The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001, also know as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), recognizes that all children can achieve the same high standards when taught by highly qualified teachers using proven methods in an appropriate learning environment. The goal of this act is to provide educators assistance in planning and implementing programs that are designed to close the achievement gap between disadvantaged students and their peers. Accountability, choice, flexibility, and methodology are the four pillars of reform in NCLB and are used to establish requirements and regulations for states to determine eligibility. The New Jersey Department of Education administers funds under NCLB through a consolidated grant application process to local education agencies (LEA).
Parent Notification and Documentation:
New Jersey’s approved ESEA Waiver Request requires that the state implement an accountability system with differentiated recognitions, interventions and supports. One component of this system is the calculation of progress target for each district school that participates in the state’s assessment system. The NJDOE has established annual equal increments so that within six years the percentage of non-proficient students in all subgroups is reduced by half. In addition, the state has established a proficiency goal of 90 percent; this goal will increase to 95 percent in 2015. A school is determined to meet the state’s expectations if it either meets its designated progress target or the state proficiency goal. Any school that did not meet the identified 2012 Progress Targets and/or state proficiency goal in any one subgroup or more, is required to develop an action plan articulating how it will address the needs of student populations that fell below the target. Click on each school below to review the finalized 2012-2013 Progress Targets Action Plan:
To view each school’s Annual Progress Targets and School Profile Report click on the attached PowerPoint that was presented at the February Board of Education Meeting.
Last Modified on March 1, 2013