State Testing Update April 2021The New Jersey Department of Education has announced that there will be no spring NJSLA testing in Math, Language Arts, or Science. Instead, shorter assessments will be administered in Fall 2021. The ACCESS for ELLs test and the DLM (Dynamic Learning Maps) assessment for some students with disabilities will be administered as planned this spring.Graduation Requirements Update for the Class of 2021As per Governor Murphy's executive order, the state testing requirements for graduation for the Class of 2021 have been waived.State Testing Update March 2020The New Jersey Department of Education has canceled spring 2020 testing for NJSLA Math, ELA, and Science, as well as the DLM and ACCESS for ELLs. The state memo can be read here.NJSLA Results Spring and Summer 2019Students who took the NJSLA in the spring or summer of 2019 received score reports via mail by the end of September. The score interpretation guide can be found here: NJSLA Parent Interpretation Guide 2019A new feature of the score reports this year is an online portal for parents/guardians. The online portal will include the student’s scale score, quick access to resources for individual student needs, and a video score report. The portal will also allow parents/guardians to track student scores from year to year, beginning with Spring 2019. To access the online portal, parents/guardians must create an account using the unique claim code that is located on the student’s paper ISR.
The video score report that will be available through the online portal communicates information from the ISR through animations and a voiceover in New Jersey’s top five languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese, and Arabic. Parents/guardians will be able to access the New Jersey parent portal in early October 2019.
Also newly available this year is the , which provides access to released items from the NJSLA ELA and mathematics assessments. Tools available in the library can help search for specific items or sort items by Evidence Statements or standards. The items are displayed online and allow users to view and interact with the items in the exact same manner as student test-takers. Additional released items will continue to be added as they become available.Changes in State TestingNew Jersey state assessments are now known as New Jersey Student Learning Assessments (NJSLA) and will be offered in both Math and ELA to all eligible 9th and 10th graders. The NJSLA-ELA will consist of 2 90-minute units, and the NJSLA-Mathematics (Algebra I, Geometry, or Algebra II) will also consist of 2 90-minute units.NJ State Assessments and Graduation Requirements--UPDATED 6-5-19As of June 5, 2019, the New Jersey Department of Education has updated the graduation requirements for the Classes of 2020-2022. Please see the new graduation requirements below. The graduation requirements for the Classes of 2023 and 2024 remain unknown. Please check this page for updates; students and parents will also be notified via email when further details are known.If you have any questions about either the assessment or about accommodations for students with disabilities, please contact your child's school counselor or case manager. Please note that the district is required to administer NJ state assessments to all eligible students in grades 9 and 10. Students who are exempt from taking the NJ State Assessment through their IEP will be given the Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) assessment in lieu of NJ State Assessment.NJ Science TestThe state science test is called the New Jersey Student Learning Assessment-Science (NJSLA-S) and is taken by all juniors. More details will be posted as they are received from NJDOE. Students who are exempt from taking the NJ Science test through their IEPs will be administered the Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) Assessment in Science. The NJSLA-S will not be offered in the spring of 2021. A shortened science assessment will be administered to juniors in Fall 2021.Parent Guide for NJSLA-S (Spring 2019)