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NJBCT - The New Jersey Biology Competency Test



The New Jersey Biology Competency Test

The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is a state test given to students to measure whether they have gained the knowledge and skills identified in the Biology section of the Science Core Curriculum Content Standards (CCCS). The CCCS adopted by the State Board of Education, identify what students should know and be able to do at the end of various benchmark years. In May 2008, all New Jersey public high school students enrolled in a requisite Biology course were required to participate in the End of Course Biology Test, which replaced HSPA Science. In 2010, the End of Course Biology test was renamed New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT). For the NJBCT, all New Jersey public high school students, regardless of grade level, who are enrolled in a Biology course or content equivalent during the school year must take the test, regardless of prior testing exposure and experience.  Read more. 

Click here to read a letter about the 2017 NJ Biology Competency Test administration.


NJ Biology Test Information May 2016


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HIB Contacts

To report an incident of Harrassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB), please contact a specialist below.

District Anti-Bullying Coordinator

Doug Shunk or 609-586-5144, Ext. 2146


Back-Up Coordinator

David Lugo or 609-737-9785, Ext. 4012


District Specialist

Dana HiceDePugh or 609-570-3400


Adult Evening School Specialist

Mary Smith-Jones or 609-586-5146


Assunpink Center Specialist

Megan Ferdetta or 609-586-5144, Ext. 2140


Health Careers Center Specialist

Sharon Nemeth or 609-586-5144


STEM Academy/Career Prep Specialist

Marcie Tandy or 609-570-3406


Sypek Center Specialist

Lance Simek or 609-737-9785, Ext. 4140

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