State Assessment Information
All New Jersey public school districts are required to administer achievement tests developed by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE). The tests include the Start Strong Assessment, the New Jersey Graduation Proficiency Assessment, New Jersey Student Learning Assessment (NJSLA) for English Language Arts and Math, and the New Jersey Student Learning Assessment for Science (NJSLA-S). These assessments are used to measure the success of our schools on the standards set by the Federal "Every Student Succeeds Act."
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.
Information on Start Strong Assessment is available on the NJ Assessment Resource Center.
Student results will be available by January 12th by postal mail. See the link below for additional information and sample reports.
NEW JERSEY GRADUATION PROFICIENCY ASSESSMENT
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.