The Performance Framework sets clear expectations for schools and allows the NJDOE to address the following questions:
Within the Performance Framework, the academic component carries the most weight in decisions including expansion, renewal, replication and revocation. The academic component includes, but is not limited to, measures of: student growth; student achievement; high school graduation rate; leading indicators of school success, such as attendance; and all state and federal accountability requirements. Measures of student growth, student achievement, graduation rate, and leading indicators are evaluated relative to: statewide results, primary sending district results, and results of similar schools.
Criteria for the organizational component consist of, but are not limited to, compliance with statutory requirements in N.J.S.A. 18A:36A-1 et seq. and all applicable statutes in Title 18A, and regulatory requirements that ensure equitable access, pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:7, Managing for Equality and Equity in Education, and 6A:11-4.12, Equity in education; and safe and secure learning environments, pursuant to N.J.A.C. 6A:16, Programs to Support Student Services.
Criteria for the financial component include, but are not limited to: the generally accepted accounting principles set forth in N.J.A.C. 6A:23A, Fiscal Accountability, Efficiency and Budgeting Procedures, and indicators of near- and long-term viability.