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NJASK_PP - 1 ASSESSMENT UPDATE ( 2008-2009 ) New Jerseys...

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Unformatted text preview: 1 ASSESSMENT UPDATE ( 2008-2009 ) New Jerseys State Assessments A Summary of Core Test Design and Administrative Features for Grades 3 8 NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION DIVISION OF EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS AND PROGRAMS OFFICE OF STATE ASSESSMENTS December 19, 2008 2 New Jerseys State Assessments Goals To measure and promote student achievement of challenging state curriculum standards To provide accurate and meaningful information about student performance To meet state and federal accountability requirements 3 New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) Grades 3-8 2008-2009 Whats New for 2009? Starting in 2008-2009, the NJ ASK 3-4 assessments will reflect the new test design features implemented last year in grades 5 through 8. These include: More Language Arts Literacy (LAL) reading passages Shorter LAL reading passages Two LAL writing prompts in grades 3-8 New types of LAL writing prompts Elimination of the LAL picture prompt Two days of mathematics testing in grades 3-7 New math item type: the short constructed-response item Spanish versions of tests at grades 3-8, all content areas 4 NJ ASK 3-8 2009 Assessment Schedule Grades 3 and 4 May 4 8, 2009 Day 1 Monday, May 4, 2009 Language Arts Literacy Day 2 Tuesday, May 5, 2009 Language Arts Literacy Day 3 Wednesday, May 6, 2009 Mathematics Day 4 Thursday, May 7, 2009 Mathematics Day 5 Friday, May 8, 2009 Grade 4 Science Make-Ups May 11 15, 2009 (Flexible) See DOE web site for full details: http://www.nj.gov/education/assessment/schedule.shtml Districts closed the week of April 27, 2009 have received approved alternate schedule. 5 NJ ASK 3-8 2009 Assessment Schedule Grades 5 and 6 May 11 14, 2009 Day 1 Monday, May 11, 2009 Language Arts Literacy Day 2 Tuesday, May 12, 2009 Language Arts Literacy Day 3 Wednesday, May 13, 2009 Mathematics Day 4 Thursday, May 14, 2009 Mathematics Make-Ups May 18 21, 2009 (flexible) See DOE web site for full details: http://www.nj.gov/education/assessment/schedule.shtml Districts closed the week of April 27, 2009 have received approved alternate schedule. 6 NJ ASK 3-8 2009 Assessment Schedule Grades 7 and 8 April 28 May 1, 2009 Day 1 Tuesday April 28, 2009 Language Arts Literacy Day 2 Wednesday, April 29, 2009 Language Arts Literacy Day 3 Thursday, April 30, 2009 - Mathematics Day 4 Friday, May 1, 2009 Mathematics (Grade 7 only) Science (Grade 8 only) Make-Ups May 4 - May 8, 2009 (flexible) See DOE web site for full details:...
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