DTS Curriculum

The curriculum at Delaware Township School revolves around the New Jersey Student Learning Standards.  The New Jersey Student Learning Standards include Preschool Teaching and Learning Standards, as well as nine K-12 standards for the following content areas:

Comprehensive Health & Physical Education  /  Language Arts Literacy  /  Mathematics  /  Science  /  Social Studies

21st Century Life & Careers  /  Technology  /  Visual & Performing Arts  /  World Languages

The most recent review and revision of the standards occurred in 2014. However, the standards in language arts and math underwent an additional review in 2015 with adoption by the New Jersey State Board of Education in May 2016.

The newly revised NJ standards were developed in collaboration with teachers, school administrators, and experts, to provide a clear and consistent framework to prepare our children for college and the workforce. 

The standards are informed by the highest, most effective models from states across the country and countries around the world, and provide teachers and parents with a common understanding of what students are expected to learn.  Consistent standards will provide appropriate benchmarks for all students, regardless of where they live.

These standards define the knowledge and skills students should have within their K-12 education careers so that they will graduate high school able to succeed in entry-level, credit-bearing academic college courses and in workforce training programs. 

The standards:
• Are aligned with college & work expectations
• Are clear, understandable & consistent
• Include rigorous content & application of knowledge through high-order skills
• Build upon strengths & lessons of current state standards
• Are informed by other top performing countries so all students are prepared to succeed in our global economy & society
• Are evidence-based.

DTS Performance Reports

DTS progress targets are a direct result of student achievement data analysis from state data, as well as, district performance benchmarks. For a comprehensive outline of current progress targets, you may access the PROGRESS TARGETS link below. In addition college and career readiness indicators include a percentage of students taking Algebra in Grades 7 & 8. DTS data is recorded at 13% in this area due to an error in data and calculation. Corrections have been made to the state course rosters and future state calculations will reflect the accurate amount of 22%.