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NJSLA-Science Test Resources for 2020Top of Page

This spring, students in grades 5 & 8 will participate in an online assessment called  the New Jersey Student Learning Assessment (NJSLA). The NJSLA-S measures student proficiency with the New Jersey Student Learning Standards (NJSLS) for Science and is designed to determine a student's readiness for college and career. It will help parents and teachers to determine whether or not students have achieved grade level standards.
You may find the following parent resources helpful:
Parent, Student and Teacher Information Guides Spring 2020:
New Jersey Student Learning Assessments Resource Center
NJSLA-Science resources and practice tests:
Help your child reach his or her goals with Learning Heroes:
New Jersey State Assessments:

How to Help Your Child With Test-TakingTop of Page

Test-taking can be stressful for children. Often, the pressure to perform well is self-imposed and results in anxiety that parents may not immediately recognize. Parents can help to offset that anxiety by making sure that children eat a good breakfast on test days and get a good night's sleep the night before. But there are other ways to help throughout the school year if you understand the types of assessments students will face and the basic expectations of success. Below is a link to a site you may find helpful:

Assessments For Gifted/Advanced PlacementTop of Page

Placement in our Gifted Academic Program (GAP) is determined through a portfolio assessment for each student.
Areas considered include:
  • Parent recommendation home rating
  • Teacher recommendation - Scales for Identifying Gifted Students (SIGS)
  • Assessment of cognitive abilities (CoGAT, NNAT, OLSAT)
  • Fountas and Pinnell (F & P) Instructional level expectations for reading
  • District assessments and grade level performance