• In the spring of 2020, students in grades 3-10 will be administered the New Jersey Student Learning Assessment (NJSLA - formerly PARCC) for both English language arts (ELA) and mathematics. At the high school level, students enrolled in ELA I and II and Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry will be administered the NJSLA. This computerized series of assessments will be in lieu of the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJASK) for ELA and mathematics for grades 3-8 students and the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) for grade 11 students.
    The calendar for the administration of these assessments, the grades 5, 8, and 11 NJSLA for Science, and the high school Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) exams can be accessed from each of the region's district (Monmouth Beach, Oceanport, Shore Regional, and West Long Branch) websites, as applicable. The NJSLA calendar adheres to the testing window options provided by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) and reflects one window or administration for the spring of 2020 NJSLA for ELA and mathematics rather than two windows as was the case for the first administration in the spring of 2015 for PARCC. 
    Pertaining to content, the NJSLA is designed to measure the extent to which students have mastered the New Jersey Student Learning Standards for ELA and mathematics.