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 are no longer called Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC).
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
. 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 ISR 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 support.
The Digital Item Library
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 users to view and interact with the items in the exact same manner as student test-takers.
Another addition to score reporting is an online portal for parents/guardians. The online portal includes the student's scale score, quick access to resources that fit a student's needs, and a video score report. The portal also allows 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 video score report that is 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