Creating a NJ High School Diploma That Counts. New Jersey and the American Diploma Project State Board of Education August 16, 2006. What does it take to be prepared for postsecondary education and work?. Closing the Expectations Gap.
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New Jersey and the American Diploma Project
State Board of Education
August 16, 2006
Align NJ’s high school standards in language arts literacy and math to the knowledge and skills required for success in postsecondary education and work.
Require all students to take a college- and work-ready curriculum to earn a high school diploma.
To be college- and work-ready, students need to complete a rigorous sequence of courses in math and English.
In English/Language Arts Literacy:
Preparing Students for Graduation
Activities in Each
After Identifying Students in Need:
Authorized by N.J.S.A. 18A:7C-3 in 1988:
“ Any twelfth grade student who does not meet said requirements but who has met all the credit, curriculum, and attendance requirements shall be eligible for a comprehensive assessment of said proficiencies utilizing techniques and instruments other than standardized tests, which techniques and instruments shall have been approved by the Commissioner of Education as fulfilling State and local graduation requirements.”