For Release: February 14, 2008
New Jersey Department of Education Releases 2007 School Report Card
The New Jersey Department of Education today released the 2007 School Report Card, which contain detailed statistical profiles of all public schools in the state in the areas of school environment, student information, student performance indicators, staff information, and district/charter financial information.
The annual reports enable members of the public to measure the progress of their local schools in all of these aspects. The 2007 School Report Card can be found online here: http://education.state.nj.us/rc/.
“As we acknowledge that education is more important than ever in the 21st century global economy, it is imperative that we demand accountability from the state and our local districts for delivering a world-class education for every student,” said Commissioner of Education Lucille E. Davy. “The state-mandated New Jersey School Report Card issued annually provides the districts and the public with an assessment of how each school is doing in serving our students’ academic needs.”
The report cards, established by legislation in 1995, are produced for all elementary and secondary schools, as well as vocational schools, special education schools, charter schools, and Special Services School Districts.
In addition to providing useful information on the school level, some statewide trends that can be identified from the data in the report card. For instance, the 2006-2007 data indicate that:
The report cards released today are the thirteenth to be produced under the 1995 state law that specifies much of the information to be reported and requires its annual distribution. They also represent the 17th time New Jersey has issued a report on its public schools, since the first report cards were distributed in 1989.
For more information, please contact the Department of Education Public Information Office at (609) 292-1126.