New Jersey Student Learning Assessment (NJSLA)

Starting with the 2018-2019 school year, the New Jersey Department of Education adopted the New Jersey Student Learning Assessment (NJSLA) as the state assessment. While the assessment is similar to PARCC, the number of testing days and hours were reduced. Starting in Grade 3, students are assessed yearly in English Language Arts and Mathematics. Grade 5 is also assessed in Science.

The NJSLA is an assessment designed to match the content and skills outlined in the New Jersey Student Learning Standards that guide classroom instruction. These tests moved away from fill-in-the bubble tests and ask questions that require students to explain their answers. The results from NJSLA, along with a student’s overall educational learning experience, including performance in the classroom, provide an overall picture of his or her academic success and progress towards graduating high school ready to succeed at college level work. NJSLA measures more complex, real-world skills such as critical-thinking, writing, and problem solving.

For information on the Individual Score Report (ISR), click HERE. To view your child's scores online, visit https://nj-results.pearsonaccessnext.com/login to create an account. A code is provided on your child's ISR which was mailed home.

For more information, visit the Digital Item Library at https://nj.digitalitemlibrary.com/home and the state assessment website at https://www.nj.gov/education/assessment/.

If you have questions regarding NJSLA or about your child’s scores, please contact your child’s teacher.