Parent Notification of Assessments 2018-19
Federal and State regulations require certain standardized assessments.  NJSLA Science assess students in Science in Grade 5, Grade 8 and in Grade 11. NJSLA ELA & Math (replacing PARCC) assessments are used to determine student knowledge in Language Arts in Grades 3 through 11 and Mathematics assessments for Grades 3 through 8 include Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry. Students who are learning English as their second language are assessed annually with the WIDA - Access for ELLs in March.   

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 Graduation Requirement Information for Parents/Guardians Regarding the Assessment
MAP Reading & Math K-10 3 (Fall, Winter Spring) Online 3-6 hours varies by grade level September, January, May/June Immediately N/A NWEA MAP Growth
DRA Reading 1-6 2 Fall, Spring Paper 5 minutes September, May October, June N/A Dynamic Reading Assessment
PSAT Reading, Writing & Math 10-11 Grade 9 may sign up 1 Fall Paper 3 hrs. Oct 10, 2018 December Can be used as an alternate pathway for the class of 2022 College Board
Access for ELLs 2.0 Language of: Language Arts Math Science Social Studies K-12 1 Spring Mixture of Paper and Online 2-3.5 hours Feb 19 - April 12, 2019 June 2019 N/A WIDA
DLM Language Arts, Math & Science Grades 3-8 & 11 1 Spring Online 5-6 hours April 3 – May 24, 2019 September 2019 N/A Dynamic Learning Maps
NJSLA ELA & Math Grades 3-11, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II 1 Spring Online 4 to 5 hours April 8 – May 28, 2019 September 2019 Pass Algebra I, ELA 10 https://parcc.pearson.com/practice-tests/
NJSLA Science Grades 5, 8 & 11 1 Spring Online 4 to 5 hours May 6 - June 7, 2019 TBD N/A MeasInc Science
PARCC Algebra I Algebra I Retakes 1 January Online 2-3 hours November 26 - January 15, 2019 February 2019 Pass Algebra I, ELA 10 https://parcc.pearson.com/practice-tests/










           Please see assessment specific links for additional information.