top of page

NJSLA Updates & Resources

About the Test:

The New Jersey Student Learning Assessments for English Language Arts/Literacy (NJSLA-ELA) and for Mathematics (NJSLA-M) measures the extent to which students are, or on track to being college or career ready in each of the two respective areas. The test in English Language Arts/Literacy assesses student proficiency in reading and comprehending a range of grade appropriate material independently. It also provides a measure of how effectively a student writes when using and/or analyzing sources.


The test in Mathematics measures student competencies in the major and additional/supporting content in mathematics for grade or course, as well as student grade-appropriate mathematical reasoning and modeling skills.                                                                                                                                                                        

Requirements & Scoring:

Algebra I- *Graduation Requirement: Pass; (State/Federal Requirement)
Algebra II- (State Requirement)
Geometry- (State Requirement)
ELA 9- (State Requirement)
*ELA 10- Graduation Requirement: Score 750 or above (State/Federal Requirement)
ELA 11- (State Requirement)

More details related to the assessment requirements can be found here.


*Testing will be scheduled throughout the school day. 

​ *If a student is permitted extra time or any other accommodations by their 504, parent/guardians should contact the school counselor office for additional details on accommodations and accessibility options.

Hot off the Press

  • NJSLA will continue to be used for grades 3-9 through the 2021-22 school year.

  • 2019-2020 school year is the last year that 10th graders will be tested- beginning with the class of 2023 (this year’s 9th graders) students will only be tested in grades 9 and 11.

  • In 2021-22 there will be a new 11th grade assessment.

  • The department is also going to begin to explore pilots and alternative assessments starting in the 2020-21 school year.

To request more PD resources:

Contact Kelly Harmon


You can also request more information with this form:

Success! Message received.

bottom of page