MTPS Curriculum & Instruction

Our continuation of teaching and learning...

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To see MTPS scores click on the link for the full presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1VCZKfX2OMyMm_dvFlAP2lJX7iXs2W9LryS0M8DYT938/edit#slide=id.gb0508b0acd_0_0


MTPS uses NWEA’s MAP Growth assessments to monitor elementary and secondary students’ reading and math growth throughout the school year, with assessments typically administered in the fall, winter, and spring. . MAP Growth is a computer adaptive test—which means measurement is precise even for students above or below grade level—and is vertically scaled to allow for the estimation of gains across time.


NWEA Spring 2020 Projections of Growth Due to Closures: https://www.the74million.org/article/new-research-predicts-steep-covid-learning-losses-will-widen-already-dramatic-achievement-gaps-within-classrooms/


Initial Findings Fall, 2020: https://www.nwea.org/news-center/news-center/new-research-on-academic-impacts-from-covid-19-closures-highlights-gains-in-reading-and-setbacks-in-math


To see MTPS scores click on the link for the full presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1VCZKfX2OMyMm_dvFlAP2lJX7iXs2W9LryS0M8DYT938/edit#slide=id.gb0508b0acd_0_0

Here is how our teachers plan when teaching students in a full remote setting.

Designing Learning Experiences


  • MTPS teachers follow NJ State Standards and MTPS Curriculum
  • Recognize the need for flexibility in terms of time schedules and technology access;
  • Engage students in relevant and meaningful learning experiences;
  • Connect what students have been learning thus far in the year to the new learning experiences in which they will be engaging;
  • Allow for student choice and voice when possible/appropriate with regard to how students engage in the experience and/or how they demonstrate their learning;
  • Remember that students learn in different ways and provide flexibility in how they engage in new learning (e.g., reading, video); and
  • Encourage students to self-reflect upon their learning.

Grade level summaries students should be able to master by June (Seek Common Ground):

Providing Emotional Support During this time of COVID

According to an article published in Child Trends (https://www.childtrends.org/publications/resources-for-supporting-childrens-emotional-well-being-during-the-covid-19-pandemic), below are some steps you can take to support the emotional well-being of children during this time: