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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) for students in grades three (3) through twelve (12). The tests include 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.


Resources

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

2023-2024 Testing Calendar

NEW JERSEY GRADUATION PROFICIENCY ASSESSMENT

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

NEW JERSEY Student learning ASSESSMENT

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

Online Tutorials

Resource for Understanding and Taking Action for NJSLA Scores