State Assessment Information

STATE ASSESSMENTS ADMINISTRATION

The school district is required by the New Jersey State Department of Education to administer several standardized tests throughout the year.

Assessments for 2020-2021

2020-2021 Standardized Assessment Information for Pascack Valley Regional High School District

Assessment Subject Area

Administration Date / Time

Grades Covered

Requirement

Results Available

PSAT

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Grade 10

Grade 11

Optional, District strongly suggests

December 2020

NJSLA Computer Based Testing

- ELA

Spring 2021 Subject to change

Grades 9-10

State Required

Summer 2022

NJSLA Computer Based Testing

- Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra 2

Spring 2021 Subject to change

Grade 9-10 (by enrolled course)

State Required (by enrolled course) Grade 11 (optional)

Summer 2022

NJSLA - NJ Science Learning

Assessment

Spring 2021 Subject to change

Grade 11

State Required

Summer 2022

Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM)

ELA, Math & Science

Spring 2021 Subject to change

Grade 11

State Required:

as an alternative for qualifying students

Fall 2021

WiDA (Access for ELLs - English

Language Learners)

February-April , 2020

All English Language Learners (ELL)

State Required

Summer 2020

STAMP Seal of Biliteracy

October, May & June

Grade 12

Optional, District strongly suggests

Late Spring 2020

Advanced Placement

May 3 - 14, 2021

Subject to Change

Grades 10, 11, 12 (by enrolled course)

District required in most cases for students taking the course.

July 2021

Schools plan for students who receive testing accommodations via their IEP or 504 plans during their annual reviews.

Each of the links included above provides users with access to practice tests and information on testing accommodations and accessibility features.

Per the NJDOE, as New Jersey prepares for an unprecedented start to the 2020-2021 school year, the NJDOE will continue to closely monitor developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic throughout the school year, and will evaluate administration and policy decisions regarding state assessments accordingly.


The NJ Department of Education
website outlines the testing calendar for 2020-2021 and New Jersey graduation requirements.

Dr. Barry Bachenheimer, Assistant Superintendent sent this letter to Parents/Guardians with more information.

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