Contact: Richard Vespucci, 609-292-1126
For Release: February 28, 2002
Advisory - School Report Cards
News media will have access to the 2000-01 New Jersey School Report Card, beginning on Monday, March 4, 2002. Access will be available as embargoed information until noon, March 6, 2002.
The School Report Card is a detailed statistical profile of every public school in the state. This year's report card will be a internet-based document, which means that no CD-Roms are necessary.
Reporters and editors may request access to the School Report Card no earlier than Monday, March 4, 2002 by calling the Public Information Office at 609-292-1126. They will be given a URL (internet address) and assigned a password for accessing the data.
All data categories will remain the same in the 2000-2001 School Report Card with the following exceptions:
- Assessment data disaggregated by race, ethnicity, gender and student status: students of limited English proficiency or students with disabilities;
- Other data fields are related to professional development reported by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards;
- A more detailed breakdown of average class sizes for the state's elementary schools which are reported by grade span; and
- Summary data on advanced placement examinations.
In addition, two new school type formats were added. One is for comprehensive
high schools (schools that offer approved programs in occupational training)
and the other is for charter schools with secondary grades (9-12).