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State Assessment Information

All New Jersey public school districts are required to administer achievement tests developed by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE). New Jersey students in Grades 3 to 9 will be tested in English Language Arts and in Mathematics through the New Jersey Student Learning Assessment (NJSLA). English Language Arts and Math assessments are used to measure the success of our schools on the standards set by the Federal "Every Student Succeeds Act." Students in grades 5, 8, and 11 will be tested in Science through the NJSLA - Science which is an online cumulative measure of science standards.

The New Jersey Department of Education requires all graduates to meet a minimum proficiency on a standardized assessment. More information is available on the New Jersey High School Graduation Requirements webpage (updated for Class of 2023-2025).

Additional resources are listed below concerning current assessment requirements and dates.


Visit the New Jersey Department of Education Office of Assessments webpage for resources on all state-required assessments.

Parent Assessment Letter 2021-2022

Spring 2022 Testing Calendar

Assessment Letter - NJGPA (February 18, 2022)

Assessment Letter - NJSLA (March 10, 2022) High School(s)

Assessment Letter - NJSLA (March 21, 2022) Middle School(s)

Assessment Letter - NJSLA (April 4, 2022) Elementary School(s)



Summary details about the NJGPA is available HERE.

Practice tests, parent guides, and tutorials are available on the NJ Assessment Resource Center for the NJGPA.


Information on NJSLA is available at the NJ Assessment Resource Center for NJSLA.

Performance Report (last testing date available): SY18-19 NJSLA District Test Results 

Online Tutorials

Resource for Understanding and Taking Action for NJSLA Scores 

start strong ASSESSMENT

Information on Start Strong Assessment is available on the NJ Assessment Resource Center

Click HERE for the Start Strong Results from Fall 2021.