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PUTTING HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMAS TO THE TEST

Published on: September 9, 2013

NJ will need new assessment policies when current high school tests are replaced by new Common Core exams in the spring of 2015, in order to avoid a decrease in the number of high school graduates and an increase in dropouts.

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PUTTING HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMAS TO THE TEST

Published on: September 5, 2013

More than 200,000 freshmen and sophomores will enter NJ’s public high schools this fall, and they all have one thing in common: none of them knows what they have to do to graduate.

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NJ'S GRADUATION RATE FIRST IN THE NATION

Published on: June 27, 2012

According to Education Week's annual "Diplomas Count" report issued June 7, 2012, New Jersey's graduation rate is estimated at 87%, far above the national average of 73%. New Jersey ranks No. 1 in the nation.

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GOVERNOR CHRISTIE DISTORTS GRADUATION RATE NUMBERS

Published on: May 14, 2012

One week after releasing new graduation rates that his NJDOE hailed as “a more complete and accurate way of calculating the high school graduation rate,” Governor Christie ignored that data and made up his own numbers to attack the state’s urban public schools. 

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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT NEW JERSEY’S NEW HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION RATES

Published on: May 9, 2012

The NJDOE recently released new graduation rates for every high school and district in the state. The change was required by new federal guidelines. ELC prepared an FAQ to help explain the new graduation rates. 

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NJDOE TO IMPLEMENT NEW FORMULA FOR MEASURING HIGH SCHOOL GRAD RATES

Published on: September 19, 2011

New Jersey’s officially reported high school graduation rates are about to change. This fall the NJDOE will begin implementing a new federally-mandated formula for calculating graduation rates. The new formula will change how the rates are measured, rather than reflect any sudden change in the number of students earning diplomas.

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NJDOE Misses ‘Modest Goal’ for High School Tests

Published on: June 28, 2011

Partial results for the Alternative High School Assessment (AHSA) indicate that even more students may not graduate this June than during last year's graduation crisis that saw an estimated 3000 fail to get diplomas. ELC estimates that as many as 5000 students may not be eligible to receive diplomas on time.

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GRAD RATE REPORT IS GOOD NEWS TO BUILD ON

Published on: June 9, 2011

Education Week's latest "Diplomas Count" report on high school graduation rates contains good news about NJ public schools. It’s a sharp contrast to the drumbeat of negativity about public education that’s been coming from Governor Chris Christie in recent months.

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