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District Assessment Summary

The Assessment Notification page contains information about the district assessments for 2023-24.


New Jersey Student Learning Assessment (NJSLA)

The New Jersey Student Learning Assessments (NJSLA) are mandated by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) and are designated to provide information about how well students are achieving in academic areas aligned with the New Jersey Student Learning Standards, which are the foundation of the district curriculum. 

Both our students’ participation and results will be factored into the district’s performance rating as part of the Every Student Succeeds Act; this data is reported annually by the New Jersey Department of Education in the New Jersey School Performance Reports.  In addition, student data may be used to inform instructional needs.

High school testing requirements continue to evolve at the state level. All ninth graders are required to take the grade 9 ELA assessment. Ninth graders enrolled in Algebra I or Algebra II will also take the NJSLA mathematics assessment. Ninth graders enrolled in Geometry will not be tested in math this year. 

Current ninth graders will also be required to take the New Jersey Graduation Proficiency Assessment (NJGPA) in their junior year to fulfill their obligation toward the NJDOE high school graduation requirements.

2023-2024 NJSLA Testing Schedule

Elementary Schools (Grades 3-5)

Grades 3 through 5

May 13:  English Language Arts Unit 1 (AM)
May 14:  English Language Arts Unit 2 (AM)
May 15:  Math Unit 1 (AM)
May 16:  Math Unit 2 (AM)
May 17:  Math Unit 3 (AM)

Grade 5  Only

May 20: Science (AM)
May 21: Science (AM)

Make-up tests will be administered from May 20-21 (English Language Arts and Mathematics) and May 30-31 (Science).


Middle School (Grades 6-8)

Grades 6 and 7

May 13: Math Unit 1 (AM)
May 14: Math Unit 2 (AM)
May 15: Math Unit 3 (AM)
May 16: English Language Arts Unit 1 (AM) 
May 17: English Language Arts Unit 2 (AM) 

Grade 8

May 13: Math Unit 1 (AM)
May 14: Math Unit 2 (AM)
May 15: English Language Arts Unit 1 (AM) 
May 16: English Language Arts Unit 2 (AM) 
May 17: Science Units 1 & 2 (AM) 
May 20: Science Units 3 & 4 (AM)  

Make-up tests will be administered from May 21-31.


High School (Grade 9)

Grade 9 NJSLA: ELA and Mathematics*

April 29-30: ELA
May 1-2: Math

Make-up tests will be administered May 3.

*High school testing requirements continue to evolve at the state level. All ninth graders are required to take the grade 9 ELA assessment. Ninth graders enrolled in Algebra I or Algebra II will also take the NJSLA mathematics assessment. Ninth graders enrolled in Geometry will not be tested in math this year. 


High School (Grade 11)

Grade 11: Science

May 20-21 (AM)

Make-up tests will be administered from May 30-June 2.

 
New Jersey Graduation Proficiency Assessment (NJGPA)
The New Jersey Graduation Proficiency Assessment (NJGPA) consists of an ELA and a mathematics component to be administered to students in grade 11 for the purpose of meeting the state graduation assessment requirement.

2023-2024 NJGPA Testing Schedule

Grade 11: ELA and Mathematics

March 11-14   Make-up tests will be administered March 15, 18, and 19.


Parent Resources

Parent resources can be accessed at the New Jersey Assessments Resource Center.