Standardized Assessment Information

Old Tappan Public Schools
Standardized Assessment Information
2021-2022

New Jersey school districts, charter schools, and renaissance school projects are required by statute (N.J.S.A. 18A: 7C-6.6) to annually notify parents or guardians by October 1 or within 30 days of any additional statewide student assessment or commercially developed standardized assessment that will be administered over the course of the school year. If specific details are not yet available, districts may insert “To Be Determined” (“TBD”).

Key:

  • Number of Testing Administrations in District refers to the number of times a particular assessment will be offered during the school year.
  • Testing Mode refers to how the assessment will be administered to students. The two modes are computer-based and paper-and-pencil. Some computer-based assessments allow students to take the assessment using paper and pencil. Be sure to inquire about the options if your child has a medical issue that would not allow them to take the assessment on the computer.
  • Testing Time is the maximum amount of time allotted to students to complete the assessment. Most students finish well in advance of the allotted time.
  • Testing Window is the period of time in which districts administer the assessment. It is not the actual number of days it takes a student to complete the assessment. School districts can choose the specific days within the window to administer the test. Please inquire with your district about the exact testing dates of the assessment.
  • Results Available refers to the date districts receive individualized student results from the assessment. These results should be distributed to students, educators, and families as soon as possible.

The complete table is linked HERE. The table below is abbreviated.

Assessment Subject Area (Linked Sample Questions)

Grade Level Tested

Requirement

Testing Time Allotted per Student

Testing Window

Information for Parents/Guardians Regarding the Assessment (Linked Information)

Start Strong assessments- English Language Arts and Math

Grades 4-8

State Required

60 minutes per subject assessment

9/13/21 to 10/22/21

Information to be released on Office of Assessments webpage

Start Strong assessments- Algebra I

Students enrolled in Algebra I

State Required

60 minutes

9/13/21 to 10/22/21

Information to be released on Office of Assessments webpage

Start Strong assessment -Geometry

Students enrolled in Geometry

State Required

60 minutes

9/13/21 to 10/22/21

Information to be released on Office of Assessments webpage

Start Strong assessment- Science

Grade 6

State Required

60 minutes

9/13/21 to 10/22/21

Information to be released on Office of Assessments webpage

Renaissance Learning

Grade 8

Local Northern Valley Assessment

60 minutes

End of November/early December (subject to change)

For more information, please visit this LINK

NJSLA ELA/Math Administration

Grades 3-8

State Required

Specific details will be provided to parent a month before the test

4/25/22 to 6/3/22

For more information please visit the Office of Assessments webpage

NJSLA Science Administration

Grades 5 and 8

State Required

Specific details will be provided to parent a month before the test

4/25/22 to 6/3/22

For more information please visit the Office of Assessments webpage

NJSLA Assessment-Algebra I

Students enrolled in Algebra I

State Required-High School Graduation Requirement to Pass

Specific details will be provided to parent a month before the test

4/25/22 to 6/3/22

For more information please visit the Office of Assessments webpage

NJSLA Assessment-Geometry

Students enrolled in Geometry

State Required-High School Graduation Requirement to Pass

Specific details will be provided to parent a month before the test

4/25/22 to 6/3/22

For more information please visit the Office of Assessments webpage

Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) Year End (YE) Model

Grades 3 through 8 students who are unable to access NJSLA

State Required

ELA-Avg. 70-90 min.

Math-Avg. 35-60 min.

Science-Avg 45-135 min.

4/1/22 to 5/27/22

For more information please visit the Office of Assessments webpage

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

Math and Reading at grades 4 and 8

U.S. History and Civics at grade 8

State Required if Nationally Selected

Three 60-minute blocks. Total testing time 180 minutes per student

1/31/22 to 3/4/22

For more information please visit the Office of Assessments webpage

Criterion Referenced Tests (CRTs)

5 - Math
6 - Health
6 - Math
7 -Science
7 - Pre-Algebra (if enrolled)
8-Algebra (if enrolled)

Local Northern Valley Assessment

5 - Math - 90 minutes
6 - Health - 50 minutes
6 - Math - 120 minutes
7 - Science - 80 minutes
7 - Math - 90 minutes
8 - Algebra - 40 minutes

6 - Health -after each marking period

7 – Science and 8 – Algebra Winter 2022

All others-Spring 2022

Contact Dr. Laura Sullivan (sullivanla@nvnet.org)

WIDA (ACCESS and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs)

K–12

State Required

No time limit

2/14/22 to 4/8/22

Parent Handout

Provided in different languages.




If a student is permitted extra time or any other accommodations by his/her IEP or 504 plan parents / guardians should contact the guidance office or Child Study Team for additional details on accommodations and accessibility options.


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