Start Strong Assessments
Park Ridge Students took the Start Strong Assessment in the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 school years. The State of New Jersey has discontinued this test.
The State Board of Education adopted graduation requirements for the classes of 2023-2025, on September 8, 2021. These requirements include a new assessment for students in Grade 11. On July 5, 2022, Governor Murphy signed into law a bill requiring that new assessment be used only as a field test for its first year, but is now a requirement. Students in the class of 2025 (current Juniors) must sit for the NJGPA.
Results from the NJGPA of Spring 2022 and Spring of 2023 are available as part of our assessment presentations online.
Current graduation requirements include this assessment as the primary pathway to graduation for the class of 2025 (current Juniors).
The window for this assessment is March 11, 2024 through March 15, 2024, with makeup exams the following week.
The NJGPA format mirrors the NJSLA as it is delivered through the exact same online portal from Pearson. The structure of the test is also very similar to the NJSLA exams in ELA and Math.
Students who do not meet graduation requirements through this new test will have the ability to meet graduation requirements through two other pathways, including other assessments or a portfolio appeal. The current graduation requirements may be found here, on the State website.
New Jersey has scheduled the NJSLA in Math, ELA, and Science for the Spring of 2024. Students in grades 3-9 will take assessments in Math and ELA, and students in grades 5, 8, and 11 will take an assessment in Science.
The current testing window for the NJSLA is April 29, 2024 through May 24, 2024.
Your student's school will share complete details on scheduling, make-ups, and any necessary changes to the school day prior to testing.
Test Score Presentations
Click the link above for the presentation of test scores from the October 16, 2023 Board of Education meeting including results from the 2023 NJSLAA in ELA, mathematics, and science, and DLM test scores.
Click the link above for the presentation of test scores from the August 28, 2023 Board of Education meeting including results from the 2023 NJGPA in ELA and mathematics, and ACCESS test scores.
Click the link above for the presentation of test scores from the January 23, 2023 Board of Education meeting including results from the 2022 Start Strong Assessment.
Click the link above for the presentation of test scores from the October 17, 2022 Board of Education meeting, including results from the NJSLA in ELA, mathematics, and science and NJGPA in mathematics and ELA. Students took these assessments in the spring of 2022.
Click the link above for some further data from the 2022 NJSLA results, including summary subject matter content.
Click the link for the presentation of test scores from the October 2021 Start Strong assessment. This presentation was presented at the January 24, 2022 Board of Education Meeting.