The New Jersey Department of Education is seeking nominations from school districts, charter schools and renaissance school projects for diverse groups of teachers and/or curriculum supervisors to participate on New Jersey Graduation Proficiency Assessment standards validation advisory committees, according to a memo from the NJDOE.

Two separate committees will be established, one for English language arts and one for mathematics, with each committee consisting of 20 individuals. The NJGPA will be administered to grade 11 students for the first time in March 2022. Please see the NJDOE’s 2021-2022 statewide assessment testing schedule and Sept. 8, 2021, broadcast memo for additional information regarding the NJGPA.

During the development of a new assessment, NJDOE forms committees of educators to provide feedback on the performance expectations for students. Committees, consisting of New Jersey educators, support this important work by contributing content area expertise to the development of New Jersey’s state assessments. This critical work will assist in informing the quality and integrity of the development of New Jersey’s statewide assessment program.

How to Nominate Candidates

A district may nominate one candidate for participation or consideration in the ELA committee and/or the mathematics committee. The chief school administrator is required to complete the chief school administrator nomination verification form, and each candidate(s) is required to complete the committee member nomination form.

All nomination forms and résumés are to be submitted no later than Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022. NJDOE understands that candidates may need to secure approvals from their district to participate. All candidates are encouraged to begin the approval process upon application, in advance of selection notification. Approvals should be secured no later than Jan. 21, 2022. Approval by the local educational agency does not guarantee a candidate’s selection to participation. NJDOE will individually notify candidates of participation status by the end of January.

Honorarium

The LEA of participants will receive an honorarium of $120 per day for the purposes of substitute teacher and administrative costs for meetings. SVAC members will be awarded professional development hours for committee meetings.

You can read more about committee member responsibilities by reading the full memo from the NJDOE.

If you have questions, contact the Office of Assessments at assessment@doe.nj.gov.

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