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Assessment
Accessibility and accommodation features for each assessment are available and delivered on an individual student basis. 

Assessment Name

Subject Area

Grade Level Tested

Number of Testing Administrations in District:

Testing Mode:*

Testing Time allotted per student **

Testing window***

Results Available to Districts****

Information for Parents/Guardians Regarding the Assessment

NJSLA

ELA & Math

ELA 3 - 8; Math 3-8, Algebra  I Geometry and
Algebra II

1 (Spring)

Computer

2 hours each day

May 6-10, 2019

Summer

PARCC Website

New Jersey Department of Education Parent Resources

    NJSLA-S

Science

5 and 8

1 (Spring)

Computer

Grade 5: 
2 hours

Grade 8:
3 hours

May 23, 2019

Summer

New Jersey Department of Education Parent Resources

CogAT

Learned reasoning and problem solving

2

1 (Spring)

Paper

2 hours

March 4-8, 2019

Spring

CogAT

Achieve3000

ELA

3 - 8

3 (Fall, Winter, Spring)

Computer

Approx. 30 minutes

On or about:
Sep. 28, 2018

Dec. 4, 2018

April 29, 2019

Fall & Spring

Achieve 3000

MI (Math Inventory)

Math

3 - 8

3 (Fall, Winter, Spring)

Computer

Approx. 30 minutes

Sep 11-28, 2018
Jan 2-31, 2019
May 1-31, 2019


Fall & Spring

SMI

RI (Reading Inventory)

ELA

3 - 8

3 (Fall, Winter, Spring)

Computer

Approx. 30 minutes

Sep 11-28, 2018
Jan 2-31, 2019
Apr 30-May 17, 2019

Fall & Spring

SRI

KEA

Kindergarten Entry Assessment

K

3 (Fall, Winter, Spring)

Teacher Observation

As needed

On or about:
Oct 26, 2018

Feb 8, 2019
June 14, 2019

Fall / Winter / Spring

KEA

Fountas & Pinnell

Reading

Fall / Winter / Spring

3 (Fall, Winter, Spring)

Individually administered

Approx. 20-30 minutes

Sept 11- Oct 12, 2018
Dec 17, 2018- Jan 18, 2019
Apr 8- May 24, 2019

Fall / Winter & Spring report cards

F&P

Aimsweb

Reading and Math

1-2 plus 2-8 BSI and SPED

3 (Fall, Winter, Spring)

Grade 1, Individually administered Grade 2+, Computer

Varies based on grade level and type of administration

Sep 10- Oct 20, 2018
Jan 16- Feb 15, 2019
Apr 30- May 24, 2019

Fall & Spring

AimWeb Plus

AAPPL

Spanish reading, writing, speaking proficiency

7

1 (Spring)

Computer

Four 30-min 
components

May, 2019

Summer

AAPPL

DLM (Dynamic Learning Map)

ELA & Math
Science

3 - 8
5 & 8
SPED students per IEP


Spring

Computer

As needed per IEP

April 3 - May 24, 2019

Summer


Dynamic Learning Maps

* Testing mode refers to how the student will be administered the assessment. The two types of mode are computer and paper and pencil; some computer-based assessments allow students to take the assessment using paper and pencil. Be sure to the inquire about the options if your son/daughter has a medical issue that would not allow him/her to take the assessment on the computer.

** 'Testing time' is the maximum amount of time allotted to students to complete the assessment. Most students finish well in advance of the allotted time.

*** The testing window is period in which districts administer the NJSLA assessment, not the actual number of days it takes a student to test. School districts can choose which days within the testing windows that it wants to assess students. Whenever possible we have tried to show specific dates.  Please inquire with your district about the exact testing dates of the assessment.

**** This column indicates when the reports will be available to the district. The district will send out reports to parents as soon as possible. Please contact the district for further information.


PARCC

In the spring of every school year, students in grades 3 through 8 are administered the PARCC assessment.  This assessment replaced the NJ ASK in the areas of English language arts and math.

The assessments are scored on levels one through five.  Individual states set proficiency levels and the New Jersey Department of Education set the bar high, with scores in levels four and five range considered meeting or exceeding expectations.  

Once score reports are received they are analyzed in our district to identify strengths and areas needing improvement.  There is a marked improvement in the information both teachers and parents will receive in relation to student performance.  It is important to note, however, that the PARCC report is a snapshot of performance.  We obtain a fuller picture of your son or daughter as a learner through combining these results with data such as classroom performance and report card grades.

To learn more about the PARCC assessment and why our students take this assessment, please take time to view this video explanation and supporting documents.

PARCC Video Explanation

Setting a New Baseline  

What does this next generation assessment look like?

Want to test you skill at this new type of assessment? Try a practice test in order to become familiar with the online format and the types of questions students face on next generation assessments.

English Language Arts Practice Test

Mathematics Practice Test

As a parent, how can I use these scores to help my child?

This brief video explanation will guide you thorough the report and will provide resources you can use to assist your child with learning.

Understand the Score

What resources are available to parents?

Be a Learning Hero   Helpful tools to support your child's learning at home in English Language Arts and Math, as well as links to great resources.

National PTA Parent Playbook Assisting parents with the development of their child from preschool through high school

Why some kids struggle and how you can help . Support for parents for kids who struggle

Other relevant resources

​Links to past presentations