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ABOUT THE NJSLA ASSESSMENTS

 

2019 Letter to Parents of Students in Grades 9-11

High School Graduation Assessment Requirements


Testing Schedule

Below is the NJSLA schedule. Please ensure that your child gets plenty of rest, eats a healthy breakfast and comes to school prepared to focus on the NJSLA assessments.

 

HEALTH SCIENCE ACADEMY & STEM ACADEMY
NJSLA DATES ELA & MATH APRIL 8-9, 2019
NJSLA MAKE-UP DATES APRIL 10, 2019
ACADEMY OF CULINARY ARTS & STEM ACADEMY
NJSLA DATES ELA & MATH APRIL 15-16, 2019
NJSLA MAKE-UP DATES APRIL 17, 2019

 

NJSLA TEST SESSION TIMES
Unit 1 Unit 2 Total Time
ELA Grades 9-11 90 min 90 min 3 Hours
Algebra I 90 min 90 min 3 Hours
Geometry 90 min 90 min 3 Hours
Algebra II 90 min 90 min 3 Hours

 

 

Why, What, and Who?

The New Jersey Department of Education requires that all students be tested annually in English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics in grades 3-11. At the high school, the tests are for specific subjects. Students are tested in the following courses: English 9, English 10, English 11, Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II. If a student takes Algebra I in grade 8, they will be tested in Algebra I (and will not be taking the other grade 8 mathematics assessment). Students enrolled in multiple math courses that have an NJSLA assessment, will only take the assessment for either Algebra I or Algebra II.


Score Report

The NJSLA score report will give you a snapshot of how your child is progressing toward meeting grade-level expectations and mastering important skills and shows where he or she excels or needs more support. This information, along with grades, teacher feedback and scores on other tests, will help give a more complete picture of how well your child is performing academically.  Your student’s overall score (out of a possible 850) and performance level (1-5) gives a quick glimpse of whether he or she is on-track with grade-level expectations. Level 1 indicates the greatest need for improvement and Level 5 indicates the strongest performance.

*Score report links will be posted when available from the NJDOE.

–          NJSLA Resources

o   NJSLA Website https://www.nj.gov/education/assessment/district/

o   Accessibility features and accommodations https://nj.mypearsonsupport.com/manuals/#afaa

–          For Students and Parents

o   Sample test https://nj.mypearsonsupport.com/practice-tests/

o   Tutorials https://nj.mypearsonsupport.com/tutorial/


NJSLA Resources – click the links below

NJSLA website

NJSLA Accessibility Features and Accommodations Manual

Parent Guide for Score Report


For Students and Parents  – click the links below

NJSLA sample items

NJSLA tutorial

The purpose of these tutorials is to demonstrate the navigation and tools available for computer-based assessments and the use of the test booklet and answer documents for paper-based assessments. The items appearing in these tutorials are samples used to allow students and educators to gain familiarity with the technology platform and paper-based format that will be used for NJSLA assessments

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