State Assessment Information
Evaluating the results from statewide testing can be a helpful tool in measuring success in school, and it is just one of the many ways teachers and administrators can determine whether students are on track for the next grade or ready for college. New Jersey has had statewide tests for decades, and they have served as a small, but important, part of assessing students’ annual progress. The data collected from the state assessments, teacher and district developed assessments, and students’ daily performance in the classroom combine to provide a clear and well-rounded picture of students’ achievement.
See below for more information about the state assessments administered at GCIT.
New Jersey Student Learning Assessment (NJSLA) for ELA and Math
The New Jersey Student Learning Assessments for English Language Arts (NJSLA-ELA) and Mathematics (NJSLA-M) measure the extent to which students are, or on track to being, college or career ready in each of the respective areas.
Student performance on NJSLA assessments is described on the Individual Student Reports (ISR’s) using scale scores, performance levels, and subclaim performance indicators. State, district, and school average results are included in relevant sections of the report to help parents understand how their child’s performance compares to that of other students. In addition to this traditional paper ISR, video versions of the ISR’s are currently available online. The video score report communicates information from the ISR through animations and voiceover. Parents/guardians can also track their student’s scores from year to year. See link below for NJSLA Parent Portal Guide.
New Jersey Student Learning Assessment (NJSLA) for Science
The New Jersey Student Learning Assessment for Science (NJSLA-S) measures student proficiency with the New Jersey Student Learning Standards for Science. The science standards require assessment tasks that examine students’ performance of scientific and engineering practices in the context of crosscutting concepts and disciplinary core ideas. This assessment is given at the end of a student’s 11th grade year.
Please review the following documents and links for more information.