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Kenilworth Board of Education Approves District Goals

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KENILWORTH, NJ – THE Kenilworth Board of Education approved district goals for the 2016-2017 school year.

District Goals:
Goal No. 1 - We will personalize our curriculum, instruction and assessment to meet the needs of our diverse population.
Goal No. 2 - We will be accountable for operating a safe, efficient, and effective school district.
Goal No. 3 - We will develop and strengthen our relationships with community stakeholders through effective communication and collaboration.
Goal No. 4 - We will foster a culture of high expectations by delivering a rigorous and outstanding 21st century education to our students.

Harding Elementary School:
Goal No. 1- Parent Partnerships: We will positively affect our students through parent involvement by expanding the number of parents who participate more frequently in our school. We will use various methods to build better partnerships with our parents that include surveys, focus groups, incorporating the talents of our parents in our school events, and by adding new opportunities for participation. We will measure our effectiveness through surveys and attendance at all events.

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Goal No. 2 - Learning Customization: Our teachers will customize learning to meet the needs of our evolving student diversity through data driven methods. We will use data informed by multiple means of assessment to plan and deliver instruction that targets the student growth of every individual student.

David Brearley Middle and High School:

David Brearley Middle School:
Goal No. 1 - Middle School Revitalization: Develop a plan for improving the middle school in the areas of programming (curriculum), culture and climate, as well as student performance. Through the work of a task force of stakeholders, we will develop and provide specific recommendations for changing our middle school which addresses the academic, social and emotional challenges our data suggests.

Goal No. 2 - Differentiation of Instruction: We will develop and implement a simple model and classroom expectations for differentiated instruction that addresses learning needs based on data outcomes (Otus, Fountas and Pinnell, Benchmarks, MAPS). Upon the development of our simple differentiated model and expectations for using this model, we will provide training so we can implement this model with validity and reliability.

David Brearley High School:
Goal No. 1 - Reduce Student Failures: In each department we will examine our student failures and develop a shared set of interventions which we can utilize to reduce the number of students who we have that are not successful in our courses.

Goal No. 2 - Differentiation of Instruction: We will develop and implement a simple model and classroom expectations for differentiated instruction that addresses learning needs based on data outcomes (Otus, Fountas and Pinnell, Benchmarks, MAPS). Upon the development of our simple differentiated model and expectations for using this model, we will provide training so we can implement this model with validity and reliability.

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