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The New Jersey Proficiency Assessment of State Standards (NJPASS) for grades 1—8 is aligned with the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards. NJPASS will help you identify students' strengths and weaknesses to target classroom instruction more effectively.

All test items were reviewed by New Jersey educators and field-tested in New Jersey schools.

Language Arts

Grades 1, 2, and 3
Students respond to a writing prompt based on a picture; listen to a passage; and answer questions about what they have heard; and read several passages and answer questions about what they have read. (Grade 1 students follow along as the teacher reads several passages. The students read one passage independently.) Students also respond to a writing prompt based on a poem.

Grades 9 and 10
Language Arts focuses on Reading and Writing skills-Reading skills are assessed in the context of text analysis and working with text using both multiple-choice and constructed response items. The reading passages are of two genres: narrative (literacy), and persuasive (informative). Writing skills are assessed through two essay writing tasks and one revision/editing exercise consisting of a text prompt.

The Language Arts NJPASS consists of a variety of assessment activities that measure skills pertaining to working with a passage and analyzing a passage.

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Reading

Working with the Passage includes comprehending the passage, such as recognizing the main idea and supporting details, getting information, paraphrasing meaning, and recognizing organization of text and purpose of reading.

Analyzing the Passage includes analyzing and evaluating the passage by using skills such as asking questions, predicting meaning, developing opinions, drawing conclusions, and interpreting conventions of print.

Listening (Grades 1, 2, and 3 only)

Working with the Passage includes applying listening skills associated with passage comprehension, such as recognizing the main idea and supporting details, getting information, paraphrasing meaning, and recognizing organization of text and purpose for reading.

Analyzing the Passage includes analyzing and evaluating the passage by using skills such as asking questions, predicting meaning, developing opinions, drawing conclusions, and interpreting conventions of print.

Writing

Students' writing at all grades is evaluated based on content, development, and language conventions.

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Mathematics

The Mathematics NJPASS consists of multiple-choice and open-ended questions that reflect real-world applications.

For Grades 1, 2, and 3
Number Sense, Operations, and Properties—Students demonstrate an understanding of number sense, operations, and properties through comparing and performing operations on numbers.

Measurement—Students demonstrate the ability to describe and compare the measurable attributes of objects using the metric and customary systems of measurement.

Spatial Sense and Geometry—Students demonstrate spatial sense and geometry by investigating symmetry, perimeter, and common properties.

Data Analysis, Probability, and Discrete Mathematics—Students demonstrate the ability to determine the probability of events and to analyze and interpret data.

Patterns and Algebra—Students demonstrate the ability to recognize and generalize a variety of patterns and relationships, including those with numbers and shapes.

For Grades 9 and 10
Mathematics focuses on four separate content clusters-Skills from each cluster are assessed through a combination of multiple-choice and constructed response items.

Correlations

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