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Monmouth County Freeholders
Markham Place Student Government Day
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School Performance Reports were first developed for the 2011-12 school year with the input of stakeholders. The Department continues to rely on stakeholder input to ensure the reports provide a holistic picture of school performance. As one of the most critical school accountability systems in New Jersey, the Department is continually looking for ways to improve the readability and usability of these reports. The goal is to provide all members of the local community a picture of how students are demonstrating skills and behaviors indicative of college and career readiness and what type of educational experiences the students have available to them.
The Department anticipates that some viewers of the School Performance Reports (https://homeroom5.doe.state.nj.us/pr/) may try to utilize them to create a summative ranking of schools, akin to a “Best New Jersey Schools” list. The NJDOE discourages the use of the reports for this purpose. While the School Performance Reports bring attention to important student outcomes, they do not present data about other essential elements of a school, such as the provision of opportunities to participate and excel in extracurricular activities; the development of non-cognitive skills like time management and perseverance; or the presence of a positive school culture or climate.
The NJDOE is currently in a multi-year process to improve the School Performance Reports, based on stakeholder feedback and federal requirements. To help shape changes to the format and content of future reports, the Department has launched a survey to collect your feedback on the 2015-16 School Performance Reports.