Tuesday, May 12, 2009

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) Testing Schedule

The following is the schedule for NJASK testing in the State of New Jersey.

Week 1 (April 27-May 1): Grades 7 and 8
Week 2 (May 4-8): Grades 3 and 4 (make up for Grades 7 and 8)
Week 3 (May 11-15) : Grades 5 and 6 (make up for Grades 3 and 4)
Week 4 (May 18-22): Make up for Grades 5 and 6

With the enactment of the NCLB Act, New Jersey’s statewide assessment of elementary students has undergone further change. Under the provisions of this federal legislation, every state is required to administer annual standards-based assessment of all children in grade 3 through 8. Federal expectation is that each state will provide tests that are grounded in that state’s content standards and that assess students’ critical thinking skills in three content areas: language arts literacy, mathematics and science.

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