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Milltown Testing Calendar
Joyce Kilmer & Parkview School
*Dates are subject to change
FALL MAP Week of September 27 Grades 1-5
  Week of October 4 Grades 6-8
WINTER MAP Week of January 18 Grades K-5
  Week of January 25 Grades 6-8
SPRING MAP Week of April 4 Grades K-5
  Week of April 11 Grades 6-8
April 23- June 3
Grades 3-8
TBA Select Students
Start Strong Assesment
Fall 2021
September 13, 2021 - October 22, 2021
ELA - Grades 4,5,6,7,8
Math - Grades 4,5,6,7,8
Science - Grade 6 Only

Resources for Parents



Program Information



New Jersey Student Learning Assessment


The New Jersey Student Learning Assessments for English Language Arts/Literacy (NJSLA-ELA) and for Mathematics (NJSLA-M) measures the extent to which students are, or on track to being college or career ready in each of the two respective areas. The test in English Language Arts/Literacy assesses student proficiency in reading and comprehending a range of grade appropriate material independently. It also provides a measure of how effectively a student writes when using and/or analyzing sources. The test in Mathematics measures student competencies in the major and additional/supporting content in mathematics for grade or course, as well as student grade-appropriate mathematical reasoning and modeling skills. Additional information for the assessments in the above areas can be found on the Office of Assessment. 


All students currently enrolled in tested grades/course in the state’s public school system are expected to participate in statewide assessment [N.J.A.C. 6A-8-4.1(d)]. This includes the following students:


  • Students in general education
  • Students who are newly arrived English Learners (ELs) must take the Math and Science assessment. ELs in grades 3-8 are exempt from the ELA state assessment.
  • Students with disabilities except those with the most significant cognitive disabilities, who qualify for the DLM. These students must take the alternate assessment (i.e., DLM) as specified in their IEP.



New Jersey Student Learning Assessment-Science (NJSLA-S) Program


The New Jersey Student Learning Assessment for Science (NJSLA-S) replaces the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) for Science and the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT). This new assessment measures student proficiency in science according to the New Jersey Student Learning Standards. These standards require schools to teach students to use science and engineering practices, to make sense of phenomena, and to design solutions to problems. The NJSLA-S uses the same familiar testing platform that NJSLA-ELA and NJSLA-M uses.     


  • All students enrolled in grades 5 & 8 must take a state science assessment.
Test Data Analysis 
The most recent test data analysis based on the NJ State assessment is linked below. Our overall success on this rigorous online test is a reflection of the investment that our staff, students and parents have in high academic achievement. The strong relationship between home and school that we enjoy in Milltown continues to be an essential part of supporting our students to reach their greatest potential. On behalf of the Board of Education and Administration, we would like to thank you for partnering with us to support a shared vision of excellence for Milltown Public Schools.


Start Strong Fall 2021 is intended to…

  • Produce information that should be used as a standards-based complement to the resources used by educators in their classrooms to evaluate the needs of students.
  • Be administered quickly and provide immediate results. 
  • Meet federal flexibility for the 2020-2021 school year associated with the administration of general English language arts (ELA)/mathematics/science assessment.

Start Strong Fall 2021 is not intended to…

  • Replace local standards-based benchmark assessments districts may already have in place.
  • Replace the spring 2022 New Jersey Student Learning Assessments (NJSLA) statewide summative assessments.
    • This is a one-time flexibility granted by the United States Department of Education.
    • It is expected that all eligible students will participate in the spring 2022 NJSLA statewide assessments.


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