Grant Profile

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Cohort:
TIF 4
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The School System Improvement (SSI) project is implementing a comprehensive human capital management system (HCMS) that includes rigorous educator evaluation systems (EES) in 17 high-need New Jersey schools. Based on educator evaluation results, the most effective teachers and principals receive bonuses based on their performance. Teachers and principals receive individualized professional development based on educator evaluation results. Students in SSI’s 15 high- poverty local education agencies (LEAs) face multiple barriers to success, including a high rate of staff turnover among effective teachers. At the start of the grant, at least 73 percent of students at each of the 17 schools received free or reduced-price lunch. Schools do not fully meet desired academic progress; among participating schools, between 16 percent and 84 percent of students performed below proficient in language arts at the start of the grant. In mathematics, this range was 23 percent to 74 percent.

Grant
Information

152 Frelinghuysen Rd.
Piscataway
New Jersey
08854
(848) 445-3945
Project Director: 
Linda Reddy
Grant Number: 
S374A120060
Award amount: 
$39,703,502
STEM Grantee: 
No
Number of districts: 
13
Number of schools: 
13
Number of principals: 
45
Number of teachers: 
487
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