2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:7C-2 - Establishment of standards for graduation from secondary schools
18A:7C-2. Establishment of standards for graduation from secondary schools
2. Pursuant to guidelines established by the Commissioner of Education, each board of education shall establish standards for graduation from its secondary schools. The standards shall include, but need not be limited to:
a. Satisfactory performance on the Statewide assessment test as provided for in section 1 of P.L.1979, c.241 (C.18A:7C-1);
b. Demonstration of proficiencies in those subject areas and skills identified by the board as necessary for graduation other than those assessed by the Statewide assessment tests.
The Commissioner of Education shall monitor local plans for the assessment of proficiencies required for graduation including techniques and instruments to be used to determine pupil proficiency; required programs designed to provide the opportunity for pupils to progress toward the mastery of proficiencies required for graduation; and remediation programs for pupils who fail to meet graduation proficiency standards in order to assure compliance with the requirement of P.L.1979, c.241 (C.18A:7C-1 et seq.).
The Commissioner of Education shall, upon request of the local board, provide such technical assistance as may be necessary to aid a district in the planning, implementation and evaluation of graduation standards.
L.1979,c.241,s.2; amended 1996, c.138, s.46.