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6142.6 Basic Skills


Northfield, New Jersey Monitored


Policy X Other Reasons





In order to provide Northfield School District students with the basic tools necessary for achievement of the Core Curriculum Content Standards, the board directs development of strong basic skills courses at all levels of the schools.


The Superintendent of Schools shall work with staff to:


A. Infuse instruction in basic skills into courses of study at all grade levels and ensure the articulation of those skills from grade to grade.


B. Actively seek innovative and remedial programs to ensure that all district students acquire the basic skills suited to their grade level and capacity.


The district shall administer state tests as required by law and code and may administer standardized tests as appropriate to determine student achievement levels in basic skills. A child shall participate in a remedial education program as long as he/she does not meet minimum proficiency levels.


NJSBA Review/Update: December 2009; December 2010

Adopted: October 24, 2011


Key Words


Basic Skills, Remedial Education


Legal References: N.J.S.A. 18A:35-4.9 Student promotion and remediation; policies and procedures

N.J.A.C. 6A:8-1.1 et seq. Standards and Assessment

See particularly:

N.J.A.C. 6A:8-3.1, -4.1

N.J.A.C. 6A:30-1.1 et seq. Evaluation of the Performance of School Districts


Hawkins-Stafford Elementary and Secondary Schools Improvement Amendments of 1988 (P.L. 100-297)



Cross References: *6122 Articulation

*6140 Curriculum adoption

*6141 Curriculum design/development

*6142 Subject fields

*6142.2 English as a second language; bilingual/bicultural

*6146 Graduation requirements

*6171.1 Remedial instruction

*6171.3 At-risk and Title 1

*6171.4 Special education


*Indicates policy is included in the Critical Policy Reference Manual.

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