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About the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

What is the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)?

State Testing Information for New Jersey

Portions of the following material were taken from the New Jersey Department of Education website. Please see our links and source sections at the bottom of the page for more details and references.

General Description of the Tests

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK)

  • Grades: 3 - 8
  • Subjects: Language Arts Literacy (including Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening, and Viewing), Mathematics, Science, Visual and Performing Arts, Social Studies, Health and Physical Education, World Languages
  • Designed to give the school information about how well your children are achieving in the areas required by New Jersey’s Core Curriculum Content Standards


Grade Eight Proficiency Assessment (GEPA)

  • Grade: 8
  • Subjects: Language Arts Literacy, Mathematics, Science
  • Designed to indicate the progress students are making in mastering the knowledge and skills specified in the Core Curriculum Content Standards


Alternate Proficiency Assessment (APA)

  • Grades: 3-8, 11, high school
  • Subjects: Language Arts Literacy, Mathematics, Science
  • A portfolio assessment designed to measure progress toward achieving New Jersey’s state educational standards for those students with severe disabilities who are unable to participate in the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJASK) or the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA)
  • Students in high school will be assessed in science in the year they receive instruction in the biology standards.


National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)

  • Grades: 4, 8, 12
  • Subjects: Reading, Mathematics, Science, Writing, History, Geography, and other elementary and secondary school subjects
  • The only nationally representative and continuing assessment of what American students know and can do in various academic subjects



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