New Jersey School Performance Reports provide families, educators and the public valuable information about how a school is doing and how the school is preparing students for success after high school. As part of New Jersey’s accountability system, the performance reports provide a picture of overall school performance.
These reports include data on chronic absenteeism, participation in college readiness tests, and taking rigorous coursework in high school. The school community can use this information to compare a school’s performance to other school, district, and statewide results, and to find a school’s strengths and identify areas for improvement.
The reports also reflect a focus on how a school is improving through the inclusion of student longitudinal and growth data. Additionally, New Jersey has developed a school accountability system as required by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to identify schools in need of support. Beginning with the 2016-17 Performance Reports, data is included to demonstrate how schools and districts are performing against the State’s Accountability indicators.
*Source: NJ DOE Performance Reports Reference Guide