New Jersey - Student Assessments: Mathematics

Area: 
Mathematics
Policy Type: 
Rule
Summary: 

The assessments that are required are: High Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) (reading, writing, math 11th grade); New jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT); Algebra EOC; New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (Elementary); New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (Middle School); High School Proficiency Test; Special Review Assessment; PARCC (2011).

Body: 

PARCC assessments are aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and were created to measure students' ability to apply their knowledge of concepts rather than memorizing facts. In 2014-2015, the PARCC assessments will replace the existing statewide assessments -- the NJASK in grades 3-8 and HSPA in high school. New Jersey has been transitioning the NJ ASK to measure the CCSS over the past three years to provide local districts and schools the time necessary to shift practices and prepare students and educators for PARCC, which will measure the CCSS in the spring of 2015.

Adopting Authority: 
State Department of Education
Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
Last Verified by NASBE: 
11/24/2015