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NJDOE is postponing the planned start date of all assessments and plans to begin statewide assessment administration no earlier than April 5, 2021. Please review the information in the broadcast that was released on February 11, 2021.

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.

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Important Dates

  • For NJSLA-S Spring 2021 Administration
Event Date
Import/Update users in PAN Starting December 15, 2020
Districts Upload SR/PNP Files in PAN January 27 – February 9, 2021
Spring 2021 Administration Postponed (TBD, no earlier than April 5, 2021).
See NJDOE broadcast memo of 2/11/21.

Documents and Downloads

NJSLA-Science Manuals


NJSLA Test Coordinator/Technology Coordinator Regional Training


NJSLA-Science Guides


Links