N.J. School Chiefs Take Issue with Peer Group Rankings Report

Friday, April 12, 2013

The state shook up the New Jersey education world Wednesday.

The Department of Education released new multi-page "School Performance Reports," that provide an analysis of the state’s schools in detail never before seen. The reports look at the percentage of middle school kids chronically absent; the percentage that took algebra in middle school; and the percentage of high school graduates still in college or other secondary education 16 months after the grads tossed their caps in the air at commencement

All of those are said to be factors in determining how well kids will fare in college or careers.

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