Our department's mission is to provide leadership and support for NLMUSD staff and parents by coordinating the development, alignment, and implementation of standards, curriculum, instruction, professional learning, assessments and support services to ensure each student meets or exceed proficiency and is ready for college, university and careers. Our district offers a rigorous curriculum to meet the needs of and challenge our students.
Our department supports our K-12 schools to implement research-based curriculum aligned to the California State Content Standards, coordinates instructional materials adoptions and resources, and provides research-based professional development for teachers and administrators to ensure that they receive the necessary support to effectively address the needs of our diverse student population. We also oversee and direct many of the annual assessment and accountability activities, such as the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System which includes the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBAC), California Standards Tests (CST), and California Modified Assessment (CMA). Additional annual assessment and accountability activities includes California English Language Test (CELDT), Physical Fitness Test (PFT), Advanced Placement Exams (AP), and the School Accountability Report Cards (SARC), and among others.
To learn more about the district's plan for professional development and school site support click on the links below.