Important Survey Request from Township DISC Committee
Dear Randolph Students, Staff, and Families,
You are receiving this email because the Randolph Township Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee (DISC) has partnered with Hanover Research to administer a survey to better understand perceptions of diversity, equity, and inclusion within the community. This important survey will focus on understanding the environment within Randolph schools and district. We hope that data from this survey helps Randolph along a pathway that supports cultural, racial, and ethnical awareness and promotes a climate of belonging.
This study is for research purposes only: all information you provide will be maintained on a confidential basis by Hanover Research and will only be reported to Randolph in an anonymized form (i.e., your name and identifying information such as race and gender will not be shared with the district nor tied to your responses), so please be candid in your responses.
The survey will take approximately 10-15 minutes to complete, and you can access it via the link below.
The survey is mobile-friendly, but if you have any difficulty viewing or completing the study, please try accessing it using another device (e.g., desktop or laptop computer).
We ask that you complete this survey no later than Thursday, April 15th. Thank you in advance for your willingness to be part of this important work!
Randolph Township Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee (DISC)
School Performance Reports
Dear Parents, Guardians and Members of the School Community,
I am writing to provide you information about the 2019-2020 New Jersey School Performance Reports, which were recently released and are available on the NJ School Performance Reports webpage at www.njschooldata.org.
The School Performance Reports reflect the New Jersey Department of Education’s (NJDOE) commitment to providing parents, students and school communities with a large variety of information about each school and district. These reports can be used as a tool to help evaluate whether all students have equitable access to high quality education. We encourage you to use these reports to:
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the way the NJDOE was able to measure school performance and student achievement in the 2019-2020 School Performance Reports. Some data is not available at all and other data, while available, may not look the same as it did in prior years. The NJDOE also recognizes that our existing data can’t begin to measure the hard work and perseverance of the students, families, educators, and community members during this difficult year.
While this past year has been unlike any other, and the NJDOE believes that it is critical to use the available data in the reports, along with other information collected directly within districts and communities, to start conversations, identify gaps in information, and continue to find ways to address the impacts of COVID-19 and ensure all students receive the support and resources that they need. Also, the School Performance Reports can and should be used in conjunction with available school and district data to identify priorities for summer and school year programming and the use of state and federal dollars.
Notes are included throughout the School Performance Reports to explain where data is missing or impacted by COVID-19 and a new Impact of COVID-19 on Data Availability resource is available to summarize this information.
The 2019-2020 reports include changes that respond to stakeholder feedback collected over the last several years and during the COVID-19 pandemic. These changes include: