The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) last week released an abbreviated version of the annual student performance data.

There is less data available than usual because last year, the federal government permitted states to cancel their statewide student tests in the spring of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As a result, some data is not available in the 2019-2020 School Performance Reports, including but not limited to statewide assessment participation and performance, student growth, and chronic absenteeism.

However, the reports still contain a wide variety of information on student demographics, such as SAT/PSAT/ACT participation and performance; course participation including Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, and dual enrollment courses; discipline data; staff information; graduation and postsecondary rates; and district narratives.