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2240 Research, Evaluation and Planning


Northfield, New Jersey Monitored

X Mandated

Policy X Other Reasons





As required by law, the Superintendent shall annually direct development or review of district long- and short-range goals and the plan of action to attain them. Objectives shall be developed with community participation and approved by the Northfield Board of Education; the plan of action shall be prepared in consultation with teaching staff members. The district’s plans shall be discussed at a public meeting before the date required by law.


Further, the Superintendent shall coordinate continual research and evaluation of programs and facilities. The master plan shall be studied and revised periodically to keep it in accord with the changing circumstances and aspirations of the district.


State Monitoring


The Superintendent shall ensure and coordinate the District Performance Review every three years, in compliance with New Jersey Quality Single Accountability Continuum (NJQSAC). Upon completion of the district’s conduct of the District Performance Review, the board shall fix a date, place and time for the holding of a public meeting for approval by board resolution. The board shall comply with meeting procedures specified in N.J.A.C. 6A:30-3.2.


Planning at the School Level


The principal of each school in the district shall coordinate development and implementation of a school-level plan based on school report card data. This plan shall include student performance objectives, a review of progress by teaching and administrative staff, and the involvement of parents/ guardians.


The performance objectives shall be based on student achievement and behavior standards as defined in the administrative code.


At least once per semester, the principal of each school shall conduct meetings by grade level, department, team or similarly appropriate group to review each school plan. The review shall include:


A. School report card data;


B. Progress toward achieving student performance objectives;


C. Progress toward student achievement of the New Jersey Student Learning Standards.


The Superintendent will supervise the preparation and timely submission of accurate reports in order to ensure compliance with all federal, state, county and local laws and regulations, board policies, contract terms and conditions. The Superintendent will promptly prepare and file updates and revisions to reports whenever new information becomes available that would require that an amended report be submitted. The Superintendent may delegate the preparation and revision of reports to other employees of the board. However, the Superintendent retains final responsibility for the action taken when tasks are delegated. If the revisions and corrections are so significant as to compromise the basic integrity of the report, the Superintendent will inform the board president in order that appropriate corrective action may be taken by the board.


NJSBA Review/Update: September 2009; December 2010

Adopted: October 24, 2011

NJSBA Review/Update: October 24, 2016


Key Words


Research, Evaluation, Planning, Long-range Plan, Multi-year Maintenance, School Level Plan


Legal References: N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 et. seq. Open Public Meetings Act

N.J.S.A. 18A:7A-10 Evaluation of performance of each school

N.J.S.A. 18A:7A-11 Annual report of local school district; contents; annual

report of commissioner;

report on improvement of basic skills

N.J.S.A. 18A:7A-14 Review of evaluation of district performance

N.J.S.A. 18A:7F-6 Approval of budget by Commissioner

N.J.S.A. 18A:7F-46 Review, update core curriculum content standards, educational Adequacy Report

N.J.A.C. 6A:8-1.1 et seq. Standards and Assessments

N.J.A.C. 6A:26-2.1 et seq. Long-Range Facilities Plans

N.J.A.C. 6A:30-1.1 et seq. Evaluation of the Performance of School Districts

N.J.A.C. 6A:32-2.1 Definitions

N.J.A.C. 6A:32-13.1 et seq. Student Behavior

N.J.A.C. 6A:32-12.1 Student Behavior



No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Pub. L. 107-110, 20 U.S.C.A., 6301 et seq.

Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015, Pub. L. 114-95, 20 U.S.C.A. 6301 et seq


*Indicates policy is included in the Critical Policy Reference Manual.


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