Events, Forums, and Trainings

The Evaluation Team provides workshops, trainings, and other direct support to educators across the state. To date we have reached more than 25,000 educators and will continue this work into 2014-15. Please contact us at if your district or organization has training needs related to evaluation.

School Improvement Panel (ScIP) Training

The Office of Evaluation is pleased to announce increased support for School Improvement Panels (ScIPs) through regional training opportunities. These sessions are focused on the effective use of data to inform decision-making and collaborative planning to integrate promising practices from around the state.  This workshop will include the basic function of the ScIP and move toward application of best practices and strategy-sharing.

The Office of Evaluation recommends that district personnel and/or ScIP team members attend these trainings. Participants are encouraged to bring district or building professional development/ learning calendars. 

Participants should also familiarize themselves with the following resources:

Below are the supporting materials for the ScIP Workshop.  Participants may utilize these resources for future reference or to turnkey the experience in their buildings and/or districts.

Date Location Time Registration
October 16, 2014 NJPSA
Monroe Township
10 am – 12pm Register
1pm – 3pm Register
October 21, 2014 Bergen Community College
Paramus Campus
10am - 12pm

Capacity Reached

1pm – 3pm Register
October 30, 2014 Berkeley Township Elementary School
10am – 12pm Register
1pm – 3pm Register
November 5, 2014 Collingswood Community Center
10am - 12pm Register
1pm – 3pm


November 13, 2014 Cumberland County Technical Education Center
10am - 12pm Register
1pm – 3pm Register 

SGO 2.0: from Compliance to Quality

The Department would like to acknowledge and thank the educators and district teams that attended our two rounds of SGO 2.0 workshops.  We were able to reach approximately 2000 educators from 300 school districts in these sessions.  Even though our large regional sessions have concluded, our team continues to support SGO development in workshops for schools and districts throughout the state.  Educators may access general SGO resources here and the SGO 2.0 presentation and resource packet.  PowerPoint and Word versions of these documents can be found here. We welcome your comments and suggestions regarding AchieveNJ materials and future workshops.

Improving Discussion, Questioning, and Student Engagement

The Office of Evaluation has concluded its summer series for this workshop and would like to thank the participants and our gracious hosts.  While this summer series has concluded, the Office will be providing targeted support in these areas.

As districts look to provide additional support and further investigate the components of Discussion, Questioning and Student Engagement, the office is providing the materials for district use.  (note: due to browser differences, users might need to copy and paste web links from the presentation into your browser address bar).

Slideshow (PDF): Presentation (PDF | PPT)
Materials: Presentation Materials