The spring 2023 New Jersey Graduation Proficiency Assessment results provide necessary information as local educational agencies determine graduation readiness for students expected to graduate with the Class of 2024. LEAs are encouraged to review these results in conjunction with locally administered assessments to determine the optimum mechanism to support learning and mastery of the state’s rigorous standards, according to an advisory from the New Jersey Department of Education.

Receipt of Individual Student Reports

Individual student reports for the New Jersey Graduation Proficiency Assessment have already been sent to each LEA’s central office. There is a single individual student report for each student with the results for each component of the NJGPA.

Individual student reports will be sent to both the sending and receiving LEAs for students who receive their instruction at a school other than their accountable school. Once LEAs receive the individual student reports, the accountable LEA must mail a copy home to parents/guardians within 30 days, no later than July 31, 2023.  The NJDOE encourages LEAs to share the individual student reports with students’ families as soon as practicable to facilitate the timely distribution of student results. To support these communication efforts, a sample parent cover letter is linked as part of the advisory.

Reporting Requirement

LEAs must report statewide assessment results to local school boards within 60 days of receipt, no later than Aug. 29, 2023. The report must include aggregated and disaggregated subgroup data, comparative analyses and appropriate intervention strategies. The number of students for reporting is a minimum of 10, as per suppression rules applied to student data to protect student confidentiality.

For LEA awareness, the NJDOE plans to publicly release district- and school-level data and school-level participation and performance data disaggregated by student subgroup in the future.

You can find an array of district communication resources to assist in sharing NJGPA results, information on the online parent portal and more information in the full advisory.