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New Jersey Student Learning Assessment for Science (NJSLA-S)

The New Jersey Student Learning Assessment for Science (NJSLA-S) measures student proficiency with the New Jersey Student Learning Standards for Science. The science standards require assessment tasks that examine students’ performance of scientific and engineering practices in the context of crosscutting concepts and disciplinary core ideas. The three-dimensional nature of the standards requires more complex assessment items and tasks. The NJSLA are only one component of a system of assessments that provide evidence about student learning. The data collected from the NJSLA-S, students’ interactions with teachers on a daily basis, and their subsequent performance on teacher and district developed assessments combine to provide a clear and well-rounded picture of students’ achievement.

NJSLA-Science Practice Tests

Click Links Below to Access NJSLA-S Practice Tests Date Available
High School Regular Form Practice Test 2/18/2018
Grade 8 Regular Form Practice Test 2/18/2018
Grade 5 Regular Form Practice Test 2/18/2018

Accommodated Practice Tests

High School
TEXT-TO-SPEECH 2/28/2018
SPANISH 3/21/2018


Important Dates

For Test Materials
Event Date
Registration for Mandatory PARCC Training, which includes NJSLA-Science Training 12/11/17 – 01/16/18 - District test coordinators and district technology coordinators

01/17/18 – 02/02/18 - School test coordinators, space permitting.
Districts Upload SR/PNP Files in PAN Grade 5: 1/18/18 – 3/09/18

Grade 8 and High School: 1/18/18 – 2/02/18
Infrastructure Trial Begins February 05, 2018 (available in PARCC)
District Manuals Posted on website 03/05/18
District Test Coordinator/Technology Coordinator Regional Training North – February 28, 2018 and March 1, 2018
Central – March 5, 2018 – March 7, 2018
South – March 8, 2018
Initial Materials Arrive in Districts no later than:
Manuals for all districts
Accommodated Forms Test Kits for CBT
Regular Test Booklets for PBT
Accommodated forms Test Kits for PBT

April 24-26, 2018
May 3-4, 2018
May 3-4, 2018
May 10-11, 2018
Additional Order Window: Test Materials including Test Booklets & Answer Documents April 27-May 15, 2018
Additional Order Window Closes: only Ancillary Materials for returning secure test materials may be ordered after this date May 15, 2018
Accom Kits May 11-15
Proctor Caching Available 4/30/18
Prepare Sessions Available 5/04/18
Testing Window Online: 5/07/18 – 6/08/18
Paper: 5/14/18 – 5/25/18
Deadline to Return Scorable and Nonscorable Materials to Measurement Incorporated No later than 1 week after PBT window closes
Deadline to Return Computer-Based Testing Nonscorable Materials to Measurement Inc 6/12/18

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