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State Assessments

July 2022


During the 2022-2023 school year two sets of state-mandated academic tests are required fpr all students.


Between September 6 and October 27, 2022, all students have to take the Start Strong assessments in ELA and Math. Sixth graders also take a science test. These are online-only assessments of 45 to 60 minutes in each of the three subjects (unless the children accommodations require paper-based testing). We will send you the results alongside their first term report cards. More information is available here.


English Language Learners are required to take the ACCESS assessment between February 6, 2023 and March 31, 2023.


Between May 1 and May 26, 2023, all students will take the NJSLA in ELA, Math, while 5th and 8th graders will also take the NJSLA science test. These are online assessments with a paper option for students whose IEP requires it. ELA and Math assessments each take 180 minutes, while the science assessment requires 135 minutes. More information is available here (Office of Assessments page) and here (Assessment Calendar).


NJSLA Spring 2023

May 1-5 May 8-12 May 15-19 May 22-26 May 30-June 2

ELA & Math

4 & 5th

ELA & Math
6 & 7th

ELA & Math