The New Jersey Annual School Planning Process consolidates multiple needs-assessment processes into one coherent system by replacing the former Title I Schoolwide Plan for non-categorized schools and the School Improvement Plan for Priority and Focus schools. This will promote a more coordinated and effective use of resources for schools.
The New Jersey Annual School Planning Process serves as a framework for long-term, sustained improvement that is considered best practice, and, therefore, is available for all New Jersey schools. Included as support to the planning process are training modules and templates to guide schools through this work. Schools identified as Comprehensive or Targeted, as well as any school applying for Title I Schoolwide status, will be required to adhere to the Annual School Planning Process. While not required for all other schools, the Annual School Planning Process, the Annual School Planning System (the electronic version of the Annual School Planning Process) and accompanying resources are available to all schools.