Parents' Guide to the New Jersey Student Learning
New Jersey Student Learning Assessments
The State of New Jersey has ended its membership of the interstate consortium that produced the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessments. While the online platform will remain the same, the state’s science, mathematics and English Language Arts (ELA) assessments will no longer be called Partnership for Assessment
of College and Career Readiness (PARCC). The statewide assessments for ELA, mathematics, and science will now be
New Jersey Student Learning Assessments-ELA (NJSLA-ELA);
New Jersey Student Learning Assessment-Mathematics (NJSLA-M);
New Jersey State Student Learning Assessments for Science (NJSLA-
New Jersey State Student Learning Assessments for Grades 9, 10, &
New Jersey State Student Learning Assessments for Algebra I, II;
New Jersey State Student Learning Assessments for Geometry.
The Jersey City Public Schools will administer the New Jersey Student Learning Assessments to students in grades three through eleven as schedule every year by the State of New Jersey Department of Education.
The New Jersey Student Learning Assessments (NJSLA) are aligned to the New Jersey Student Learning Standards (NJSLS), which focus on critical thinking skills and students' ability to read, write, speak, listen and solve "real-world" problems independently. The standards were developed with the goal of ensuring all students are college and career ready and were internationally benchmarked to ensure students are academically competitive with their peers around the world.
The New Jersey Student Learning Assessments are intended to mark students’ progress towards the stated goal of college and career readiness. The assessments are also meant to provide feedback to the district regarding the efficacy of our current curriculum and instruction.