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On Aug. 3, 2022, the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) issued a broadcast on evaluation for the 2022-23 school year. The broadcast includes educator evaluation rubric weights, key dates, and other annual evaluation-related information.

The table below details how evaluation scores will be weighted in 2022-23:

Pursuant to the AchieveNJ (N.J.A.C. 6A:10) regulations, the median student growth percentile (mSGP) component will resume for certain educators in 2022-23. To qualify for an mSGP, a teacher must be assigned at least 20 students in fourth-eighth grade English language arts (ELA) or fourth-seventh grade mathematics classes for 60% or more of year prior to the administration of the New Jersey Student Learning Assessments (NJSLA). Students must be enrolled in the course for 70% or more of the course duration prior to the NJSLA.

Student growth objectives (SGOs) are required for all teachers and must be set by Oct. 31. Non-mSGP teachers must complete two SGOs, while mSGP teachers are required by regulation to set one SGO. Members are advised to familiarize themselves with all local policies and procedures around SGOs as soon as possible.

Districts must communicate evaluation policies and procedures to staff by Oct. 1 annually, as set forth at N.J.A.C. 6A:10-2.4. This includes information on evaluation rubrics, procedures for observations and conferences, SGOs, annual summative conferences, and more. Members with questions about district policies should contact their local association leadership.

Additionally, the broadcast reminds district administrators that professional development plans (PDPs) and corrective action plans (CAPs) must be in place by Oct. 31. Members who will be on CAPs in 2022-23 should contact their local association leadership, if they have not done so already.

The NJEA Professional Development and Instructional Issues Division (PDII) continues to monitor NJDOE’s guidance and advocates for fair evaluation. Members with questions or concerns should immediately reach out to their UniServ field representative and/or a member of the PDII Division.