Dear Parents, Guardians and Members of the School Community,
New Jersey’s School Performance Reports have provided families, educators and the public a picture of overall school performance since 2012. As part of New Jersey’s accountability system, the performance reports offer valuable information across many elements, including schoolwide academic achievement and progress, demographics, school climate, chronic absenteeism, and college and career readiness.
The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) encourages all members of the school community to use the performance reports to help start local conversations by asking questions such as: How is our school doing relative to other schools? Are our students making progress from last year?
The NJDOE now provides Performance Summary Reports for all schools in New Jersey.
The one-page Performance Summary Reports for each school and district are now available and provide a reader-friendly companion to the detailed New Jersey School Performance Reports.
Enhancements to the 2018-2019 School Performance Reports:
Emphasis on progress with new pages showing progress on student growth, proficiency, and graduation rates over the last three years
Expanded data that allows comparisons between additional student groups (e.g. gender, homeless students, students in foster care) for student growth, chronic absenteeism, graduation rates, and career and technical education program participation
Additional resources to help explain where the data in the reports comes from and how it’s calculated
More information including participation in STEM courses and school-level per-pupil expenditures
The NJDOE has also made available a guide to explain the different data points on the Summary Reports.
The NJ Department of Education is always seeking additional feedback on how to further improve the readability and usability of these reports.
Click here if you would like to respond to the NJDOE survey. This feedback survey is for the state and will not be shared with your school district.
Lauren Barbelet, Superintendent
Woodcliff Lake Schools