Posted by crogers on Monday, April 16th, 2012 at 6:10 pm
Discovery Charter is Named a “Reward” School by NJDOE
Discovery Charter School was chosen by the New Jersey Department of Education as one of 112 schools designated as a “Reward” school, as part of the Department’s new statewide school accountability system.
New Jersey has received a waiver from certain provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act. As a result, they have developed categories for schools, which are based on growth and proficiency, as an assessment of student performance. “Reward”, the highest category, is defined as a school “…with outstanding student achievement or growth over the past three years.”
There are two categories of “Reward” schools: Highest-Performance and Highest-Progress. Discovery has been designated as a “Highest Progress” School, which is a school that has high levels of student growth, measured using Student Growth Percentiles (SGP).
We are pleased and grateful to receive this positive recognition out of 2,500 public schools statewide, as we continue to pursue our ongoing mission: building on students’ natural curiosities and developing their workplace readiness skills, so that they become good citizens, lifelong learners, critical, creative, reflective thinkers and writers and effective communicators.
Click here to see the full New Jersey Department of Education press release of April 11th.