New Jersey Department of Education

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Draft 2020 New Jersey Student Learning Standards

The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) supports schools, educators and districts to ensure all of New Jersey’s 1.4 million students have equitable access to high-quality education and achieve academic excellence. We need our students to be effective thinkers, problem solvers and communicators in a global community and have the skills needed for high-skilled, high-demand jobs. The NJDOE’s standard review and revision process (N.J.A.C. 6A:8-2.1) provides us with an opportunity to update our standards to ensure all students are prepared for postsecondary success. The NJSLS revisions were made based on a thorough review of the 2014 NJSLS, national standards and current research.

The NJDOE values input from our educators and this is reflected throughout each of the standards. The draft standards were developed in collaboration with over 130 educators from public (including charters) and non-public elementary, middle, and high schools, higher education, parents, and representatives from non-profit organizations, business, the military, and health fields from throughout New Jersey.

Seven sets of NJSLS are currently under review: Comprehensive Health and Physical Education (CHPE), Visual and Performing Arts (VPA), Science, Social Studies, World Languages, Technology and 21st Century Life and Careers.

The New Jersey Student Learning Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics were adopted by the New Jersey State Board of Education in May 2016 and are not currently under review. English Language Arts Instructional Units and Mathematics Instructional Units were created in collaboration with educator teams to assist districts in creating standards-based curriculum and assessment.

CHPE | Science | Social Studies | VPA |  World Languages | Computer Science and Design Thinking | Career Readiness, Life Literacies and Key Skills

 

Comprehensive Health and Physical Education (CHPE) Draft 2020

Introduction          

2.1 Mental Health: Emotional and
Social Wellness

K-2

3-5

6-8

9-12

2.2 Physical Wellness

K-2

3-5

6-8

9-12

2.3 Safety

K-2

3-5

6-8

9-12

 

Science Draft 2020

Introduction


Science

K-5

6-8

9-12

 

Social Studies Draft 2020

Introduction

                                                            

6.1 US History: America in the World

K–2

3–5

6–8

9–12

6.2 World History/Global Studies

 

 

6–8

9–12

6.3 Active Citizenship in the 21st Century

K–2

3–5

6–8

9–12

 

Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) Draft 2020

Introduction

2.1 Dance

K–2

3–5

6–8

9–12

2.2 Media Arts

K–2

3–5

6–8

9–12

2.3A General Music

K–2

3–5

6–8

 

2.3B Music Composition & Theory

 

 

 

9–12

2.3C Music Ensembles

 

 

 

9–12

2.3D Music Harmonizing Instruments

 

 

 

9–12

2.3E Music Technology

 

 

 

9–12

2.4 Theatre

K–2

3–5

6–8

9–12

2.5 Visual Arts

K–2

3–5

6–8

9–12

 

World Languages Draft 2020

Introduction          

7.1 Novice Low

7.1 Novice Mid

7.1 Novice High

7.1 Intermediate Low

7.1 Intermediate Mid

7.1 Intermediate High

7.1 Advanced Low

 

Computer Science and Design Thinking Draft 2020

Introduction

                                                              

8.1 Computer Science

K–2

3–5

6–8

9–12

8.2 Design Thinking

K–2

3–5

6–8

9–12

 

Career Readiness, Life Literacies, and Key Skills Draft 2020

Introduction

                                                           

9.1 Personal Financial Literacy

K–2

3–5

6–8

9–12

9.2 Career Awareness, Exploration, Preparation, and Training

K–2

3–5

6–8

9–12

9.3 Career and Technical Education

 

 

 

No Changes

9.4 Life Literacies and Key Skills

K–2

3–5

6–8

9–12