pre/post measure to determine if the use of UDL improves after professional developmentNo
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Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Lesson Plan TemplatesDigital Templates that can be downloaded and used for planning lesson plans incorporating the UDL principlesNo
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Universal Design for Learning (UDL)Glossary of TerminologyList of the most prevalent terms related to UDL and their definitions to promote a common understanding UDLNo

Disclaimer: The resources of the webpage are non-exhaustive. Items are updated regularly and are subject to change without notice. To ensure compliance with all state required submissions, please refer to the appropriate NJDOE office(s).