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The New Jersey Student Learning Standards — Science

The New Jersey Student Learning Standards—Science (NJSLS-S) replaced the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards in Science (NJCCS—Science). The NJSLS-S are based on the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and have been phased into adoption for New Jersey K-8 school districts within the last two years. Our school district curriculum and resources follow the NGSS and are aligned to NJSLS-S

 In addition to new standards, a new assessment will measure the NJSLS-S. This assessment replaces the NJASK—Science, which was given to grades 4 and 8. The new assessment will assess students in grades 5 and 8, as these are considered more accurate grade bands to check for understanding of science concepts. 

District Science Testing Calendar

  • Bradford: May 30, 31
  • Bullock: May 21, 22  
  • Buzz Aldrin: May 30
  • Edgemont: May 30, 31
  • Glenfield: June 4, 5
  • Hillside: May 22, 23
  • Montclair High: May 30, 31
  • Northeast: May 21, 23
  • Renaissance: May 23, 24 
  • Watchung: May 30, 31

For additional information and resources, please click on the links below:

We hope you find this information helpful. Please know that you may contact your child’s principal if you have any questions or concerns.

Updated: 3/12/2018