The NJDOE released new School Performance Reports for all schools in New Jersey for the 2013-14 school year. These reports replaced the NJ School Report Cards that previously were published annually for districts and school. These reports include brand new data on college and career readiness and provide comparison to “peer schools” in order to provide a more complete picture of school performance for educators and the general public.
For the first time, the Performance Reports include measures of student growth, utilizing the Student Growth Percentile (SGP) methodology. This SGP will become a factor in future educator evaluation that has been mandated by new teacher tenure legislation. At this point, the SGP creates a measure of how students progressed in grades 4 through 8 on the NJASK language arts literacy and math assessments when compared to other students with a similar NJASK test score history. A short video explaining the SGP methodology can be found here.
The School Performance Reports can be accessed here: http://education.state.nj.us/pr/