The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation facilitates district projects and research related to district school, student, and staff evaluations as well as state and national student assessments. The office also manages discretionary grants and coordinates the program planning and budgets for the federal entitlement district allocations under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
The district receives and annual federal entitlement allocation through ESEA Title I, Title II, Title III, and Title III Immigrant. Title I serves schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families to help ensure that all children meet challenging state academic standards. Federal funds are currently allocated through statutory formulas that are based primarily on census poverty estimates and the cost of education in each state. Title II funds projects to increase academic achievement by improving teacher and principal quality. Title III and Title III Immigrant funding helps to ensure that children who are limited English proficient attain English proficiency, develop high levels of academic attainment in English, and meet the same challenging state academic content and student academic achievement standards that all children are expected to meet.
The district administers all statewide assessments as required by the New Jersey Department of Education including the Partnership for Assessment of College and Career Readiness (PARCC), ACCESS 2.0, and the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT).
The district administers the College Board's PSAT 8/9 and the PSAT/NMSQT to students enrolled in grades 9, 10, and 11.
The district utilizes the Marzano Framework for Evaluation of certificated teaching staff and non-classroom educational service professionals.
The district successfully completed the Middle States Association of Colleges and School Commissions on Elementary and Secondary School Excellence by Design (Systems Version) comprehensive self-evaluation and external review process in 2015-2016.
The purpose of career and technical education is to assist students in meeting high standards that integrate academic and career/technical instruction, link secondary and post secondary education, and provide students with the knowledge and skills to keep the United States competitive in the global market place. The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 provides entitlement funding for approved programs in our district.
The Freehold Regional High School District respects the contributions to community life made by local businesses, post-secondary institutions of higher learning, community organizations, and other community groups that enrich the educational potential of the overall community through a sharing of knowledge and resources with our district.