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October 2021
Dear Teaneck Parents and Families: 
 
School districts are required by state statute to annually notify parents and guardians of any student assessments that will be administered over the course of the school year. To ensure our families have an accurate calendar of this year's assessments, please use the link below to access the District’s Assessment Calendar for the 2021-2022 school year.
 
Students eligible for special education, related services and those students eligible under Section 504 may have accommodations and/or modifications during the administration of the statewide assessments. The Individualized Education Program or 504 team makes decisions about accommodations and/or modifications. Please contact your child’s principal or guidance counselor if you have any questions about the assessments listed. 

  1. Teaneck Public Schools: 2021-2022 District Assessment Calendar
  2. New Jersey Department of Education: Statewide Assessment Information
ATT: Parents/Guardians
NJSLA (State Testing) will occur between April 25 through June 3, 2022

Each spring, all New Jersey public school districts are required to administer achievement tests developed by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE).  New Jersey students in Grades 3 to 9 will be tested in Literacy and in Mathematics through the New Jersey Student Learning Assessment, (NJS.A). Students in Grades 5, 8, and 11 will also take the NJSLA in Science, which is an online cumulative measure of science standards.  Students in grade 11 will also be administered the New Jersey Graduation Proficiency Assessment (NJGPA).  On September 8, 2021, the State Board of Education adopted graduation assessment requirements for the classes of 2023, 2024, and 2025. The new regulations comply with State statute and are required as a prerequisite for graduation.  Additional information regarding the NJGPA was sent in a separate email.
 
The NJSLA is the standardized measure used in New Jersey.  Its assessments were designed to provide information to districts about student performance in English Language Arts, Mathematics and Science relative to state standards.  These standards determine what students should know and be able to do in each content area at the end of each grade level. The tests contain multiple-choice questions as well as several types of questions requiring open-ended responses in which students explain their understanding.  Results will provide a snapshot of how your child performed on a standardized test in relation to his/her peers, and individualized score reports will be mailed home next fall.
 
NJSLA testing will occur between April 25, 2022, through June 3, 2022.  The NJGPA will be administered from March 14 - 18, 2022.  Principals will notify parents/guardians of the specific testing dates per school.  Please contact your child’s principal should you have any questions or concerns about your child’s performance on district and/or state assessments.
 
Teaneck will be administering assessments as indicated below:

    NJSLA - April 25 through June 3
        English-Language Arts - grades 3-9,
        Mathematics grades - grades 3-9
        Science grades 5, 8 and 11
    NJGPA - March 14 - 18
        English Language Arts - grade 11
        Math - grade 11

 Note:  Students in grades 10 and 12 do not test this year.
 
As with all state testing, students who are permitted extra time or other accommodations as per their 504 or IEP plan will have access to those accommodations on the NJSLA and NJGPA assessments.
 
If you would like more information, you can access the following link: NJ Assessments Parent Resources