Spring Testing Information
Updated State Testing Information
The New Jersey Department of Education announced that the New Jersey Student Learning Assessments (NJSLA) has been canceled for the Spring 2021 testing administration.
Students who are eligible for the following assessments will be tested this spring:
- ACCESS 2.0 for English Language Learners (ELL) - an assessment for K-12 students who have English as a secondary language;
- Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) for ELA, Math, & Science - an alternate assessment for students with significant intellectual disabilities in ELA and Math.
Parents/Guardians will receive information about the testing schedule from their child's teacher. There is no virtual testing option for these assessments.
Please see the updated District Testing Calendar here.
TEST REFUSAL: If parents/guardians do not want their child to test then this will be documented as a “TEST REFUSAL.” To refuse testing, please email your child’s school principal by May 3, 2021.
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS: As per the New Jersey State Department of Education (NJDOE):
- Class of 2021: Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 214 on January 11, 2021 to waive the statutory graduation assessment requirement for any twelfth-grade student who is expected to graduate in the Class of 2021 but has not met the graduation assessment requirement.
- Class of 2022 Options for assessments and scores needed were updated as of July 30, 2019. For details go to: https://www.state.nj.us/education/assessment/docs/GradReq.pdf
- Class of 2023 and higher The NJDOE is committed to providing fair notice to students and educators and will continue to collaborate with stakeholders to transition to the next generation of statewide assessments.
Start Strong assessments will be administered during the first two weeks of October to all students who are scheduled for the following courses:
1. English Language Arts, Grade 4-10
2. Mathematics, Grade 4-8
3. Algebra I, II, or Geometry
4. Science, grade 6, 9, & 12
There will be no virtual option for the Start Strong Assessments. The assessment will utilize three performance levels (strong support may be needed; some support may be needed; and, less support may be needed) to describe the level of support that a student might need to master the current year's prerequisite skills and concepts.