Mrs. Jayne Tanis
Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
Federal Grants Coordinator
The Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment works with the Curriculum Steering Team to oversee the total educational experience each child receives as a student in Pompton Lakes. Every content area follows curricula approved by the Pompton Lakes Board of Education and aligned with the New Jersey Student Learning Standards. Following a yearly professional development plan, the district also offers professional learning opportunities to the entire staff to provide teachers and para-professionals with the latest evidence-based instructional strategies that will hopefully provide the students with a well-rounded educational experience. Additionally, the District Administrative Team ensures that the curriculum and instructional strategies used in classrooms not only provides students with the content and skills necessary to meet grade-level benchmarks, but they also serve as a model for the necessary expertise and knowledge needed for college and career readiness.
To aid in the communication between the school and parents/guardians, this office also maintains the web-based Parent Portal. The Parent Portal provides real time information on student’s tests, quizzes, and classroom assignments. Parents or guardians with children in grades K-12 can presently use this site to track the academic progress of their children and communicate with teachers. Parents with children in grades K-5 will need to click on the Standards tab to view their child's progress.
Furthermore, parents/guardians with children in grades 6-12 are encouraged to connect with their child’s teachers to learn more about Google Classroom. As a 1:1 district in grades 6-12, Google Classroom is the district’s choice web service to make it easier for middle and high school students with a school-provided Google Account and their teachers to connect both inside and outside of the classroom.
Other Pertinent Information:
NEW Graduation Requirements (June 5, 2019): The NJDOE released the following pathways for the Classes of 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 to meet the high school assessment graduation requirements in both English Language Arts/Literacy (ELA) and mathematics:
1. Demonstrate proficiency on NJSLA/PARCC ELA 10 and/or Algebra I; or,
2. Demonstrate proficiency in ELA and/or mathematics by meeting the designated cut score on one of alternative assessments such as other high school-level NJSLA/PARCC assessments, the SAT, ACT, or ACCUPLACER as defined in the Graduation Assessment Requirements chart; or,
3.Demonstrate proficiency in ELA and/or mathematics by submitting, through the district, a student portfolio appeal to the NJDOE.
For the 2019-2020 District Testing Notification Letter to District Families, please click the following link: District Testing Notification Letter
*Please note: The State updated the Statewide Assessments Testing Schedule on Nov. 7, 2019, changing the dates for the NJSLA-Science administration computer testing window to April 20, 2020 - May 29, 2020 which did not impact our original district testing calendar. It also changed the testing administration window for ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 to February 18-April 10, 2020, which did not impact our original testing schedule for this particular assessment.
Please note: Pompton Lakes Public Schools was recently notified by the New Jersey Department of Education as a field test site for the 2020 Spring NJSLA ELA testing administration for grades 3-10. A revised Testing Notification Letter will be posted by October 23, 2019.
For the 2019 State Testing Results presentation to the Board of Education and public, please click here: State Testing Report to the Board of Education, 10/1/19
For the 2019 NJSLA-ELA and Math Score Interpretation Guide, please click here: NJSLA ELA & Math Scoring Guide
Title I Parent Night Presentation: (from the 2/13/20 Title I Parent Night meeting) Click here to view the presentation.
For further information about Parent Portal, please click the following link: Parent Portal Procedures
For further information about the NJDOE Student Learning Standards, please visit the following website: