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.
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)
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).