If you are in a New Jersey school district, you may’ve heard that the NJDOE is collecting a new batch of data for “The Road Forward: Spring Data Collection.” Without 2020 state testing data, this collection asks districts to use an internal measure to determine if students are below, on, or above grade level.
Districts using OnCourse SIS and Assessment have two different ways to help complete this submission.
1. Multiple Measures + Manual Aggregation
Districts who wanted to get a head-start on this submission used OnCourse Multiple Measures (Intro Training / Full Training) to choose the metrics they desired and extract them into a spreadsheet. Once in a spreadsheet, districts manually aggregated their data into NJDOE’s format.
2. OnCourse “Road Forward” Reports (Coming Soon)
This method can ONLY be used by districts using one of two student metrics: a final Marking Period Grade from the OnCourse SIS, or a test score collected from OnCourse Assessment.
If your district is using either of those measures, you can take advantage of a new set of reporting tools that will make the Spring Data Collection easier. Keep an eye on your OnCourse Dashboard for an alert when these reports are released.
Also, there are two new reports:
- NJ Road Forward Assessment Export
- NJ Road Forward Gradebook Export
Each report can be exported as a Detail or Summary type.
Be advised, the OnCourse Road Forward reports contain all of the data required for the state submission. However, since the state submission is separated by grade, districts may need to manipulate the exported data to get it into the proper format.