Start Strong Assessments

  • Hackensack Public Schools will be participating in the Start Strong Assessment in grades 4-12 for English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science. The Start Strong Assessments are mandated by the New Jersey Department of Education and must be administered in the fall of 2021.  They are intentionally brief, and can be given in a single class period (45-60 minutes).  The procedures are similar to traditional state assessments, with some exceptions.  They are aligned to a small set of standards from the year before to help teachers understand the level of support students need at the beginning of the year.  The assessment is provided online, and will give immediate results to educators.  Parents will receive an Individual Student Report (ISR) for each content in which their child is tested. This will provide parents with a sense of their child’s understanding in the tested content areas, a description of the major concepts that were tested, and a starting point for discussions with their child and teacher(s). The schedule is below:

     

    Elementary Schedule

    Date

    Content Area

    Approximate Time

    Grade Level

    September 23

    ELA and Math

    2 hours (one hour for ELA and one hour for Math)

    4 only

     

    Middle School Schedule

    Date

    Content Area

    Approximate Time

    Grade Level

    September 28

    ELA

    1 hour

    5-8

    September 29

    Math

    1 hour

    5-8

    September 30

    Science

    1 hour

    6 only

     

    High School Schedule

    Date

    Content Area

    Approximate Time

    Grade Level

    September 28

    ELA and Math

    2 hours (one hour for ELA and one hour for Math)

    9-10 (ELA)

    Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry

    September 29

    Science

    1 hour

    9 and 12 only

NJGPA State Testing Window

  • Students in the classes of 2023, 2024, and 2025 will take the New Jersey Graduation Proficiency Assessment (NJGPA) in grade 11. The assessment will be aligned to New Jersey Student Learning Standards (NJSLS) for grade 10 ELA and NJSLS for Algebra I and Geometry. The assessment format will be familiar to students and educators, as it will be delivered on the same platform students use for the current New Jersey Student Learning Assessments (NJSLA). 

    NJGPA Schedule

    March 14, 2022

    Monday

    Grade 11

    ELA: Unit 1 - 90 minutes

    March 15, 2022

    Tuesday

    Grade 11

    ELA: Unit 2 - 90 minutes

    March  16, 2022

    Wednesday

    Grade 11

    ELA: Unit 3 - 90 minutes

    March 17, 2022

    Thursday

    Grade 11

    Math: Unit 1 - 90 minutes

    March 18, 2022

    Friday

    Grade 11

    Math: Unit 2 - 90 minutes

     

    March 21, 2022

    Monday

    Grade 11

    NJPGA Makeup

    March 22, 2022

    Tuesday

    Grade 11

    NJGPA Makeup

    March  23, 2022

    Wednesday

    Grade 11

    NJGPA Makeup

    March 24, 2022

    Thursday

    Grade 11

    NJGPA Makeup

    March 25, 2022

    Friday

    Grade 11

    NJGPA Makeup

NJSLA State Testing Window

  • 2021-2022 NJSLA

     

     NJSLA Elementary Schedule

    Apr 26, 2022

    Tuesday

    Grade 3

    ELA: Unit 1 - 75 minutes

    April 27, 2022

    Wednesday

    Grade 3

    ELA: Unit 2 - 75 minutes

    April 28, 2022

    Thursday

    Grade 3

    ELA: Unit 3 - 75 minutes

    April 29, 2022

    Friday

    Grade 3

    ELA: Makeup

     

    May 3, 2022

    Tuesday

    Grade 3

    Math: Unit 1 - 60 minutes

    May 4, 2022

    Wednesday

    Grade 3

    Math: Unit 2 - 60 minutes

    May 5, 2022

    Thursday

    Grade 3

    Math: Unit 3 - 60 minutes

    May 6, 2022

    Friday

    Grade 3

    Math:  Makeup

     

    May 11, 2022

    Wednesday

    Grade 4

    ELA: Unit 1 - 90 minutes

    May 12, 2022

    Thursday

    Grade 4 

    ELA: Unit 2- 90 minutes

    May 13, 2022

    Friday

    Grade 4

    ELA: Unit 3 - 90 minutes

    May 16, 2022

    Monday

    Grade 4

    ELA: Makeup

     

    May 17, 2022

    Tuesday

    Grade 4

    MATH: Unit 1 - 60 minutes

    May 18, 2022

    Wednesday

    Grade 4

    MATH: Unit 2- 60 minutes

    May 19, 2022

    Thursday

    Grade 4

    MATH: Unit 3- 60 minutes

    May 20, 2022

    Friday

    Grade 4

    MATH: Makeup

    * Makeup Testing can continue until June 3, 2022



    Middle School Schedule 

    Apr 25, 2022

    Monday

    Grade 5-8

    ELA: Unit 1 - 90 minutes

    April 26, 2022

    Tuesday

    Grade 5-8

    ELA: Unit 2 - 90 minutes

    April 27, 2022

    Wednesday

    Grade 5-8

    ELA: Unit 3 - 90 minutes

    April 28, 2022

    Thursday

    Grade 5-8

    Algebra 1: Unit 1 - 

    90 minutes

    Geometry: Unit 1 - 

    90 minutes

    Grade Level Math: Unit 1 - 60 minutes 

    April 29, 2022

    Friday

    Grades 5-8

    Algebra 1: Unit 2 -

     90 minutes

    Geometry: Unit 2 - 

    90 minutes

    Grade Level Math: Unit 2 60 minutes 

     

    May 2, 2022

    Monday

    Grades 5-8

    Grade Level Math Only : 

    Unit 3 - 60 minutes

    May 3, 2022

    Tuesday

    Grades 5 and 8 only

    Science: Unit 1 - 

    45 minutes

    May 4, 2022

    Wednesday

    Grades 5 and 8 only

    Science: Unit 2 - 

    45 minutes

    May 5, 2022

    Thursday

    Grades 5 and 8 only

    Science: Unit 3 -

    45 minutes

    May 6, 2022

    Friday

    Grades 5 and 8 only

    Science: Unit 4 -

    45 minutes

     

    May 9, 2022

    Monday

    Grades 5-8

    ELA, Math, Algebra I, Geometry, Science Makeups

    May 11, 2022

    Wednesday

    Grades 5-8

    ELA, Math, Algebra I, Geometry, Science Makeups

    May 12, 2022

    Thursday

    Grades 5-8

    ELA, Math, Algebra I, Geometry, Science Makeups

    May 13, 2022

    Friday

    Grades 5-8

    ELA, Math, Algebra I, Geometry, Science Makeups

    *Makeups can continue until June 3, 2022

     

    High School Schedule 

    Apr 25, 2022

    Monday

    Grade 9

    ELA: Unit 1 - 90 minutes

    April 26, 2022

    Tuesday

    Grade 9

    ELA: Unit 2- 90 minutes

    April 27, 2022

    Wednesday

    Grade 9

    ELA: Unit 3- 90 minutes

    April 28, 2022

    Thursday

    Grades 9-12

    Algebra 1/Geometry/Algebra II: Unit 1 - 90 minutes

    April 29, 2022

    Friday

    Grades 9-12

    Algebra 1/Geometry/Algebra II: Unit 2 - 90 minutes

     

    May 2, 2022

    Monday

    Grades 9-12

    ELA, Algebra 1/Geometry/Algebra II Makeups

    May 3, 2022

    Tuesday

    Grades 9-12

    ELA, Algebra 1/Geometry/Algebra II Makeups

    May 4, 2022

    Wednesday

    Grades 9-12

    ELA, Algebra 1/Geometry/Algebra II Makeups

    May 5, 2022

    Thursday

    Grades 9-12

    ELA, Algebra 1/Geometry/Algebra II Makeups

    May 6, 2022

    Friday

    Grades 9-11

    ELA, Algebra 1/Geometry/Algebra II Makeups

     

    May 9, 2022

    Monday

    Grades 9-12

    ELA, Algebra 1/Geometry/Algebra II Makeups

    May 16, 2022

    Monday

    Grade 11

    Science: Unit 1 and Unit 2 - 60 minutes per unit

    May 17, 2022

    Tuesday

    Grade 11

    Science: Unit 3 and Unit 4 - 60 minutes per unit

    May 18, 2022

    Wednesday

    Grade 11

    Science Makeups

    May 19, 2022

    Thursday

    Grade 11

    Science Makeups

    May 20, 2022

    Friday

    Grade 11

    Science Makeups

    *Makeups can continue until June 3, 2022

     

NJ State Testing Window: ACCESS for ELLs

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    2021-2022 ACCESS for ELL's Window

    Date                               School

    March 1st - 31st:            Hackensack High School 

                                           Hackensack Middle School

     

    March 7th - 31st:            Fanny M. Hillers School

                                           Fairmount School

                                           Jackson Avenue School

                                           Nellie K. Parker School

     

     

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