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Assessment Information

The Pequannock Township School District uses a wide array of assessments to measure student learning and growth.  Our aim is to integrate authentic assessments throughout our K - 12 programs that are designed for students to apply content and skills in both known and novel approaches. The data from both formative and summative assessments inform the instructional practices in our classrooms while providing the student and families with the information necessary to gauge their child’s progress toward curricular goals and the mastery of New Jersey Student Learning Standards.  

In the spring, Pequannock administers the NJSLA to students in grades 3 - 9 in English Language Arts (ELA) and in Mathematics.  Students in grades 5, 8, & 11 will also be assessed in the NJSLA - Science assessment.  


All students are expected to participate in the appropriate assessment.  Students and parents should feel confident that, by focusing instruction on the priority ELA, Mathematics, and Science standards, students are prepared for these assessments and should approach them with confidence, not trepidation. 

In accordance with the State statue N.J.S.A. 18A:7C-1 et. seq. this year's high school juniors are required to participate in the New Jersey Graduation Proficiency Assessment for English Language Arts (ELA) and in Mathematics, which are aligned for grade 10 ELA, Algebra 1, and Geometry New Jersey Student Learning Standards (NJSLS).  Students who complete the NJGPA, but do not achieve a passing score of 750 or greater, will have the opportunity to retake the NJGPA the following summer or fall or to demonstrate proficiency through one of the other pathways outlined below. Students in the classes of 2023, 2024, and 2025 will take the NJGPA in grade 11. For information regarding the pathways to graduation, see below.  
For Students with Disabilities

Under the Individuals with Disability Education Act (IDEA), all students with disabilities must participate in the state and district-wide assessments. The Individualized Education Program (IEP) of the student with disabilities will address whether the student must meet the passing score on the state assessments or demonstrate proficiency through an alternate pathway. Students with disabilities whose IEP specify an alternative way to demonstrate proficiency will continue to follow the graduation assessment requirements set forth in their IEP.  Each student’s IEP mandated testing accommodations will be reflected in the NJSLA testing environment.  

For more information about the mandated NJDOE testing, please visit the NJDOE site.

Spring 2022 Testing Window Dates



 Paper Based Testing Window Dates   Computer Based Testing Window Dates 
Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) ELA, Math, & Science ELA & Math; 3 through 8, and 11 N/A 4/1/22 - 5/27/22
ACCESS and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs
Alt. ACCESS 1 - 12 
2/14/22 - 4/8/22 2/12/22 - 4/8/22
NJ Graduation Proficiency Assessment NJGPA
11 3/14/22 - 3/25/22 3/14/22 - 3/25/22

NJSLA - ELA & Math 

 3  - 9  

4/25/22 - 5/6/22 4/25/22 - 6/3/22

NJSLA - Science

 5, 8 & 11

4/25/22 - 5/6/22 4/25/22 - 6/3/22

Portfolio Appeals


1/3/22 - 5/6/22