In an Oct. 5, 2022, broadcast memo, the New Jersey Department of Education outlined that it would resume implementing the federal Every Student Succeeds Act school accountability system this fall.

The memo provides, among other details, information on how the NJDOE will identify schools for comprehensive, targeted, and additional targeted support and improvement, and how and when currently identified schools will be eligible to exit status. According to the NJDOE, districts will be able to review their data for all indicators in the ESSA accountability system in November 2022. The NJDOE will finalize identification and exit decisions by December 2022 and notify districts by Jan. 31, 2023.

The identification and exit decisions will not be released publicly until the School Performance Reports are released in spring 2023. For additional information, please see the NJDOE’s broadcast memo.