New Jersey Department of Education
School Self-Assessment for Determining Grades
Under the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act
At the end of the each school year, the New Jersey Department of Education requires all schools to complete a HIB self-assessment. The purpose of this assessment is to grade each public school and the school district's efforts in implementing the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act (ABR)during that school year.
Under the Commissioner's Program, each school’s grade is a raw score of data and the sum of the ratings for all indicators within each core element on the School Self-Assessment (ex: 70 of 78 points). The maximum total score for a school is 78 points. A minimum score of 54 is needed in order to meet all necessary requirements. The school district's grade is an averageof the total scores of all schools within the school district.