Beginning in 2010, with New Jersey's acceptance of moneys under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA), the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) has been required to collect and report the percentage of each school's educators that have been rated as 'Acceptable' or 'Not Acceptable' according to the district's then existing policies and procedures. For the past three years, school districts have uploaded this data into NJ SMART as part of their NJ SMART Staff Submission.
As districts implement AchieveNJ for the first time in 2013-2014, NJ SMART is preparing for a modified data collection to capture the multiple measures of educator practice and student growth that are aligned to AchieveNJ. In July 2014, we will conduct a separate Staff Evaluation Submission through NJ SMART and subsequently will sunset the evaluation data elements that are part of other NJ SMART submissions.
Remember that all submission data is erased at the close of Practice Periods or Local Data Mart deadlines in preparation for the Official Submission. Save a copy of your practice files.
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