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    The New Jersey Student Learning Assessments (NJSLA) are aligned to the NJ Student Learning Standards (NJSLS) and were created to measure students' ability to apply their knowledge of concepts rather than memorizing facts. The NJSLA assessments require students to solve problems using mathematical reasoning and to be able to model mathematical principles. In English Language Arts (ELA), students will be required to closely read multiple passages and to write essay responses in literary analysis, research tasks and narrative tasks. The assessments will also provide teachers information on student progress to inform instruction and provide targeted student support.

    HTSD Assessment Schedule 21-22 SY 

    Start Strong Assessments - Fall 2021

    Elementary Testing Window (Oct. 7th & 8th)

    Middle School Testing Window  (Oct. 14th & 15th)

    High School Testing Window  (Oct. 11th & 12th)


    The Assessments.....

    Are based on a subset of prioritized prior-year academic standards;

    Are available in ELA grades 4-10, Mathematics grades 4-8, Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II, and in Science grades 6, 9, and 12;

    Can be administered in approximately 45-60 minutes;

    Will provide immediate results to educators through the assessment platform;

    Will include the same accessibility features and accommodations as the NJSLA, including forms in Spanish and Text to Speech (TTS).

    Click here for more info about Start Strong.





    2019 Assessment Results

    Interpreting Your Child's Score Report

    Translated Score Reports

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    Click here for parent resources

     Sample (Parent) Score Report Letter

    Practice Tests - Math, ELA, Science

    Additional Sample Questions - Math & ELA