NJ SMART Education Data System

NJ SMART Training and Support

Training and Support LogoRooted in the rationale that quality data outputs do not occur by happenstance but rather diligent and careful data input, NJ SMART believes strongly in providing quality training and support to all of its users. In order to assist districts in their submissions, NJ SMART has built a comprehensive training schedule and resources network. Please see below for trainings offered, their descriptions, and how individuals may participate in trainings. For documented resources, please see the Documents for Downloads Page.

The following is an interactive calendar of trainings offered by NJ SMART. Please note dates are subject to change.  For a description of the training offered on a specific day, click the training.

Live NJ SMART In Person Professional Development Courses

Morning Session (9am-12pm): Using District Reports (April 15, 2015)

Course Purpose:  This course will help NJ SMART user's access and analyze data available in the District Reports to better inform the decision-making process.   District Reports will be reviewed in the context of the broader concept of an inquiry process to analyze data.

Prerequisite Courses:  None

Duration:  ½ day (3 hour) face to face session – Morning Session

Afternoon Session (1pm-4pm): Using Student Growth Percentiles (April 15, 2015)

Course Purpose:  This course is designed to provide the skills and knowledge necessary for district and building-level leaders to use student growth data to identify individual students, and/or groups of students, who are progressing above or below the "typical" rate of increase in achievement as measured by the NJ ASK tests.  Participants will learn how to interpret student growth percentiles within NJ SMART District Reports and how Focusing and Clarifying Questions about student growth can guide the analysis of growth data.  Participants will also learn to make valid inferences from their findings (answers to Focusing and Clarifying Questions) that will suggest ways in which programs and instruction can be enhanced to promote student growth.

Prerequisite Courses:  Using District Reports (Morning Session)

Duration:  ½ day (3 hour) face to face session – Afternoon session

Requisite Resources:   Active Account Permissions from District and Access to NJ SMART District Reports
Target Audience (District Reports/SGP):


  • District-Level Administrators
  • Curriculum Directors
  • Assessment Directors
  • IT/Data Managers
  • Principals
  • District/School Improvement Team

Full Day Workshop (9am-4pm) Using Data for District & School Improvement Planning (April 16, 2015)

Course Purpose:

This course will introduce ways that district and school improvement teams can use District reports to set data-informed, measurable student outcome targets and institutional improvement goals.  Through participation in this course, you will gain the concepts and skills necessary to access and use data from NJ SMART District Reports, to set goals for improved student performance, and to establish the institutional goals that will make student improvement possible.

Prerequisites: Using District Reports/Understanding SGP

Duration:  1 day face to face

Requisite Resources:   Active Account Permissions from District and Access to NJ SMART District Reports

Target Audience:

  • Curriculum Directors
  • Assessment Directors
  • IT/Data Managers/Principals
  • District/School Improvement Team
  • RAC Staff members with district teams, where appropriate

NJ SMART Trainings Registration

How to Participate in NJ SMART Webinars

Trainings are web-based and last approximately 60 minutes. You do not need to register for a session in advance. It is highly encouraged that users familiarize themselves with the appropriate data handbooks and guidance related to each respective topic prior to participating in training. To participate in a training session:

  1. Simply log on to http://pcgus.webex.com/ 5 minutes prior to the session start-time.

  2. Click on Meeting Center at the top of the home page, and then click on the Meeting Topic link of the training session you are attending that corresponds to the time of your session.

  3. Enter your first name, last name, and the name of your district, e.g. John Smith – Newark Public Schools.

  4. Enter the password. The password for each session is:letmein

  5. To listen to the audio portion of the webinar, please call: 1-866-685-5739; Conference ID: 498 665 3806 #.
 2014-2015 Training Dates
January
Special Education Submission Mon, Jan 12 10:00 AM 11:00 AM
Special Education Submission 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
PARCC Registration Submission Tue, Jan 13 9:00 AM 10:00 AM
PARCC Registration Submission 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
New User Training Wed, Jan 14 9:00 AM 10:00 AM
New User Training 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
PARCC Registration Submission Thu, Jan 15 10:00 AM 11:00 AM
PARCC Registration Submission 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
New User Training Tue, Jan 20 10:00 AM 11:00 AM
New User Training 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
SID Management Wed, Jan 21 9:00 AM 10:00 AM
SID Management 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
ACCESS for ELLs Pre-ID Thu, Jan 22 9:00 AM 10:00 AM
ACCESS for ELLs Pre-ID 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
ACCESS for ELLs Pre-ID Mon, Jan 26 9:00 AM 10:00 AM
ACCESS for ELLs Pre-ID 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
District Reports Training Wed, Jan 28 10:00 AM 11:00 AM
District Reports Training 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
February
State Submission Mon, Feb 2 10:00 AM 11:00 AM
State Submission 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
District Reports Training Tue, Feb 3 9:00 AM 10:00 AM
District Reports Training 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
SMID Management Wed, Feb 4 9:00 AM 10:00 AM
SMID Management 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
New User Training Thu, Feb 5 10:00 AM 11:00 AM
New User Training 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
SID Management Mon, Feb 9 10:00 AM 11:00 AM
SID Management 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
Graduation Training Tue, Feb 10 9:00 AM 10:00 AM
Graduation Training 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
CTE Submission Wed, Feb 11 10:00 AM 11:00 AM
CTE Submission 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
Course Roster Submission Thu, Feb 12 9:00 AM 10:00 AM
Course Roster Submission 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
Course Roster Submission Tue, Feb 17 10:00 AM 11:00 AM
Course Roster Submission 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
Graduation Training Wed, Feb 18 9:00 AM 10:00 AM
Graduation Training 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
Staff Evaluation Submission Thu, Feb 19 10:00 AM 11:00 AM
Staff Evaluation Submission 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
CTE Submission Mon, Feb 23 9:00 AM 10:00 AM
CTE Submission 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
Staff Evaluation Submission Tue, Feb 24 9:00 AM 10:00 AM
Staff Evaluation Submission 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
SMID Management Wed, Feb 25 10:00 AM 11:00 AM
SMID Management 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
Course Roster Submission Thu, Feb 26 10:00 AM 11:00 AM
Course Roster Submission 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
March
Graduation Training Mon, Mar 2 9:00 AM 10:00 AM
Graduation Training 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
SID Management Tue, Mar 3 9:00 AM 10:00 AM
SID Management 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
SMID Management Wed, Mar 4 10:00 AM 11:00 AM
SMID Management 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
Staff Evaluation Submission Thu, Mar 5 9:00 AM 10:00 AM
Staff Evaluation Submission 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
Course Roster Submission Mon, Mar 9 10:00 AM 11:00 AM
Course Roster Submission 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
CTE Submission Tue, Mar 10 9:00 AM 10:00 AM
CTE Submission 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
Graduation Training Wed, Mar 11 10:00 AM 11:00 AM
Graduation Training 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
District Reports Training Thu, Mar 12 9:00 AM 10:00 AM
District Reports Training 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
Staff Evaluation Submission Mon, Mar 16 10:00 AM 11:00 AM
Staff Evaluation Submission 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
SID Management Tue, Mar 17 9:00 AM 10:00 AM
SID Management 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
Course Roster Submission Wed, Mar 18 9:00 AM 10:00 AM
Course Roster Submission 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
New User Training Thu, Mar 19 10:00 AM 11:00 AM
New User Training 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
SMID Management Mon, Mar 23 10:00 AM 11:00 AM
SMID Management 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
State Submission Tue, Mar 24 9:00 AM 10:00 AM
State Submission 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
CTE Submission Wed, Mar 25 9:00 AM 10:00 AM
CTE Submission 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
Graduation Training Thu, Mar 26 10:00 AM 11:00 AM
Graduation Training 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
State Submission Mon, Mar 30 9:00 AM 10:00 AM
State Submission 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
SMID Management Tue, Mar 31 9:00 AM 10:00 AM
SMID Management 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
April
CTE Submission Wed, Apr 1 9:00 AM 10:00 AM
CTE Submission 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
Staff Evaluation Submission Thu, Apr 2 10:00 AM 11:00 AM
Staff Evaluation Submission 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
Graduation Training Mon, Apr 6 10:00 AM 11:00 AM
Graduation Training 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
Course Roster Submission Tue, Apr 7 9:00 AM 10:00 AM
Course Roster Submission 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
SID Management Wed, Apr 8 9:00 AM 10:00 AM
SID Management 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
State Submission Thu, Apr 9 9:00 AM 10:00 AM
State Submission 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
SMID Management Mon, Apr 13 10:00 AM 11:00 AM
SMID Management 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
Staff Evaluation Submission Tue, Apr 14 9:00 AM 10:00 AM
Staff Evaluation Submission 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
CTE Submission Wed, Apr 15 10:00 AM 11:00 AM
CTE Submission 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
SID Management Thu, Apr 16 9:00 AM 10:00 AM
SID Management 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
Course Roster Submission Mon, Apr 20 9:00 AM 10:00 AM
Course Roster Submission 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
New User Training Tue, Apr 21 10:00 AM 11:00 AM
New User Training 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
District Reports Training Wed, Apr 22 9:00 AM 10:00 AM
District Reports Training 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
SMID Management Thu, Apr 23 10:00 AM 11:00 AM
SMID Management 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
State Submission Mon, Apr 27 9:00 AM 10:00 AM
State Submission 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
Course Roster Submission Tue, Apr 28 10:00 AM 11:00 AM
Course Roster Submission 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
Staff Evaluation Submission Wed, Apr 29 9:00 AM 10:00 AM
Staff Evaluation Submission 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
Graduation Training Thu, Apr 30 9:00 AM 10:00 AM
Graduation Training 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
May
State Submission Mon, May 4 10:00 AM 11:00 AM
State Submission 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
SID Management Tue, May 5 9:00 AM 10:00 AM
SID Management 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
SMID Management Wed, May 6 10:00 AM 11:00 AM
SMID Management 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
Course Roster Submission Thu, May 7 9:00 AM 10:00 AM
Course Roster Submission 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
Staff Evaluation Submission Mon, May 11 10:00 AM 11:00 AM
Staff Evaluation Submission 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
CTE Submission Tue, May 12 9:00 AM 10:00 AM
CTE Submission 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
State Submission Wed, May 13 9:00 AM 10:00 AM
State Submission 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
SID Management Thu, May 14 10:00 AM 11:00 AM
SID Management 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
Course Roster Submission Mon, May 18 9:00 AM 10:00 AM
Course Roster Submission 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
Staff Evaluation Submission Tue, May 19 9:00 AM 10:00 AM
Staff Evaluation Submission 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
SMID Management Wed, May 20 10:00 AM 11:00 AM
SMID Management 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
CTE Submission Thu, May 21 9:00 AM 10:00 AM
CTE Submission 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
Graduation Training Tue, May 26 9:00 AM 10:00 AM
Graduation Training 1:00 PM 2:00 PM
District Reports Training Wed, May 27 10:00 AM 11:00 AM
District Reports Training 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
New User Training Thu, May 28 9:00 AM 10:00 AM
New User Training 1:00 PM 2:00 PM