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New Jersey2020-10-30T19:38:02+00:00

NEW JERSEY

New Jersey released FY19 school-by-school spending data on the New Jersey School Performance Report system. To access the spending data for your school, from the detail report, click on the “Per-Pupil Expenditures” tab, then click on “District Summary of 2018-19 School-Level Per Pupil Expenditures by Source” where it provides you with a link to the PPE. New Jersey also released a downloadable excel file containing school spending, disaggregated by source of funds, for each school in the state. The file also displays the district-level expenditures not assigned to a school. This can be used to compare spending within and across districts. New Jersey also includes a narrative tab which contains information about the school and district, including awards, recognition, programs, and clubs offered and more information submitted by the district. Explore New Jersey’s spending below or access New Jersey’s report card HERE.

WHAT YOU CAN LEARN FROM THE REPORT CARD ABOUT PER SCHOOL SPENDING

OTHER QUESTIONS TO ASK & HOW TO FIND THE ANSWERS

New Jersey published a downloadable excel file containing school spending, disaggregated by source of funds, for each school in the state. Use this to calculate state and district average per-pupil spending. To access the file click on the “all school-level summaries by district” link, located in the Per-Pupil Expenditures tab, in your comparison school’s report card page.

The New Jersey report card does not have the ability to directly compare spending with demographics.

I know which school(s) I want to compare.

Access each school’s report card. Click on the Per-Pupil Expenditures tab to access spending data and the demographic tab to access demographic data. Use these features to gather information for your comparison school(s) and then conduct your own comparison.

I do not know which schools I want to compare.

New Jersey published the “2018-19 Performance Reports Database,” which contains demographic data by grade, student group, and racial/ethnic group for every school. Use this to identify demographically similar schools. Then, use the report card or the “all school-level summaries by district” data file to view the spending results for your comparison schools.

The New Jersey report card does not have the ability to directly compare spending by demographics or outcomes.

I know which school(s) I want to compare.

Use the report card to view the demographic, spending, and outcomes data for each of your comparison schools. Click on the Per-Pupil Expenditures tab to access spending data and the demographic tab to access demographic data. Outcomes data can be found in both the ESSA accountability tab, student growth tabs, and academic achievement tabs. Use these features to gather information for your comparison school(s) and then conduct your own comparison.

I do not know which schools I want to compare.

New Jersey published the “2018-19 Performance Reports Database,” which contains demographic data by grade, student group, and racial/ethnic group for every school as well as outcomes data including accountability, K-12 assessment, advanced coursework and CTE outcomes, graduation rates, and more. This data file also includes educator data and school narratives. Use this file to identify your comparison schools, then use the report card or the “all school-level summaries by district”  data file to view the spending results for your comparison schools.

MORE ABOUT NEW JERSEY

New Jersey provides additional resources on their report card, including links to their accounting and fiscal guidance and information about district budgets. The report card also notes:

Please be aware that the total district expenditures represented in these reports are taken from audited district financial data, but the subsequent allocation of these resources to specific schools is not audited or otherwise verified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If you have specific questions about the assignment (or lack of assignment) of school-level amounts, please contact the district for additional information. Contact information can be found on the homepage of the report card and in the 2018-19 Performance Reports database.

New Jersey is seeking feedback on the report card; if you have questions please contact: reportcard@doe.nj.gov