Understanding the NJSLA Score Report
In the spring, students participated in the New Jersey Student Learning Assessments (NJSLA) administration to measure their academic performance with grade-level content as defined in the New Jersey Student Learning Standards (NJSLS). Evaluating the results from statewide testing can be a helpful tool in measuring your student’s success in school, and it is just one of the many ways your student’s teachers and administrators can determine whether he or she is on track for the next grade or ready for college and their career. New Jersey has had statewide tests for decades, and they have served as a small, but important part of assessing our students’ annual progress.
The Individual Student Reports (ISRs) have been developed based on feedback from parents/guardians and educators. There are two ISRs, one for English language arts (ELA) and one for mathematics. A written explanation indicates where your student is doing well and where he or she may need additional help. There are also charts and graphics that show you how well your student is performing in relation to the New Jersey Student Learning Standards, and how your student’s performance compares to other students in his or her school, district, and state.
Newly available this year is the Digital Item Library, which provides access to released items from the NJSLA ELA and mathematics assessments. Tools available in the library can help search for specific items or sort items by Evidence Statements or standards. The items are displayed online and allow users to view and interact with the items in the exact same manner as student test-takers. Additional released items will continue to be added as they become available.