Hainesport Township School District

New Jersey State Assessments

New Jersey State Assessmentstitle

Standardized assessments are administered annually to measure student achievement in English language arts and Mathematics in Grades 3-11, and Science in Grades 5 and 8.  The following assessments are mandated by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE).  For more information regarding New Jersey State Assessments, visit the NJDOE Assessment website here.  For upcoming Statewide Assessment Testing Schedules and Statewide Assessment Unit Times, please follow the links below.  
New Jersey Student Learning Assessments-ELA & Mathematics

New Jersey Student Learning Assessments-ELA & Mathematicstitle

The State of New Jersey has ended its membership of the interstate consortium that produced the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) Assessments.  While the online platform remains the same, the state's mathematics and English language arts (ELA) assessments will no longer be called Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC).  
 
The statewide assessments for ELA and mathematics are called:
  • New Jersey Student Learning Assessment-ELA (NJSLA-ELA)
  • New Jersey Student Learning Assessment-Mathematics (NJSLA-M)
Hainesport Township School District will administer the New Jersey Learning Assessments (NJSLA) beginning Monday, May 4, 2020 for Grades 3-5.  NJSLA testing for Grades 6-8 will begin Tuesday, May 12, 2020. Please refer to the chart below for NJSLA unit testing times. Make-up testing will follow regular NJSLA assessment administration.  
 

Hainesport Township School District Spring 2020 NJSLA Testing Schedule**

Dates

Grade Level

ELA

Day 1

ELA

Day 2

ELA
Day 3

MATH

Day 1

MATH

Day 2

MATH

Day 3

May 4 - May 11, 2020

3

75

minutes

75

minutes

75
minutes 

60

minutes

60  

minutes

60

minutes

May 4 - May 11, 2020

4 & 5

90

minutes

90

minutes

90
minutes 

60

minutes

60  

minutes

60

minutes

May 12 -

May 19, 2020

6, 7, 8*

90

minutes

90

minutes

90
minutes 

60

minutes

60  

minutes

60

minutes

*Students enrolled in Algebra I will participate in the 2020 Algebra I end-of-course test.  Students will complete two units; 90 minutes each.  

**Dates and unit testing times are subject to change.
 
Hainesport Township School District has been randomly selected to participate in the ELA Field Test for the Spring 2020 NJSLA-ELA.  For additional information regarding field testing, click to view the NJSLA Spring 2020 ELA Field Test Notification.
 
As information is made available by the New Jersey Department of Education regarding the Spring 2020 NJSLA administration, information will be updated accordingly. 
 
All NJSLA units are computer-based, utilizing modern 21st century technology and offering accessibility features for all students (paper-based options are available for students with disabilities).  Students can interact with all computer-based item types for all grade levels and subjects using the NJSLA Practice Tests and Tutorials.  The NJSLA-ELA/M measure the same constructs and use the same item banks as the previous assessments.  Click on the links below to view NJSLA test blueprints and companion guides.  
An Individual Student Report (ISR) for English language arts and Mathematics will be mailed home the following school year, after results are received by the district (approximately mid to late August).  The Individual Student Report provides a summary of how a student is progressing with grade level content as defined in the New Jersey Student Learning Standards (NJSLS).  The report also indicates where a student is doing well and where he or she may need additional help.
 
Newly available this year is the Digital Item Library, which provides access to released items from the NJSLA ELA and mathematics assessments.  Tools available in the library can help search for specific items, or sort items by Evidence Statements or standards.  The items are displayed online and allow for users to view and interact with the items in the exact same manner as student test-takers.  Additional released items will continue to be added as they become available.  
 
Another addition to score reporting for the 2019 ELA and mathematics results is an online portal for parents/guardians.  The online portal will include the student's scale score, quick access to resources that fit a student's needs, and a video score report.  The portal will also allow for parents/guardians to track a student's scores from year to year, beginning with Spring 2019.  To access the online portal, parents/guardians must create an account using the unique claim code that is located on their child's paper ISR.  The New Jersey parent/guardian portal will be available in early October 2019.
 
The video score report that will be available through the online portal communicates information from the ISR through animations and a voiceover in New Jersey's top five languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese, and Arabic.  To further assist parents/guardians, the NJDOE has developed a Score Interpretation Guide for ELA and mathematics. 
 
Click the link below for a Slide Presentation of the Spring 2019 Standardized Testing Results.
NJSLA Results-Spring 2019 
 
 
New Jersey Learning Assessment-Science

New Jersey Learning Assessment-Science title

All students in Grades 5 and 8 must be administered the New Jersey Student Learning Assessment-Science (NJSLA-S) Spring 2020 assessment, which has replaced the NJASK Science Assessment in Grades 4 and 8.  The NJSLA-S will be administered on Wednesday, May 27th and Thursday, May 28th in Grades 5 and 8.  Please refer to the chart below for Spring 2020 unit testing times.  All units are computer-based.
 

Spring 2020 NJSLA-S Testing Schedule*

 

Dates

Grade Level


SCIENCE Day 1


SCIENCE Day 2


May 27 & 28, 2020


5 & 8

Unit 1

45 minutes

Unit 3

45 minutes

Unit 2

45 minutes

Unit 4

45 minutes

*Dates and unit testing times are subject to change.
 
The test items will focus on the standards of the grade band for which the assessment is developed:
  • The Grade 5 assessment will contain questions on the standards from grades three to five;
  • The Grade 8 assessment will focus on all middle school standards.
 
All NJSLA-S units are computer-based with paper-based options for students with disabilities.  Results for the NJSLA-S have not yet been released, however the NJDOE anticipates that results will be available around late September to early October.  For more information, visit the NJSLA-S website
 
To view NJSLA-S information guides and practice tests, click on the links below.
ACCESS for ELLs 2.0

ACCESS for ELLs 2.0title

ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 is an English language proficiency assessment administered to Kindergarten through 12th grade students who have been identified as English language learners (ELLs).  The assessment is administered annually to monitor students' progress in acquiring academic English.  The assessment measures each of the four domains of Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking.
 
ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 is given to all ELLs during the annual testing window, which typically lasts from mid-February through mid-April.  The testing window for the 2019-20 ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 test administration is February 18, 2020 to April 10, 2020.  The test is offered in an online format for Grades 1-12 (Writing portion is paper in Grades 1-3.).  The paper testing mode is offered for Grade K and by request for all other grade levels.  According to the NJDOE, ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 test results will be available on June 2, 2020 with districts being able to print by June 11, 2020. 
 
Click here for more information about ACCESS for ELLs 2.0.