Task Force on Student Achievement
NJSBA's 20-member Task Force on Student Achievement makes 83 recommendations for action by local boards of education and the community at-large to enhance student learning and close the achievement gap.
The Final Report of the Task Force on Student Achievement includes extensive references to research and resources on a wide range of subjects, including the school board’s role in advancing teaching and learning; the impact of poverty; early childhood education; social-emotional learning; and collaboration with municipalities, social service agencies and higher education.
Chapter 1: The Challenge Ahead
Chapter 2: Closing the Achievement Gap – Obstacles and Strategies
Chapter 3: The Local School Board – A Positive Influence on Student Achievement
Chapter 4: Using Data to Recognize Success, Identify Challenges, Drive Decisions
Chapter 5: The Impact of Employment on Student Achievement
Chapter 6: Early Childhood Education
Chapter 7: Communication, Collaboration, Parental Involvement
Chapter 8: Schools and the Juvenile Justice System
Chapter 9: Social-Emotional Learning
Chapter 10: Labor-Management Collaboration
Chapter 11: New Jersey School Boards Association Policy
Chapter 12: Our Work Is Incomplete
In reaching its findings and recommendations, the Task Force heard presentations by state education officials, representatives of higher education, members of the teaching profession, public health providers, and local school district leaders. The result is a report that not only provides direction for education policy at the state and local levels, but which also serves as a resource on best practices and relevant research.