The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) releases NJ School Performance Reports annually. These annual reports are developed by our state to provide the public with various data including school-level demographics, state assessment scores, information about staff working in a school, etc., for the previous school year. The performance reports provide a brief overview of various areas such as: enrollment, participation & performance, student growth, attendance, student discipline, technology readiness, per-pupil expenditures, and school climate. The following four areas have state targets and are further defined below: Participation Rate, Academic Achievement, Academic Progress, and Chronic Absenteeism.
Participation Rate, Academic Achievement, and Academic Progress
Participation Rate, Academic Achievement, and Academic Progress include measures based on the English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics (M) sections of the NJ PARCC, administered to students in grades three to eleven, from the spring of 2018. In addition to PARCC data, this section of the school performance report also includes other state required assessments that are applicable to the school including DLM, ACCESS for ELLs, and NAEP. The NJDOE continues to utilize a state participation target rate of 95 percent annually.
The NJDOE also established a state proficiency goal of 80 percent for PARCC. In addition, annual progress targets were developed for each subgroup within a school based on initial baseline data from this relatively new assessment. Annual progress targets are designed to increase the percentage of proficient students in all subgroups so that by the 2029-2030 school year all schools across the state will meet the state proficiency goal. A school is determined to meet the state’s annual expectations if it either meets the state proficiency goal or its designated progress target goal.
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