2016-17 Assessment Schedule

The 2016-17 Assessment Schedule is outlined below. Click on the PDF at the bottom of this page to download and print a copy of the Assessment Schedule.

 

Elementary & Family Schools
Assessment Description Grade(s) Assessment Window Length Requirement Results Available
APA-Science* (http://www.state.nj.
us/education/assessment/apa/
Equivalent of NJ ASK Science for students with severe disabilities Grades 4 and 8 First Collection Period
September 7, 2016 - November 11, 2016
Second Collection Period December 5, 2016 - February 10, 2017
Varies by student Required State Test Summer 2017
ACCESS (http://www.state.nj.
us/education/bilingual/ells/20/
)
Administered to students who receive services from the Bilingual department or speak English as a second language Grades K-8 (bilingual / ELLprograms only) February 21,2017 - April 6, 2017 Varies by student Required Federal Test Spring / Summer 2017
PARCC (http://www.state.nj.us
/education/assessment/
)
Measures student proficiency in English language arts and mathematics Grades 3-8 March 27, 2017 - May 12, 2017 Less than 10 hours total, over the course of up to five days, within the entire testing window Required State Test Summer 2017
DLM* (http://www.state.nj.us
/education/assessment/apa/dlm/
)
Equivalent of PARCC for students with severe disabilities Grades 3-8 April 3, 2017 - May 19, 2017 Varies by student Required State Test Summer 2017
NJ ASK Science (http://www.state.nj.us/
education/assessment/njask/
)
Measures students’ ability to recall information and problem solve using science concepts Grades 4 and 8 May 31, 2017
Make up day: June 7, 2017
Less than 2 hours Required State Test Summer 2017
 
High Schools
Assessment Description Grade(s) Assessment Window Length Requirement Results Available
APA – Science*(http://www.state.nj.us/education
/assessment/apa/
)
Equivalent of NJBCT for students with severe disabilities Biology courses First Collection Period September 7, 2016 - November 11, 2016
Second Collection Period December 5, 2016 - February 10, 2017
Varies by student Required State Test Summer 2017
PSAT (https://collegereadiness
.collegeboard.org
/psat-nmsqt-psat-10
)
Preliminary version of the SAT, a college readiness assessment; assesses students’ skills with math, reading, and writing Grades 10-11 October 19, 2016 Less than 3 hours N/A December 2017
PARCC - Fall Block (http://www.state.nj.
us/education/assessment/
)
Measures student proficiency in English language arts, Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II Grades 9-11 (accelerated programs only) November 28, 2016 - December 23, 2017 Less than 10 hours total, over the course of up to five days, within the entire testing window Required State Test Winter 2017
PARCC - Fall Block(http://www.state.nj.
us/education/assessment/
)
Measures student proficiencyin English language arts, Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II Grades 9-11 (accelerated programs only) November 28, 2016 - December 23, 2017 Less than 10 hours total, over the course of up to five days, within the entire testing window Required State Test Winter 2017
ACCESS (http://www.state.nj.
us/education/
bilingual/ells/20/
)
Administered to students who receive services from the Bilingual department or speak English as a second language Grades 9-12 (bilingual / ELLprograms only) February 21, 2017 - April 6, 2017 Varies by student Required Federal Test Spring/Summer 2017
ACT (http://www.act.org/content
/act/en/products-andservices
/theact.html
)
College readiness assessment and often a requirement for the college application process Grade 11 February 28, 2017 Less than 4 hours N/A April 2017
PARCC (http://www.state.nj.us
/education/assessment/
)
Measures student proficiency in English language arts, Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II Grades 9-11 March 27, 2017 - May 12, 2017 Less than 10 hours total, over the course of up to five days, within the entire testing window Required State Test Summer 2017
DLM* (http://www.state.nj.us
/education/assessment
/apa/dlm/
)
Equivalent of PARCC for students with severe disabilities Grades 9-11 April 3, 2017 - May 19, 2017 Varies by student Required State Test Summer 2017
SAT(https://collegereadiness.
collegeboard.org/sat
)
College readiness assessment and often a requirement for the college application process Grade 11 April 5, 2017 Less than 4 hours N/A May 2017
PARCC – Spring Block(http://www.state.nj.
us/education
/assessment/
)
Measures student proficiency in English language arts, Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II Grades 9-11(accelerated programs only) April 24, 2017 - June 5, 2017 Less than 10hours total, over the course of upto five days, within the entire testing window Required State Test Fall 2017
NJBCT(http://www.state.nj.
us/education/assessment
/hs/njbct.shtml
)
Measures students’ biology knowledge and skills based on Science Core Standards Biology courses May 31, 2017 - June 1, 2017
Make up days:
June 7, 2017 - June 8, 2017
Less than 5 hours Required State Test Summer 2017

*Alternate assessment for some students receiving special education services

Note: Other classroom-based assessments may also be administered
ACT: American College Testing
APA: Alternate Proficiency Assessment
DLM: Dynamic Learning Maps
NJASK: New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge in Science
NJBCT: New Jersey Biology Competency Test
PARCC: Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers
PSAT: Preliminary SAT
SAT: Scholastic Aptitude Test

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