Margate City School District Assessment Information

    2022-2023 School Year

    State Assessment Information

    • New Jersey Student Learning Assessment 
      • The Federal government requires testing data for accountability purposes under the Every Student Succeeds Act.  
      • NJSLA (formerly PARCC) Math and ELA Testing for grades 3-8 will be administered in the Spring 2022(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.

    Note: Due to the COVID-19 global health crisis, all New Jersey schools were issued a waiver for the Spring 2020 and 2021 test administrations cancelling all tests.  Therefore, in grades 2-8, the district will continue to use 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

    • New Jersey Start Strong Assessment -Fall 2021  and Fall 2022 Administration
      • On April 6, 2021, the United States Department of Education (USED), recognizing that “we are in the midst of a pandemic that requires real flexibility,” informed the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) that the administration of Start Strong assessments in fall 2021 will satisfy the federal statewide assessment requirement to administer general assessments in English language arts (ELA), mathematics, and science for the 2020-2021 school year. This flexibility shall apply only to the 2020-2021 school year, and the Start Strong assessments in fall 2021 will be used in lieu of the New Jersey Student Learning Assessments (NJSLA) that were scheduled to be administered in spring 2021.

        Click here for a Start Strong Overview for Parents 

    • Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) 
      • Alternate assessment for students with the most significant intellectual disabilities in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science 
      • DLM Accessibility Manual 2020-2021

    District Level 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
      • Part of the screening procedures for the identification of gifted children.