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    Margate City School District Assessment Information

    2020-2021 School Year


    State Assessment Information

    • The Federal government requires testing data for accountability purposes under the Every Student Succeeds Act.  The Federal government issued a waiver for the Spring 2020 testing which allowed the State to cancel all tests.  Therefore,
      • In grades 2-8, the district will be using LinkIt assessments and teacher prepared grade-level tests for benchmarking purposes to
        • determine gaps in student readiness for next level material 
        • track student growth towards mastery of grade-level standards   
      • For QSAC accountability, ELA/Math scores from 2018-2019, and Science 2016-2017 will be used. 
    • NJSLA (formerly PARCC) Math and ELA Testing for grades 3-8 will be administered in the Spring (testing window TBD). Specific testing dates within that window will be determined in the winter. Information will be regularly updated on this webpage and in your principal newsletters.
    • NJSLA-Science for grades 5 and 8- date will be administered on two dates within that same window (TBD).
    • State mandated assessments are administered in accordance with state guidelines providing for all student needs as indicated in an individual’s IEP or 504 plan. Click here for more information regarding accessibility options for the NJSLA.
    • For more information regarding the NJSLA assessment, including sample questions and a guide to reading score reports, please see Parent Resources for NJSLA.


    Standardized Assessments

    • LinkIt benchmarking Assessments 
      • Administered to students in grades 2 through 8 in the Fall, Winter, and Spring
      • LinkIt is an online assessment tool for ELA and Math used as to monitor student progress towards mastery of the grade level NJSLS for Mathematics. 
    • InView Cognitive Assessment 
      • Administered to students in grades 2 and 5 early March
      • Group based academic ability profile 
    • Iowa Algebra Aptitude Test (IAAT)
      • Administered in grades 5-6 early June
      • Results used to determine student readiness for the rigors of the Advanced Math course pathway to Algebra
    • SAGES II
      • Part of the screening procedures for the identification of gifted children.