2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:7A-10 - New Jersey Quality Single Accountability Continuum for evaluating school performance.

18A:7A-10 New Jersey Quality Single Accountability Continuum for evaluating school performance.

10. For the purpose of evaluating the thoroughness and efficiency of all the public schools of the State, the commissioner, with the approval of the State board and after review by the Joint Committee on the Public Schools, shall develop and administer the New Jersey Quality Single Accountability Continuum for evaluating the performance of each school district. The goal of the New Jersey Quality Single Accountability Continuum shall be to ensure that all districts are operating at a high level of performance. The system shall be based on an assessment of the degree to which the thoroughness and efficiency standards established pursuant to section 4 of P.L.2007, c.260 (C.18A:7F-46) are being achieved and an evaluation of school district capacity in the following five key components of school district effectiveness: instruction and program; personnel; fiscal management; operations; and governance. A school district's capacity and effectiveness shall be determined using quality performance indicators comprised of standards for each of the five key components of school district effectiveness. The quality performance indicators shall take into consideration a school district's performance over time, to the extent feasible. Based on a district's compliance with the indicators, the commissioner shall assess district capacity and effectiveness and place the district on a performance continuum that will determine the type and level of oversight and technical assistance and support the district receives.

L.1975, c.212, s.10; amended 1996, c.138, s.35; 2005, c.235, s.2; 2007, c.16, s.2; 2007, c.260, s.22.

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