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.