District Assessments

2018-2019 Summary of District Testing

Assessment & Subject Area Dates of Administration
& Duration
Grades Covered State Requirement Results Available
The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT)
Administration: October 10, 2018

Duration: 3 hours* 
Administered to all
10th and 11th graders 
Option for Class of 2020-2021:
Passing score of 22 or higher for Math and ELA each
December 2018
District Algebra Placement Test

Administration: May 28-June 4, 2019
1 hour test*

Grade 5 consists of problems based on 5th and 6th grade Algebra Focus Standards

Grade 6 consists of problems based on 6th and 7th grade Algebra Focus Standards

Administered to:
all 5th graders and 6th grade students enrolled in Math 6 in BAMS and GMS
NA Parents & students receive schedule in Summer 2019
District Midterms and Final Exams Administration:
Midterms: January 2019
Finals: June 2019
1-2 hours exams*
K-5: End of Year Math test
MS: Math only
HS: Math and other subjects (see HS course syllabi)
NA 2 weeks after administration
Renaissance Learning (RL)
STAR Math assessment
STAR Reading assessment
Grade 2-8:
Benchmark Testing three times per year.

Grade 1:
Benchmark testing test twice per year.
Grades 2- 8 test by:
9/6 - 10/5
1/1 – 1/31
5/1 – 5/31

Grade 1 test by:
1/1 – 1/31
5/1 – 5/31
NA Immediate
(Data used for instructional planning)
Developmental Reading Assessment, 2nd edition (DRA-2) Administration:
Assessment Period 1: September to December
Assessment Period 2: January to March
Assessment Period 3: April to June 1

Duration: 3 hours*
K-3 students: Three times a year: Fall, Winter, Spring
4-5 students: Twice a year (fall and spring assessment periods), but only if needed (i.e. students receiving RTI or students suspected of having reading difficulties).
NA 2 weeks after administration


If students are permitted extra time or any other accommodation by their IEP or 504, parents/guardians may contact their child’s case manager, counselor or principal for additional details on accommodations and accessibility.

**See details on NJ State NJ State Graduation Testing Requirements.

For questions regarding state testing, please contact Montclair Public School’s District Test Coordinator — Jennifer Goforth — by email or phone at 973-509-4038. For questions regarding district and other tests, please contact your child’s counselor or principal.

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