Understanding Assessments and Grading

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    Be Prepared for Graduation: 

    Please keep in mind that the state of New Jersey requires the successful completion of certain assessments (e.g. the NJSLA tests) in order for a student to graduate.

    See the NJ DOE's High School Graduation Requirements.

Assessments We Use

  • The Jackson School District uses a number of assessments to measure student achievement and to assist us in designing instruction that meets the needs of all students. These include state standardized tests (e.g. NJSLA and NJ ASK) and other assessments (e.g. SRI, SMI).

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Understanding NJSLA

  •  The spring 2019 statewide assessment in ELA and math will be the NJSLA-ELA/M.

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Testing Dates

  • The Jackson School District administers testing at various times, with the majority of standardized testing taking place during state-prescribed windows in the spring. The dates referenced below are also available on the monthly event calendars on our district and school websites. 

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Grading Practices

  • The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a consortium of states that collaboratively developed a common set of assessments to measure student achievement and preparedness for college and careers.

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