ABOUT THE NJSLA ASSESSMENTS
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.
|GRADES 9-11: HSA|
|NJSLA DATES ELA & MATH||APRIL 29, 2020 – May 1, 2020|
|NJSLA MAKE-UP DATES||May 4, 2020 – May 5, 2020|
|GRADES 9-11: ACADEMY OF CULINARY ARTS & STEM ACADEMY|
|NJSLA DATES ELA & MATH||APRIL 27-28, 2020 – May 1, 2020|
|NJSLA MAKE-UP DATES||APRIL 29, 2020 – APRIL 30, 2020|
|NJSLA TEST SESSION TIMES|
|Unit 1||Unit 2||Extra Unit||Total Time|
|ELA Grades 9-11||90 min||90 min||90 Min||4.5 Hours|
|Algebra I||90 min||90 min||3 Hours|
|Geometry||90 min||90 min||3 Hours|
|Algebra II||90 min||90 min||3 Hours|
NJSLA Science: All 11th grade students will take the NJSLA assessment for Science on May 12th and 13th at their designated campus. Make-Up test dates will be May 14th.
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.
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
For Students and Parents – click the links below
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