2017-2018 NJ School Performance Reports
Dear Parents, Guardians, and Members of the School Community,
The NJ Department of Education recently released the 2017-2018 New Jersey School Performance Reports.
I am writing to provide you information about the 2017-18 New Jersey School Performance Reports, which were recently released and are available on the NJ School Performance Reports webpage at www.njschooldata.org.
Performance Reports reflect the New Jersey Department of Education’s (NJDOE)
extensive efforts to engage with parents, students and school communities, and
share the information that is most valuable in providing a picture of overall
school performance. We encourage you to
use these reports to:
o Learn more about your school and district;
o Start conversations with school community members and ask questions; and
Engage with school communities to identify what schools are doing well
and where they can improve.
reports include changes that respond to stakeholder feedback collected through
a feedback survey, at parent round tables and workshops, and from stakeholder
engagement throughout the year. These changes include:
o More informative, easier to understand one-page Summary Reports;
o Additional navigation tools and an improved search page within the reports;
o Emphasis on student growth with the growth section of the reports newly featured before the academic achievement section in the reports; and
More information about Career and Technical Education (CTE)
programs, dual enrollment, graduation pathways, progress toward English
Language proficiency, staff demographics, and discipline.
Along with the full ,
one-page Summary Reports for each school and district are also available. The
Summary Reports provide a high-level summary of how well a school or district
is performing with data that address questions such as:
o How does our students’ growth compare to students’ growth in other districts?
o Are students at risk?
o Are students graduating?
o How did students perform on assessments?
o Are students college and career ready?
Do they have
access to high-level coursework and arts courses?
A is also available on the School Performance Reports webpage to explain the different data points on the Summary Reports.
H. Major Poteat, Ed.D., Superintendent
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