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2017-2018 Summary of State and District Testing

Assessment and
Subject Area
Dates of Administration 
and Duration
Grades Covered State Requirement For Graduation Results Available
Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)
English Language Arts (ELA)
Computer-based: 4/16–5/25, 2018
Paper-based: 4/16–27, 2018
Duration: 3 units, 75-90 min/unit*
Grades 3–5 N/A 9/2018
PARCC
Math
Computer-based: 4/16–5/25, 2018
Paper-based: 4/16–27, 2018
Duration: 4 units, 60 min/unit*
Grades 3–5 N/A 9/2018
PARCC
ELA
Computer-based: 4/16–5/25, 2018
Paper-based: 4/16–27, 2018
Duration: 3 units, 90-110 min/unit*
Grades 6–8 N/A 9/2018
PARCC
Math
Computer-based: 4/16–5/25, 2018
Paper-based: 4/16–27, 2018
Duration: 3 units, 80 min/unit*
Grades 6–8 N/A 9/2018
PARCC
ELA
Computer-based: 4/16–5/25, 2018
Paper-based: 4/16–27, 2018
Duration: 3 units, 90-110 min/unit*
Grade 9
Enrollment in English I at the high school, all levels
Option for Class of 2018-2020
Passing score of 750 or higher 
9/2018
PARCC
ELA
Computer-based: 4/16–5/25, 2018
Paper-based: 4/16–27, 2018
Duration: 3 units, 90-110 min/unit*
Grade 10
Enrollment in English II at the high school, all levels
Required for Class of 2021+
Passing score of 750 or higher, Level 4 
9/2018
PARCC
ELA
Computer-based: 4/16–5/25, 2018
Paper-based: 4/16–27, 2018
Duration: 3 units, 90-110 min/unit*
Grade 11
Enrollment in English III at the high school, all levels
Option for Class of 2018-2020
Passing score of 725 or higher, Level 3
9/2018
PARCC
Algebra I
Computer-based: 4/16–5/25, 2018
Paper-based: 4/16–27, 2018
Duration: 3 units, 90 min/unit*
Enrollment in Algebra B and/or Algebra I all levels Required for Class of 2021+
Passing score of 750 or higher, Level 4  
9/2018
PARCC
Geometry
Computer-based: 4/16–5/25, 2018
Paper-based: 4/16–27, 2018
Duration: 3 units, 90 min/unit*
Enrollment in Geometry, all levels (if ONLY enrolled in Geometry) Option for Class of 2018-20
Passing score of 725 or higher, Level 3
9/2018
PARCC
Algebra II
Computer-based: 4/16–5/25, 2018
Paper-based: 4/16–27, 2018
Duration: 3 units, 90 min/unit*
Enrollment in Algebra II, all levels Option for Class of 2018-20
Passing score of 725 or higher, Level 3
9/2018
PSAT Administration: 10/11, 2017
Duration: 3 hours*
Grades 10 and 11 Option for Class of 2018-20
Passing score of 22 or higher for Math and ELA each
12/2018

New Jersey Student Learning Assessment – Science (NJSLA-S)

Computer-based: May 7-June 8, 2018
Paper-based: May 14- May 25, 2018
Duration:
Grade 5: 4 units, 30 min/unit*
Grade 8: 4 units, 45 min/unit*
Grade 11: 4 units, 60 min/unit*

Grades 5, 8 & 11

Grade 11 will be comprehensive science and not Biology based.
 

FIELD TEST for 2018

9/2018
Renaissance Learning (RL) Teachers will have students complete RL Benchmark Testing one time per marking period/trimester.  Grade 1 will test at end of 2nd and 3rd trimester. Universal Screener: Grades 2- 8 (test by) 10/6
Grade 1 test (test by): 3/16 and 6/1
Grades 2-5 test (test by): 12/6, 3/16, 6/1
Grades 6-8 (test by): 11/14, 2/2, 6/1  
N/A  Immediate (Data used for instructional planning)
ACCESS for  English Language Learners (ELL) Administration: TBD
Duration: 4 units, 30-65 / unit *
Students who qualify for English as a Second Language (ESL) program, K-12 Option for Class of 2018-2020
One of the criteria used to exit student from program
8/2018
Accuplacer Administration: TBD
Duration:  8:15 am -11:30 am
Student interest; seniors attending Community College; seniors in need of meeting state graduation requirements Option for Class of 2018-2020
Accuplacer Write Placer score of 6 or higher;Accuplacer Elementary Algebra score of 76 or higher
2 weeks after administration
Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) Administration: (TBD)
Duration:  8:15 am-11:30  am
Student interest; seniors in need of meeting state graduation requirements Option for Class of 2018-2020
Composite score of 31 or higher
2 weeks after administration
Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) ELA & Math Administration: April 9 – May 25, 2018 Grades 3-8 and 11

N/A

TBD by NJDOE
 *If students are permitted extra time or any other accommodation by their IEP, parents/guardians should contact their elementary principal or middle school / high school guidance office for additional details on accommodations and accessibility.

See details on NJ State Graduation Testing Requirements as of May 2017

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The information on this page is also available as a printable document.

Updated: 11/13/2017