2019-2020 New Jersey Quality Single Accountability Continuum (NJQSAC)
This year, districts will submit the completed self-evaluation DPR with the signed board resolution and Declaration page without scores for Instruction and Program indicators 1 through 7. These data will not be available to districts until after the submission due date.
The New Jersey Quality Single Accountability Continuum (NJQSAC) is a single, comprehensive accountability system that consolidates state and federal monitoring requirements (e.g., the federal mandate for reporting chronic absenteeism from ESSA and the state mandate for reporting HIB incidents from the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act).
Through the NJQSAC process, each district completes a District Performance Review (DPR), commencing with a self-assessment tool developed by the NJDOE to measure the district’s strengths and weaknesses by the weighted quality performance indicators in all five areas of school district effectiveness. County offices review and verify the district’s self-assessment and then calculate the district’s NJQSAC scores. Some quality performance indicator scores, particularly in the Instruction and Program DPR area, are provided by the NJDOE.
The obligations regarding the New Jersey Quality Single Accountability Continuum (NJQSAC) pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:7A and N.J.A.C. 6A:30 and to provide the necessary documents that districts need to complete and submit to the NJ Department of Education (NJDOE) include:
The completed DPR documents must be presented at a board of education meeting; the board must adopt a resolution affirming the information in both documents, pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:30-3.1(e). The results of the DPR must be posted on the district’s website at least five working days prior to the meeting date at which the DPR will be presented.
The Cape May County Technical School district will undergo a full NJQSAC evaluation in school year 2019-2020. In accordance with the guidelines, this document is posted on our district website, at least five working days prior to our Board of Education meeting at which the DPR will be presented.