Marlboro Township Schools implemented a blended learning instructional environment during the 2011 school year. By 2013, the MTPS became a 1:1 learning environment with the use of Chromebooks and various educational technology programs. At this time, the number of available digital tools increased greatly and the district now implements a mix of free programs such as G-Suite for Education (formerly Google Apps for Education) and district budgeted programs such as Study Island, ST Math, IXL Math, Achieve3000, RAZ Kids, Reading Eggs, BrainPop, Discovery Education and Pear Deck to name a few. MTPS has a robust, comprehensive, and collaborative action plan to implement personalized learning for all students.
More about Marlboro Elementary's history:
Marlboro Elementary School, which opened in 1971, was the third school that was built in the district. Since 1971, the township has grown tremendously, increasing the district's student population as well, and necessitating several additions to the original building. In 1992, a computer lab, library and offices were built. In 1996, the Mustang Room (named after the school's mascot, a mustang), art room, and several classrooms were built.
The mission of Marlboro Elementary School is to foster strong academics; promote outstanding student discipline rooted in a school wide citizenship program; and encourage excellent home and school communication. Our most important task is to help each child become a competent learner and a responsible citizen. We call our school the "K.I.N.D. Kid School" - Where Kids Care to Learn and Learn to Care.
The school is very proud of the many accomplishments by its students and staff. For the sixth year in a row and the eighth year in total, the school was named a State Champion Physical Fitness Award winner, as part of the President's Challenge National Youth Physical Fitness Program. Thousands of students nationwide participated in the program. The school was one of only three in its category in the state to win the award. In 2001, VFW Post 4374 nominated Principal Jon Shutman as Principal of the Year, and art teacher Betty Matlin as Teacher of the Year. Reading teacher Laura Fischer was recognized as the Monmouth County Citizen of the Year in 1999 for her work in supporting the Linkages homeless shelter. In 2000, her students were recognized as Monmouth County Student Volunteers of the Year.
Marlboro Elementary School
Marlboro, New Jersey
7746 United States
In 2014-2015 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
In 2013-2014 New Jersey used the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) to test students in grade 11 in language arts literacy and math. The HSPA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. Students are required to pass the HSPA in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
In 2014-2015 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.
Statewide assessments have been used for decades in New Jersey and are designed to measure student progress toward achieving our academic standards. PARCC is a multi-state consortium that allows states, including New Jersey, to pool resources and expertise to develop a meaningful, comparable high-quality assessment - one that can be used to guide our efforts to continually improve our educational system by supporting teaching and learning, identifying struggling schools, informing teacher development, and providing parents with feedback on their own child's strengths and challenges.