• Department of Academics | Meeting the Needs of ALL Learners
    New Jersey Student Learning Standards

    The New Jersey Student Learning Standards (NJSLS) describe what students should know and be able to do at the completion of a 13-year public education. These standards provide the foundation for local district curricula that is used by teachers in the development of their daily lesson plans. The standards provide local school districts with clear and specific benchmarks for student achievement in nine content areas. These standards were developed and reviewed by a panel of teachers, administrators, parents, students, and representatives from higher education, business, and the community. The standards are influenced by national standards, research, and student needs. They are revised every 5 years with each content area having its own cycle. You can view the standards here: