Hainesport Township School District

New Jersey State Assessments

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Standardized assessments are administered annually and measure student achievement in English Language Arts Literacy 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, please follow the links below. 
New Jersey Student Learning Assessments-ELA & Mathematics

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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 will remain 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 will be called:
  • New Jersey Student Learning Assessment-ELA (NJSLA-ELA)
  • New Jersey Student Learning Assessment-Mathematics (NJSLA-M)
Starting with the Spring 2019 statewide assessment, the item counts (i.e., test questions) will be reduced, resulting in fewer units for ELA.  The number of units for ELA will be reduced from three to two, resulting in a reduction of 75 minutes for grade three and 90 minutes for grades four through high school (ELA 10). 
 
For mathematics, the item counts are being reduced, resulting in fewer units, or testing blocks.  In grades three to five, the number of units will be reduced from four to three, resulting in a reduction of 60 minutes of testing time.  For grades six to eight, the number of units remains at three, but the time allotted for each 80-minute unit will be reduced by 20 minutes per unit for a total reduction of 60  minutes in testing time.  Within each unit, the item counts have also been reduced.  Similarly, the Algebra I end-of-course test will be reduced from three units to two units of 90 minutes each, for a total reduction of 90 minutes of testing time.  
 
The Hainesport Township School District will administer the New Jersey Learning Assessments (NJSLA) beginning Wednesday, May 1st for Grades 3-5.  NJSLA testing for Grades 6-8 will begin Wednesday, May 8th. 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 2019 NJSLA Testing Schedule**

Dates

Grade Level

ELA

Day 1

ELA

Day 2

MATH Day 1

MATH Day 2

MATH Day 3

May 1 - May 7, 2019

3

75 minutes

75 minutes

60 minutes

60  minutes

60 minutes

May 1 - May 7, 2019

4 & 5

90 minutes

90 minutes

60 minutes

60  minutes

60 minutes

May 8 -

May 14, 2019

6, 7, 8*

90 minutes

90 minutes

60 minutes

60  minutes

60 minutes

*Students enrolled in Algebra I will participate in the 2019 Algebra I end-of-course test.  Students will complete two units; 90 minutes each.  

**Dates and unit testing times are subject to change.
 
As information is shared with the district regarding the Spring 2019 NJSLA implementation, information will be updated accordingly.    
 
Similar to PARCC, all units are computer-based, utilizing modern 21st century technology and offering accessibility features for all students.  Students can interact with all computer-based item types for all grade levels and subjects using the PARCC Practice Tests and Tutorials
 
An Individual Student Report (ISR) for English Language Arts and Mathematics will be mailed home the following school year.  The PARCC Individual Student Report provides a summary of how a student is progressing toward meeting grade-level expectations and mastering important skills.  The report also indicates a student's areas of strength and areas where he or she may need support.  To view a sample of the full Score Report and a Score Report Guide, visit UnderstandTheScore.org
 
Click the link below for a Slide Presentation of the Spring 2018 Standardized Testing Results.
 
 
New Jersey Learning Assessment-Science

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All students in Grades 5 and 8 must be administered the New Jersey Student Learning Assessment-Science (NJSLA-S) Spring 2019 field test, which has replaced the NJASK Science Assessment in Grade 4 and 8.  The NJSLA-S will be administered on Monday, June 3rd and Tuesday, June 4th in Grades 5 and 8.  Please refer to the chart below for unit testing times.  All units are computer-based.
 

Spring 2019 NJSLA-S Testing Schedule*

 

Dates

Grade Level


SCIENCE Day 1


SCIENCE Day 2


June 3 & 4, 2019


5

Unit 1

30 minutes

Unit 3

30 minutes

Unit 2

30 minutes

Unit 4

30 minutes


June 3 & 4, 2019


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.
 
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

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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.
 
The Hainesport Township School District will participate in the ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 during the testing window of February 14, 2019 to April 12, 2019.  For more information about ACCESS for ELLs 2.0, click here.