District- and state-wide assessment programs allow us to evaluate student performance and are used
as some of many measures of success as a district.
Multiple data points allow for us to constantly improve our practices and programs.
New Jersey State Learning Assessments
Th state's math, English Language Arts and science assessments are called the “New Jersey Student Learning Assessment,” or NJSLA-Math, NJSLA-ELA, and NJSLA-Science.
In accordance with N.J.A.C. 6A:8- 4.1(d), 6A:8-5.1(a) - 6A:8-5.1(h) and federal law under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), all students in grades 3-8 in Rumson will be required to take the English language arts and mathematics NJSLA assessments. NJSLA-Science is administered to students in grade 5 and grade 8.
The assessments are scored on levels one through five, 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. It is important to note, however, that the NJSLA student report is a snapshot of performance. We obtain a fuller picture of your child as a learner through combining these results with data such as classroom performance and report card grades.
Resources 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