NJ State Graduation Requirements
New Jersey Student Learning Assessments
11th Grade Graduation Requirement- ELA, MATH & Science
The New Jersey Student Learning Assessments (NJSLA) are statewide assessments that assess students’ progress toward the New Jersey Student Learning Standards in English Language Arts (ELA), mathematics, and science. The New Jersey Graduation Proficiency Assessment (NJGPA) consists of an ELA and a mathematics component to be administered to students in grade 11 for the purpose of meeting the state graduation assessment requirement. Each assessment is typically administered in computer-based (CBT) format, although paper-based testing (PBT) is available as an accommodation. ELA assessments will focus on writing effectively when analyzing text. Mathematics assessments will focus on applying skills and concepts and understanding multi-step problems that require abstract reasoning and modeling real-world problems, precision, perseverance, and strategic use of tools. Science assessments will focus on applying scientific concepts and practices within the domains of Earth & space, life, and physical science. Students will demonstrate their acquired skills and knowledge by answering selected-response items, constructed response items and technology-enhanced questions.
Beginning in the Spring of 2018, the NJ Department of Education has implemented the New Jersey Student Learning Assessment in Science. This assessment is aligned to the New Jersey Student Learning Standards for Science and will be administered to all 11th grade students (regardless of the science course in which the student is enrolled).
The district is required to administer this assessment to its 11th grade students. All 11th grade students will be assigned a testing room where they will complete the science assessment on their chromebook. The high school has adjusted its schedule for the two testing days as to not interrupt instruction for our 11th grade students. We will be running on a delayed opening with the school day beginning at 10:00am.