H. W. Mountz Elementary School

A National Blue Ribbon Award School 2015

The Standards Movement in New Jersey
 The Spring Lake School District embraces the Common Core Standards initiative and PARCC assessments as a guiding set of standards to ensure our talented students are ready for the next steps and challenges in their educational career.  These standards are used to develop the district's rigorous curriculum, to select textbooks and programs to provide the most appropriate and effective instructional practices, to provide modes of data collection to inform teaching and learning, and to guide professional development for teachers to ensure they have the necessary skills to ensure our students can meet the goals embedded within the curriculum.  Ultimately the goal of our curriculum is to ensure our students graduate as 8th graders with the necessary skills, knowledge, and understandings to be on target for College and Career Readiness.


The 2014 New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards (NJCCCS), including the English Language Arts and Mathematics Common Core State Standards, the Next Generation Science Standards, Social Studies, Comprehensive Health and Physical 
August 2014 Monthly Resources:Education, Visual and Performing Arts, World Languages, and Preschool Teaching and Learning Standards were adopted at the NJ State Board of Education meeting on July 9, 2014. The standards outline the knowledge and skills students are expected to master in grades K-12. The newly adopted standards can be found at the following 
View this NJDOE presentation to understand the integrated approach behind HW Mountz's implementation of the Common Core, PARCC, and Professional Development.  SHIFTING GEARS PRESENTATION  and RESOURCES
“The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers and parents know what they need to do to help them. The standards are designed to be robust and relevant to the real world, reflecting the knowledge and skills that our young people need for success in college and careers. With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will be best positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.”

—Common Core State Standards Initiative

"The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a consortium of states working together to develop a common set of K-12 assessments in English and math anchored in what it takes to be ready for college and careers. These new K-12 assessments will build a pathway to college and career readiness by the end of high school, mark students’ progress toward this goal from 3rd grade up, and provide teachers with timely information to inform instruction and provide student support. The PARCC assessments will be ready for states to administer during the 2014-15 school year."
 —PARCC Consortium 



For more information on the newly adopted Next Generation Science Standards please visit this link:

Last Modified on August 25, 2014