New Jersey Department of Education

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Student Growth Objectives (SGOs)

SGOs are long-term academic goals for groups of students set by teachers in consultation with their supervisors. For more information, please read the complete overview and visit the following pages:


  1. Aligning with the current requirement that teachers receive training on the SGO process, proposed regulations require that all administrators also take part in annual SGO refresher training. Districts have discretion in how they conduct this training but based on a number of requests, the Department is providing a set of training guidelines and resources that educators may use to fulfill this requirement. Districts may also use these materials to facilitate training of teachers.  The materials can be found below.
  2. The Department recommends that all teachers set 2 SGOs, regardless of whether or not they receive an SGP score.

*Note that the department is currently working to develop a larger complete set of example SGOs so please continue to check back periodically.