NJDOE Performance Reports
“The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) has significantly revised the annual school report cards, required under both federal and state legislation. The new School Performance Reports are designed to enhance both educator and stakeholder engagement in discussions about how well a school is preparing their students for college and careers.
In particular, the new School Performance Reports seek to:
They also utilize a newly created “peer group” for each school to enable educators and stakeholders to benchmark and make comparisons about their own performance. These peer groups are based upon:
· Similar grade configurations ( i.e. 6-8 schools are compared to 6-8 generally)
· Percentage of students receiving free and reduced lunch
· Percentage of limited English proficiency students
· Percentage of students enrolled in special education programs.