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  • The State of New Jersey has ended its membership of the interstate consortium that produced the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessments. While the online platform will remain the same, the state’s mathematics and English Language Arts (ELA) assessments will no longer be called Partnership for Assessment of College and Career Readiness (PARCC).
     
     The statewide assessments for ELA and mathematics will be called: • New Jersey Student Learning Assessments-ELA (NJSLA-ELA) • New Jersey Student Learning Assessment-Mathematics (NJSLA-M)
     
     Reduction in the Length and Time of the Tests Starting with the Spring 2019 statewide assessment, the item counts (i.e., test questions) will be reduced, resulting in fewer units for ELA. The number of units for ELA will be reduced from three to two, resulting in a reduction of 75 minutes for grade three and 90 minutes for grades four through high school (ELA 10).
     
     For mathematics, the item counts are being reduced, resulting in fewer units, or testing blocks. In grades three to five; the number of units will be reduced from four to three, resulting in a reduction of 60 minutes of testing time. For grades six to eight, the number of units remains at three, but the time allotted for each 80-minute unit will be reduced by 20 minutes per unit for a total reduction of 60 minutes in testing time. Within each unit, the item counts have also been reduced. Similarly, the Algebra I end-of-course test will be reduced from three units to two units of 90 minutes each, for a total reduction of 90 minutes of testing time.  


Who? What? When?

NJSLA is one of two common assessments aligned to the New Jersey Learning Standards.  All Students in grades 3-11 will be participating in these technology based Assessments in Mathematics and English Language Arts this Spring.  In addition there are specific assessments for students taking Algebra 1, Algebra 2 and Geometry.


When will the tests be administered?

The BYRAM TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT Testing Window will be May 13 - May 17 2019 (see calendar below):
The 2019 test will be administered during ONE window, no later than the 90% mark in the school year.  The NJSLA is designed to:
  • Tests critical thinking in relationship to a variety of texts and media.
  • Writing in response to reading and media that requires students to draw and use evidence from a variety of sources.
  • Simulates research and real world problem solving applications that require reasoning and explanation.
  • Short answer assessment
  • Math understanding and skills
  • Reading comprehension
  • The English Language Arts (ELA) assessment for grades 3-11 each consists of 2 units. 
  • The mathematics assessment for grades 3-5 each consists of 3 units.
  • The mathematics assessment for grades 6-8 each consists of 3 units.
  • The Algebra 1 and Geometry assessments each consist of 2 units
Below are the Unit Times for Each Grade 
 Grade    ELA Unit 1 ELA Unit 2 
Math Unit 1 Math Unit 2     Math Unit 3
 3  75min 75min    60min 60min  60min 
 4 90min 90min  60min 60min  60min 
 90min 90min   60min 60min  60min 
90min   90min 60min  60min  60min   
 7 90min  90min   60min 60min   60min  
 8 90min  90min  60min  60min  60min   
 Alg.       90min  90min     
Geo.        90min  90min 

May 2019
BYRAM INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL GRADES 5-8
Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday   Thursday Friday 
6
7

8

9
10

13
Grades 5-8 ELA
20


Grades 5 & 8 Science


14
Grades 5-8 ELA
21


Grades 5 & 8 Science

15
Grades 5-8 Math

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Grades 5-8 Math
17 
Grades 5-8 Math


 MAY 2019
BYRAM LAKES SCHOOL GRADES 3 & 4
Monday Tuesday Wednesday  ThursdayFriday 
13    
Grades 3 & 4
14
Grades 3 & 4
15
Grades 3 & 4
16
Grades 3 & 4
17
Grades 3 & 4
20
Make-ups until the 28th
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Make-ups until the 28th
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Make-ups until the 28th
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Make-ups until the 28th
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Make-ups until the 28th

MAKE-UP TESTING WILL BE HELD AFTER MATH & ELA TESTING DATES END