Mount Laurel Educational Summit


On May 15, 2014, the Board of Education hosted the 2014 Mount Laurel Education Summit : Understanding the Transformation at Hartford School. Participants were asked to share their reflections and perceptions on public education in general and on Mount Laurel schools in particular. The board’s goal is to have every demographic group within Mount Laurel represented at the Educational Summit, and to have technology available for hands-on use by participants.  A total of 105 representatives from every demographic group within the community – parents, residents without children, senior citizens, members of faith-based groups, preschool parents and day care workers, township officials, residents at large and school personnel - participated.
 
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Antoinette Rath provided an overview of three crucial factors facing our schools today. They were: The Common Core Standards, the new Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test, and school attendance. All of those present were given the opportunity to take a portion of the PARCC test to assess its rigor, and took part in group discussion regarding all three factors under study.

Common Core State Standards Video

Some Guidance For Parents Moving Through The Grades

How can you help? What should you do to monitor your child's progress? You're probably already doing it! You're involved in your child's education. You read at home. You take an interest, check assignments and help with homework.

Below are links to grade-level guides that will help further with what your child will be learning each year. Developed by the Council of the Great City Schools of Washington DC to explain the Common Core Standards, these guides are consistent with our curriculum here in Mount Laurel and offer valuable information at each grade level. Feel free to use them as an additional resource as your child moves through the Mount Laurel Schools.


Kindergarten Language Arts
Kindergarten Mathematics

First-Grade Language Arts
First-Grade Mathematics

Second-Grade Language Arts
Second-Grade Mathematics

Third-Grade Language Arts
Third-Grade Mathematics
Fourth-Grade Language Arts
Fourth-Grade Mathematics
Fifth-Grade Language Arts
Fifth-Grade Mathematics
Sixth-Grade Language Arts
Sixth-Grade Mathematics
Seventh-Grade Language Arts
Seventh-Grade Mathematics
Eighth-Grade Language Arts
Eighth-Grade Mathematics

Additional Resources To Stay Abreast of Change

Advancing Student Success by Reducing Absenteeism

Data Quality Campaign

Myth vs. Fact about Common Core