NJ Standardized Testing Requirements

NJ Standardized Testing Requirements
Posted on 03/10/2020
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March 2020

Dear Parents:

The enclosed information is for your awareness of the NJ standardized testing requirements for the Spring of 2020. The first tests are called the New Jersey Student Learning Assessments in the areas of English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics. This data will become a piece of the puzzle that helps us to evaluate our programs and target your child’s learning needs.

 Students will take the New Jersey Student Learning Assessment - ELA & Math tests as follows:

                Grades 4 – 8 May 4th - 7th

                Make up testing – will follow completion of testing
NJ Standardized Testing

Note: Unit times do not include the recommended 25 to 30 minutes for logging students on, reading directions from the Test Administrator Manual (TAM), and logging students off

Students in grades 5 & 8 will take the New Jersey Student Learning Assessment - Science (NJSLA-S)

                Grade 5 and 8 – May 20th and 21st

                Makeup testing – will follow completion of NJSLA-S

Standardized Testing Requirements

Note: Unit times do not include the recommended 25 to 30 minutes for logging students on, reading directions from the Test Administrator Manual (TAM), and logging students off.

Your child has received a copy of the New Jersey Student Learning Assessment-Science NJSLA-S 2020 Parent, Student, and Teacher Information Guide. Please refer to this booklet as it contains information regarding the most frequently asked questions about the NJSLA-S and its importance in your child’s education. This information explains what to expect on the NJSLA-S, who is tested, how students can prepare, and where to find more information about NJSLA-S.

In order to support your child’s success and to comply with State testing procedures and security, we are requesting that you help us in the following ways:

  • Please make sure that your child arrives to school on time.
  • Please do not pick up your child while testing is in session.
  • Remind your child that they are not permitted to have a cell phone in the testing site.
    • Students who have cell phones during testing will have that section of the test voided and appropriate disciplinary action will be taken as a result.
  • Students should bring a personal reading book to school on testing days as they will be permitted to read silently once they have completed testing prior to time being called.Electronic readers will not be permitted in the testing rooms.
  • Finally, please make sure that your child has plenty of rest the evening before the testing day and that your child has a well-balanced breakfast in order to sustain them through the testing period.

 

As always, please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions. On behalf of the entire faculty and staff at Collier Middle School we thank you for taking time to read through this important information.  If you have further questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Benoit at (732) 946-4771, ext. 217 or your students' assigned school social worker.

 

Sincerely,

Anne Z. Benoit

Assistant Principal/LDTC



Statewide Assessment Schedule 2019-2020
https://www.nj.gov/education/assessment/20192020TestingCalendar.pdf

Resources for Parents
https://www.nj.gov/education/assessment/parents/

NJSLA-Science
NJSLA-Science Grade 5 Practice Test
https://nj.testnav.com/client/index.html#login?username=LGN161566761&password=5GA5CVQJ

NJSLA-Science Grade 8 Practice Test
https://nj.testnav.com/client/index.html#login?username=LGN007318718&password=KNFR8CB4