NJSLA Testing

Tiara McLean

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New Jersey Student Learning Assessment for science measures student proficiency with the New Jersey Student Learning Standards for the subject of science. The science standards require assessment tasks that examine student ability. The NJSLA is the only component of a system of assessments that provides evidence about student learning.

For this testing, students are supposed to take different assessments in the beginning of the school year and towards thee end of the school year to prepare. The state requires schools to administer the NJSLA test to make sure everyone is on the same page with the curriculum and also for some teacher’s evaluation.

Although, PARCC graduation requirement was “struck” down by NJ court, the panel said state law merely requires that students take a single test in the 11th grade for graduation, such as the NJSLA. If students do end up failing this test, the state will fulfill this requirement by giving another test for the students to pass. NJ Science testing continues throughout other school districts and will continue on with testing during the month of May.