Middle school curriculum revised in Ridgewood
Monday February 18, 2013, 1:04 PM
BY LAURA HERZOG
The Ridgewood News
Ridgewood school district administrators are addressing a district-wide dip in language arts test scores after elementary school.
In the next school year, the sixth grade middle school curricular offerings will be slightly revised in an attempt to improve language arts literacy.
There is a new requirement that all sixth-grade students take four quarter-year English courses in addition to their year-long core English class. To accommodate the requirement, administrators are deferring students’ ability to choose elective courses until grades 7 and 8. They have also removed a sixth grade, quarter-year “Technology Literacy” class.