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Assessment Grade Requirement
(Federal/ State/District)
The estimated hours of testingAssessment WindowPurpose of the AssessmentHow results will be usedExpected Data Release
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ACCESS for ELLs

https://wida.wisc.edu/assess/access/preparing-students
K-12Federal & StateKinder: 1 hr 15 mins
Grades 1-12: Approximately 3.5 hrs
2/14-4-8ACCESS 2.0 is a summative assessment that assesses English language proficiency in the domains of speaking, listening, reading, and writing.It is adminstered online in grades 1-12The results are used to inform teachers of the level of English language proficiency of each student and to determine the type of instruction needed. The results of this summative assessment are also considered when determining whether or not ELL students are ready to exit from their bilingual services program Late June
(Student Reports to Parents)
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Advanced Placement (AP) Exams

https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/about-ap-exams
10-12District approx. 2-3 hours long depending on the content Administration 1
5/2-5/13
Click Here to View Exam Dates
and Other Details
AP Exams are standardized exams designed to measure how well students have mastered the content and skills of a specific AP course. Most AP courses have an end-of-year paper-and-pencil exam, but a few courses have different ways to assess what you’ve learned—for example, AP Art and Design students submit a portfolio of work for scoring.Students who obtain at least 3 on their AP exam can be considered by their college or university for credit meaning they might be able to skip introductory classes and go straight into higher-level classes. It might also mean that they can skip courses that the college requires students to take to fulfill general education requirements.

Use this link (https://apstudents.collegeboard.org/getting-credit-placement) to review more details about AP credit policies by college or university.
Students obtain their rerults through the College Board online score reporting system in July
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Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM)
English Language Arts/Math

http://www.dynamiclearningmaps.org/about/tests/releasedtestlets
3-11Federal & StateApproximately 15 minutes per testlet depending on the student's level of independence. There are 6-7 testlets (test sections) per content area depending on the grade level.4/1-5/27DLM is a summative assessment designed to validly measure what students with significant cognitive disabilities know and can do in the content area of Mathematics and English Language Arts.The results will provide a common measure of academic achievement in Mathematics for students with significant cognitive disabilities. Mid Sept/ mid Oct (Student Reports to Parents)
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International Baccalaureate (IB) Exams

https://www.ibo.org/programmes/diploma-programme/assessment-and-exams/sample-exam-papers/
11-12District N/A

Assessment consists of Student Work Portfolio

4/28-5/18



The International Baccalaureate® (IB) assesses student work as direct evidence of achievement against the stated goals of the IB courses.

IB assessment procedures measure the extent to which students have mastered advanced academic skills in fulfilling these goals, for example:

- analysing and presenting information
- evaluating and constructing arguments
- solving problems creatively.
The results of the IB exam for students particpating in the Career Related Porgramme are used to confirm a student's mastery of career-related learning while gaining transferable and lifelong skills in applied knowledge, critical thinking, communication, and cross-cultural engagement.Student reports are available July 5
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National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)


http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard
Grades 4,8

(Note: Only implemented at schools randomly selected by the U.S. ED)
Federal & State90-120 minutes depending on the content area

Students only participate in only one content area test - Civics OR US History OR Reading OR Math
1/24-3/4NAEP is the only measure of how students across the nation are performing in various subject areas. It informs us how student performance has changed over time and allows states and cities to compare their progress with each other and the nation as a whole.

In SY 21/22, 5 NBOE schools were selected for NAEP participation through a randomized process by the US DOE. Parents will be notified by their child's school if their school was selected.
While Individual Student Reports are not available as part of the NAEP program, the results of NAEP are released as the Nation's Report Card. Results are provided as scale scores and achievement levels for the nation, state and urban districts by gender, socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, and other demographic information. The results include an analysis of performance on each item, allowing schools and district to unpack the differentiated meanings of proficiency and mastery in a very detailed way. October
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NJ SLA Math

https://nj.mypearsonsupport.com/
Grades 3-8

Grades 9
(and grades 10, 11, or 12 if student is enrolled
in Algebra 1 for the first time)
Federal & StateGrades 3-11: 3 hours4/25-6/3NJ SLA (Student Learning Assessment) is a summative assessment that provides one measure of the degree to which students have mastered the NJ Core Curriculum Standards in mathematics at the end of each grade level or couse, depending on grade level. Click here to the test blueprint for NJSLA Math.

Note that at the high school level, NJSLA Math is primarily for 9th graders who are enrolled in Algebra 1.

• Students in grades 10, 11, or 12 who are also enrolled in Algebra 1 for the first time must also participate in NJSLA this Spring.

• Students in grades 10, 11 or 12 who are enrolled in Algebra 2 or Geometry do NOT participate in NJSLA this school year.
NJ SLA results provide a picture of student performance to schools, districts, teachers, parents and the community. Results show how students are progressing academically, which is a key component to ensuring students are on track to graduate prepared for college and career. Teachers use NJ SLA results to enhance instruction in order to meet individual student needs. Schools and districts use NJ SLA results to make adjustments to instructional programming for the following year.

Students who obtain a scale score of 750 or higher on the NJ SLA Algebra 1 meet the state graduation requirement in Math assessment.

Click on this link (https://www.state.nj.us/education/assessment/parents/GradReq.pdf) to review the details for this graduation path and as well as others allowed by NJ DOE.
Mid Sept/ mid Oct (Student Reports to Parents)
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NJ SLA ELA

https://nj.mypearsonsupport.com/
3-10Federal & State2.5 - 4.5 hours, depending on grade level and the presence of field test items4/25-6/3NJ SLA (Student Learning Assessment) is a summative assessment that provides one measure of the degree to which students have mastered the NJ Core Curriculum Standards in English Language Arts. Click here to the test blueprint for NJSLA English Language Arts.NJ SLA results provide a picture of student performance to schools, districts, teachers, parents and the community. Results show how students are progressing academically, which is a key component to ensuring students are on track to graduate prepared for college and career. Teachers use NJ SLA results to enhance instruction in order to meet individual student needs. Schools and districts use NJ SLA results to make adjustments to instructional programming for the following year.

Students who obtain a scale score of 750 or higher on the NJ SLA ELA 10 meet the state graduation requirement in English Language Arts .

Click on this link (https://www.state.nj.us/education/assessment/parents/GradReq.pdf) to review the details for this graduation path and as well as others allowed by NJ DOE.
Mid Sept/mid Oct (Student Reports to Parents)
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NJ SLA Science

https://nj.mypearsonsupport.com/
5, 8, 11Federal & StateGrades 5 & 8: 3 hours
Grade 11: 3 4 hours
4/25-6/3NJ SLA (Student Learning Assessment) is a summative assessment that provides one measure of the degree to which students have mastered the NJ Core Curriculum Standards in Science. Click here to review the test blueprint for NJSLA Science.NJ SLA results provide a picture of student performance to schools, districts, teachers, parents and the community. Results show how students are progressing academically, which is a key component to ensuring students are on track to graduate prepared for college and career. Teachers use NJ SLA results to enhance instruction in order to meet individual student needs. Schools and districts use NJ SLA results to make adjustments to instructional programming for the following year.

This assessment is not used in the state's assessment requirements for graduation. Click on this link (https://www.state.nj.us/education/assessment/parents/GradReq.pdf) for details.
Mid Sept/mid Oct (Spring 2020 Student Reports to Parents) pending NJ DOE release
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PSAT 8/9

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-8-9/inside-the-test
8,9DistrictApproximately
2 hrs, 45 minutes
10/13This test allows students to practice for and preview the redesigned SAT and to receive more information than ever before about their academic strengths and weakness. The results will be used to identify the knowledge, skills, and understandings that research has identified as most important for college and career readiness and successDecember
(Students recieve access to results via their College Board accounts)
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PSAT 10 and PSAT /NMSQT

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/practice
10, 11DistrictGrades 10 & 11: 3 hours and 50 minutes10/13This test allows students to practice for and preview the redesigned SAT and to receive more information than ever before about their academic strengths and weakness. The results will be used to identify the knowledge, skills, and understandings that research has identified as most important for college and career readiness and success. The PSAT NMSQT results (National Merit Scholar Qualitication Test) provides participants with an opportunity to be entered in Student Scholarship Search Service, which provides funding for college

Passing the PSAT10 or PSAT/NMSQT ≥ 22 in Reading and ≥ 22 in Math is an option for meeting the assessment requirements for graduation. Click on this link (https://www.state.nj.us/education/assessment/parents/GradReq.pdf) to review the details for this graduation path and as well as others allowed by NJ DOE.
December
(Students recieve access to results via their College Board accounts)
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SAT

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/practice
11, 12District4 hours
10/13
(Gr 12)
The SAT is a summative assessment that indicates the extent to which students have acquired the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful in college and career.Data from the SAT are used for many purposes. High schools use the data in academic advising and counseling. Colleges use the data for recruitment, admissions, and course placement. And many state and national agencies use the data in their scholarship and special recognition programs.

Passing the SAT ≥ 22 in Reading and ≥ 16 in Math is an option for meeting the assessment requirements for graduation. Click on this link (https://www.state.nj.us/education/assessment/parents/GradReq.pdf) to review the details for this graduation path and as well as others allowed by NJ DOE.
December
(Students recieve access to results via their College Board accounts)
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WIDA Screener

https://wbte.drcedirect.com/WIDA/portals/wida
1-12Federal & StateApproximately 1 hr 20 mins for grades 1-12Ongoing upon entryOnline screening test administered to incoming English learners to provide teachers a baseline of the student's English language proficiency in the areas of speaking, listening, reading, and writing.The results are used to determine the student's English language proficiency level upon entry and placement into appropriate services.Ongoing
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W-APT

https://wida.wisc.edu/assess/kwapt
KFederal & StateApproximately 30 mins Ongoing upon entryThis paper based screening test is administered to incoming English learners to provide teachers a baseline of the student's English language proficiency in the areas of speaking, listening, reading, and writing.The results are used to determine the student's English language proficiency level upon entry and placement into appropriate services.Ongoing
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MAP Assessments
(Math /English Language Arts/Science) https://www.nwea.org/map-growth/
1-11
(Math)

4-11
(Science)

1-11
(ELA)
District approx. 60 minutes per assessment area, per window3 Active Administration Windows Window 1: 10/14-10/28 (This window is for students enrolled in elementary school in grades 1-11)

Window 2: 2/1-2/16 (This window is for students enrolled in elementary school in grades 1-7)

Window 3: 6/1-6/10 (This window is for students enrolled in elementary school in grades 1-11)*

*Note: High schools have the option to begin administering MAP as early as May 23, 2022 in the Spring window. Contact your child's school for their specific testing dates.
MAP Assessments provide valuable information for students, parents and educators on whether students are progressing towards mastery of grade level content standards and are on track to graduate prepared for the 21st century. These assessment results are intended to provide one measure in a body of evidence of a child’s academic progress. The MAP Test assessments reveal precisely which academic skills and concepts your child has acquired and what he/she is ready to learn. MAP assessments are grade independent and adapt to each student’s instructional level.To guide and modify classroom instruction; to support students in progressing towards mastery of standards.

Ongoing
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Start Strong Assessment https://nj.mypearsonsupport.com/startStrong/ELA grades 4-10, Mathematics grades 4-8, Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II, and in Science grades 6, 9, and 12;Stateaprox. 45-60 minutes 9/16-10/22The Start Strong assessments are intentionally brief, designed to maximize instructional time and quickly provide critical data to teachers and school leaders. These assessments provide schools and districts the flexibility to address students’ unique needs at the beginning of the school year. These tests are based on previoulsy released items from NJSLA. SY21/22 is the first time use of these tests.

Tutorials and practice tests can be accessed here: https://nj.mypearsonsupport.com/startStrong/
The Start Strong assessments utilize three performance levels (“Strong Support May Be Needed”; “Some Support May Be Needed”; and “Less Support May Be Needed”) to aid educators and families in making decisions about the types of supports that students may need. September/October
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WIDA MODEL https://wida.wisc.edu/assess/modelGrade 1-12 select students onlyFederal & StateReading up to 30 min. Listening Up to 30 minutes Speaking Up to 15 minutes
Writing Up to 30 minutes
9/10-9/30WIDA MODEL Online provides opportunities for students to demonstrate their English language proficiency in the four language domains: Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing. Each of these domains is assessed separately. All four domain tests are delivered online and facilitated through the online test administration platform.Potential to exit out of the ELL program.September
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New Jersey State Graduation Proficiency Assessment (NJSGPA)
https://nj.mypearsonsupport.com/njgpa/
Grade 11StateELA and mathematics components will be delivered on the same
platform (TestNav) that is used for NJSLA.
ELA = 2-3 units, pending the inclusion of a field test
Math= 2 units.
Each unit will be 90 minutes.
3/14 - 3/18Students in the classes of 2023, 2024, and 2025 will take the New Jersey Graduation Proficiency Assessment (NJGPA) in grade 11. The assessment will be aligned to New Jersey Student Learning Standards (NJSLS) for grade 10 ELA and NJSLS for Algebra I and Geometry. The assessment format will be familiar to students and educators, as it will be delivered on the same platform students use for the current New Jersey Student Learning Assessments (NJSLA). For additional information about NJGPA, view the State Board Adoption of Graduation Assessment Requirements for Classes of 2023–2025 broadcast from September 8, 2021.This assessment will qualify as a graduation pathway assessment starting with the class of 2023. For more information about how New Jersey defines these types of tests, please visit these websites:
https://sites.google.com/nps.k12.nj.us/nboe-testing/state-assessments/graduation-requirements
https://www.nj.gov/education/assessment/requirements/index.shtml
https://www.nj.gov/education/assessment/requirements/2022.shtml

To review testing blue prints, practice tests, and other resources, click here:
https://nj.mypearsonsupport.com/njgpa
TBA
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Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) Instructionally Embedded (IE) Model: ELA, Math & Science https://www.dlmpd.com/ELA and Math: 3 through 8, and 11 Science: 5, 8 and 11State9/13-12/17In order to help educators identify and target students’ specific needs, Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) and the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) are offering the use of DLM’s instructionally embedded (IE) assessments in the fall of 2021 for students with significant intellectual disabilities. These IE assessments may be used by teachers to better understand their student’s instructional needs for the 2021-2022 school year.TBA
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NOTES:

*If students are permitted to have access to an accommodation by their IEP or 504, parents/guardians may contact their child’s case manager, counselor or principal for additional details on accommodations and accessibility.

**For details on NJ State Graduation Testing Requirements released in March 2019, use this link: http://www.state.nj.us/education/assessment/parents/GradReq.pdf

For questions regarding district and state testing, please contact the Newark Board of Education Office of Policy, Planning, Evaluation and Testing - 973-733-7000. For questions regarding other tests, please contact your child’s teacher or principal.
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