Letter concerning NJGPA Junior Testing

February 2022

Dear Parent/Guardian,

 

As you may already know, students in the classes of 2023, 2024, and 2025 will take the New Jersey Graduation Proficiency Assessment (NJGPA) in grade 11. This assessment is aligned to New Jersey Student Learning Standards (NJSLS) for grade 10 English Language Arts (ELA) and NJSLS for Algebra I and Geometry. The assessment format will be familiar to students and educators, as it will be delivered on the same platform students used for the New Jersey Student Learning Assessments (NJSLA).

If, after completing the New Jersey Graduation Proficiency Assessment, a student does not demonstrate proficiency on the ELA or Mathematics section, the student may take the following steps to meet the NJ Graduation Assessment Requirement:

  • Meet a designated cut score from a menu of alternative assessments (see reverse side)
  • Complete a portfolio appeal

To be clear, a student may only be eligible for the two options above if they have taken the New Jersey Graduation Proficiency Assessment in ELA and Mathematics.

The streamlined schedule was designed to maximize instructional classroom time and minimize test taking time.  This is a computer administered test.  This schedule is subject to change.

 

Grade 11 ELA testing is scheduled for March 15 and Grade 11 Math testing March 16.   

There are two testing units each for ELA and Mathematics. The testing time for each unit is 90 minutes. NJGPA units will be scheduled in approximately 2 hour blocks of time. Students with IEP/504 accommodations may have alternate schedules based on specific provisions outlined in their IEP/504 plans.  11th grade students must bring their charged iPads to school during testing

All students should bring their own ear buds/headphones for testing, however, headphones cannot be wireless or Bluetooth enabled.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Guidance Department at (856) 881-8701 ext. 1005.

 

Thank you,

Joseph Visalli

High School Principal

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