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District Assessments

Letter headOctober 1, 2020


Dear Colts Neck Township School Families,

New Jersey school districts are required by statute (N.J.S.A. 18A: 7C-6.6) to notify parents or guardians by October 1 of any statewide student assessment or commercially developed standardized assessment that will be administered over the course of the school year. The attached table will provide you with all of the required information.


Information for Parents and Guardians Regarding the Assessment


Information Regarding Available Accommodations and Accessibility Features


Our District offers modifications and/or accommodations during the administration of all assessments for students that are mandated to receive such modifications and/or accommodations. Our District Assessment Calendar can be found on our  website. Also, some assessments may be conducted in person while others done remotely depending on each child’s placement and individual circumstance.


Please note that due to the global pandemic and these unprecedented times, this Assessment Calendar is subject to change and revision. As of October 1, 2020 the Department of Education has not released the spring assessment dates for the NJSLA, DLM and ACCESS for ELL’s. The calendar will be updated as the district receives more information. 


Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher or my office. 


Sincerely,


Erica Reynolds

Director of Curriculum and Instruction

reynolds@coltsneckschools.org 




Colts Neck Township Schools

2020-2021 STUDENT ASSESSMENT SCHEDULE


Assessment Name & Subject Area 

Grade Levels Tested

Administration Date(s) 

(Subject To Change)

Duration &

Testing Mode


(Subject To Change & Varies By Grade)

Requirement Source

Results Available 

New Jersey Student Learning Assessment (NJSLA) English Language Arts Literacy & Math

Grades

3-8

Dates are to be determined and will be released by the NJDOE.

Varies by Grade & Content


Computer-Based 

State/Federal

Summer 2021

NJSLA Science

Grades

5 & 8

Dates are to be determined and will be released by the NJDOE.

Four 45-minute Units (3 Hours)


Computer-Based 

State/Federal

Summer 2021

Dynamic

Learning Maps (DLM) - ELA, Math & Science 

Grades 3-8 (Based On IEP)

Dates are to be determined and will be released by the NJDOE.

Varies by Grade & Content


Computer-Based

State/Federal

Fall 2021

Access for ELLs 2.0

ELLs Grades K-8

Dates are to be determined and will be released by the NJDOE.

Varied - No Time Limit


Computer-Based 

State/Federal

June 2021

NWEA MAP

(ELA and Math)

Grades 1-8

Grades 2-8

Week of October 19


Grades TBD

Winter: TBD

Spring: TBD

Varies by Grade & Content


Computer-Based 

District

Three times a year -

Upon completion of make-up testing

DIBELS 8th Edition

(Foundational Skills)

Grades K-3

Grade K:  

Winter: TBD

Spring: TBD


Grades 1-3

Week of September 14

Week of September 21

Winter: TBD

Spring: TBD

2-6 Minutes Per Student Depending on the Grade Level and Time of Year 

District

Available as Requested

Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessments (Literacy)

Grades K-5

Grades K-5  

Week of October 5

Winter: TBD

Spring: TBD

15-20 Minutes

Individual - 

Paper-Based

District

Available as Requested

Sages

(Logic and Reasoning)

Grade 2

Grade 5

Grade 2:

March , 2021

Grade 5:

March,  2021

60 Minutes

Computer-Based

District

Available as Requested