NJ's Instructional Improvement System
The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) is developing an online platform in partnership with Pearson Schoolnet called edConnect NJ, NJ's Instructional Improvement System (IIS) that will provide educators with a suite of tools designed to improve their practice and their students' achievement. Classroom teachers will have access to their classroom and student data reports, be able to create and distribute assessments (online), and browse standards' aligned resources (CCSS and NJCCCS) such as lesson plans, assessment items and professional development and group students in order to differentiate their programming to meet student needs.
Administrators and central district staff will be able to review posted lesson plans, use data to create professional learning communities, share resources with a group or with individual teachers, and analyze classroom, grade, subject and school- or district-level reports. The reports will inform strategies at both a micro and macro level to improve building or district wide policies that will support educators in their classroom.
Educators will benefit from receiving a tool that organizes their daily instruction, one that allows teachers to analyze their students' performance in order to improve their practice and their students' achievement, while providing their administrators the means to monitor and support their efforts.