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South Orange – Maplewood Schools: Standardized Assessments for 2016-2017

The following is from the South Orange-Maplewood School District:

Dear Parent/Guardians:

This year the Department of Education has mandated that school districts provide parents and guardians certain information on any State assessment or commercially-developed standardized assessments that will be administered during the school year.

Below you will find the assessments that will be administered this year.

Grades 3-11

Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)-computer administration

Computer Administration English and Mathematics – grades 3-11

March 27, 2017 – May 19, 2017

Duration 4 hours

Results available September 2017

Federal and State Mandated

Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)-paper administration

Paper testing English and Mathematics grades 3-11 for those students not taking the PARCC on computer

March 27, 2017 – April 7, 2017

Duration 4 hours

Results available September 2017

Federal and State Mandated

PARCC parent resources  https://www.parcconline.org/resources/parent-resources

PARCC English practice tests https://parcc.pearson.com/practice-tests/english

PARCC Mathematics practice tests https://parcc.pearson.com/practice-tests/math

Grades 3-8 and 11

Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM)

April 3, 2017 – May 19, 2017

Grades 3-8 and 11

State Mandated

Grades 4, 8 and High School

Alternative Performance Assessment (APA) Science

September 1, 2016 – November 11, 2016 and December 5, 2016 – February 10, 2017

State Mandated

Grade 4

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge Science (NJASK)

May 31, 2017 and make-up June 7, 2017

Grade 4 duration 60 minutes

Results available September 2017

State Mandated

Grade 4 Parent, Student & Teacher Information Guide https://www.measinc.com/NJ/Downloads/NJASK/2016_PSTG_G4_Science.pdf

Grade 4 – Jefferson Elementary School Only

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

March 1, 2017

Mathematics and Reading

62 students from grade 4 are chosen by NAEP

Duration 90 minutes (approximately)

Required by the federal government

You can read more about NAEP at https://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/about/schools.asp

Grade 8

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge Science (NJASK)

May 31, 2017 and make-up June 7, 2017

Grade 8 duration 120 minutes

Results available September 2017

State Mandated

Grade 8 Parent, Student & Teacher Information Guide

https://www.measinc.com/NJ/Downloads/NJASK/2016_PSTG_G8_Science.pdf

Grade 8 – South Orange Middle School Only

National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

February 15, 2017

Grade 8 Mathematics and Reading

62 students from grade 8 chosen by NAEP

Duration 90 minutes (approximately)

Required by the federal government

You can read more about NAEP at https://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/about/schools.asp

Grade 9 and some 10th and 11th

New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT)

May 31 and June 1, 2017 and make-up June 7 & 8 2017

Day 1 duration 2 hours 17 minutes (approximately)

Day 2 duration 2 hours, 7 minutes (approximately)

Results available September 2017

State Mandated

Your Guide to the NJBCT

https://www.measinc.com/NJ/Downloads/NJASK/2016_PSTG_G8_Science.pdf

NJBCT Student Preparation Booklet

https://www.measinc.com/NJ/Downloads/NJBCT/NJBCT_Student_Preparation_Booklet_2016.pdf

Grades 10 and 11

Preliminary SAT (PSAT)

October 19, 2016

Reading, Writing and Mathematics

Duration 2 hours 45 minutes

Results available April 2017

District Administers

For more information and practice tests go to https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10

Portfolio Appeals – High School

January 9, 2017 – May 12, 2017

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