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The Division of Assessment, Planning & Evaluation is responsible for coordinating and implementing student assessment throughout the district. 
Our goals are to:

  • Manage federal, state, and district testing initiatives
  • Provide accurate and timely information regarding testing purposes, procedures, and results (national, state, district) to relevant school and district staff
  • Assist and advise on the development and adoption  of assessments

The Division of Assessment, Planning & Evaluation supports all levels of the organization to ensure that student achievement results are used to drive instructional decisions and improve learning opportunities for all students.

The values that guide our work are:

  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Collaboration

 

 

 

pdf 2020-2021 K-12 Assessment Calendar

Pre-K - ELEMENTARY

 

 

DATES

ASSESSMENTS

GRADES

September

September 8 – October 30

First Collection Period (Gold Pre-K)

All Pre-K

September 16 – September 23

Initial Knowledge Check (Math/ELA)

1 – 8

September 29 – October 16

SGO Baseline Data (Pre-Assessment)

Pre-K – 8

November

November 13 – January 22

Second Collection Period (Gold Pre-K)

All Pre-K

TBD

Early Screening Inventory (ESI Screen)

Pre-K 3 &

Pre-K 4

December

TBD

PSAT 8/9 Digital

8

January

January 19 – January 22

Mid-Year Assessment: Mathematics and English Language Arts Comprehensive Unit Assessment

K – 8

January 25 – March 19

NAEP: Mathematics and Reading (School: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.)

4 & 8

January 29 – April 1

Third Collection Period (Gold Pre-K)

All Pre-K

February

TBD

ACCESS 2.0 for ELLs Testing Window

K – 8

March

March 8 – April 1

SGO Post Assessment

Pre-K – 8

April

TBD

Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM): ELA, Math & Science

3 – 8

TBD

NJSLA –ELA/L, MATHEMATICS

3 – 8

TBD

NJSLA-SCIENCE

5 & 8

April 16 – June 14

Fourth Collection Period (Gold Pre-K)

All Pre-K

May

May 3 – May 28

W-APT (ELL Oral Language Proficiency)

Pre-K 4

June

June 7 – June 11

Final Assessment: Mathematics and English Language Arts Comprehensive Unit Assessment

K – 8

 

Based on school closure, District assessment dates are subject to change. State and College Board Assessment dates are TBD until NJDOE and College Board release their updated schedule of assessments

 


HIGH SCHOOL

 

   

DATES

ASSESSMENTS

GRADES

Sept./Oct.

September 16 – September 23

Initial Knowledge Check (Math/ELA)

9 – 12

September 29 – October 16

SGO Baseline Data (Pre-Assessment)

9 – 12

December

TBD

PSAT 8/9 Digital

9

January

January 19 – January 22

Mid-Year Assessment: Mathematics and English Language Arts Comprehensive Unit Assessment

9 – 12

January 26

PSAT/NMSQT

11

TBD

Seal of Biliteracy

11 – 12

TBD

NAEP: Mathematics, Reading, Civics & U.S. History (Schools: TBD)

12

February

TBD

ACCESS 2.0 for ELLs Testing Window

9 – 12

March

March 8 – April 1

SGO Post Assessment

9 – 12

TBD

SAT School Day Administration

11 – 12

TBD

PSAT 10 Administration

10

April

TBD

Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM): ELA, Math & Science

11

TBD

NJSLA –ELA/L & MATHEMATICS

9-12

TBD

NJSLA-SCIENCE

11

May

May 3 – May 28

CTE End of Program Assessment

9 – 12

June

June 3 – June 4

High School Finals (Core Content Area) *

12

June 7 – June 11

High School Finals *

9 – 12

June 14 – June 15

Make-Up High School Finals *

9 – 12

 

Based on school closure, District assessment dates are subject to change.
State and College Board Assessment dates are TBD until NJDOE and College Board release their updated schedule of assessments
* Further guidance will be provided by the Director of Secondary Education.

 


 

2020-2021 Parental Notification of Standardized Assessment

pdf 2020-2021 Parental Notification of Standardized Assessment

 

Assessment

Subject/Grade Level

Administration
Date/Time

Results Available

Sample Questions

ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Assessing Comprehension and Communication in English State-to-State for English Language Learners *

English:  Listening, Reading, Speaking, & Writing

K - 12

TBD

Testing Time: See Appendix

TBD

https://wbte.drcedirect.com/WIDA/portals/wida

 

DLM
Dynamic Learning Maps *

English Language Arts & Mathematics

3 – 8 & 11

TBD

Testing Time: Based on student needs

TBD

http://www.dynamiclearningmaps.org/content/information-parents

DLM
Dynamic Learning Maps *

Science

5, 8 & 11

TBD

Testing Time: Based on student needs

TBD

http://www.dynamiclearningmaps.org/content/information-parents

NJSLA-S
New Jersey Student Learning Assessment for Science*

Science

5, 8 & 11

Computer Based: 
TBD

Paper Based: 
TBD

Testing Time: 
See Appendix

TBD

https://nj.mypearsonsupport.com/practice-tests/science/

NJSLA-E&M
New Jersey Student Learning Assessment foe English Language Arts & Mathematics*

English Language Arts/Literacy & Mathematics

3 – 10

Computer Based: 
TBD

Paper Based: 
TBD

Testing Time: 
See Appendix

TBD

English Language Arts/Literacy: https://nj.mypearsonsupport.com/practice-tests/english/

Mathematics: https://nj.mypearsonsupport.com/practice-tests/math/

NAEP
National Assessment of Educational Progress

Math and Reading 4 and 8

 

Select Schools Only

Computer Based: January 25, 2021 to March 19, 2021 Testing Time: See Appendix

TBD

https://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/experience/booklets.aspx

PSAT
Pre-Scholastic Aptitude Test

Reading & Mathematics

8 - 11

TBD

TBD

https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/practice

https://www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/sat/new-sat-tips-planning/new-sat-how-to-prep/a/full-length-psat-nmsqt

SAT

Scholastic Aptitude Test

Reading & Mathematics

12

TBD

TBD

http://www.state.nj.us/education/modelcurriculum/

http://www.paterson.k12.nj.us/11_departments/mathematics.php

http://www.paterson.k12.nj.us/11_departments/humanities.php


Appendix

 

ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 Total Testing Time (Computer-Based):

Students work at their own pace using the following guidelines:

Listening: Up to approximately 40 minutes

Reading: Up to approximately 35 minutes

Speaking: Up to approximately 30 minutes

Writing Tier A: Up to approximately 45 minutes

Writing Tier B/C: Up to approximately 60 minutes

 

NJSLA-Science Total Testing Time (Computer-Based)**:

Grade 5: 180 minutes

Grade 8: 180 minutes

Grades 11: 240 minutes

 

NJSLA-English Language Arts & Mathematics Total Testing Time (Computer-Based)**:

Mathematics:

Grades 3-8: 180 minutes

Algebra I, Geometry & Algebra II: 180 minutes

English Language Arts/Literacy:

Grade 3: 150 minutes

Grades 4-8: 180 minutes

Grades 9-10: 180 minutes

 

NAEP Total Testing Time (Computer-Based)**:

Grade 4: 180 minutes

Grade 8: 180 minutes

 

* Required by State

** Per State March 2019 updated Unit Testing Times

 

It is very important to note that all students may not be administered all assessments. If a student is permitted extra time or any other accommodations by their 504 or IEP, parent/ guardians should contact their guidance office/special services for additional details on accommodations and accessibility options. Students with severe cognitive disabilities may be assigned to take the DLM assessments as prescribed by their IEP team.

http://www.nj.gov/education/assessment/accommodations/

 

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Contact Us

Main phone number: (973) 321-0867

Mr. Luis Valentin

Acting Director of Assessment
Phone: (973)321-0373
lvalentin@paterson.k12.nj.us

Lovey Rogers

Administrative Secretary
973-321-0618
lrogers@paterson.k12.nj.us

Frank Pajuelo

Supervisor
973-321-0868
fpajuelo@paterson.k12.nj.us


Ana C. Zuñiga

Specialist of Assessment, Planning & Evaluation
Phone: (973)321-0875
azuniga@paterson.k12.nj.us

Haifa Zahroon

Supervisor Of Data Management
Phone: (973)321-0871
hzahroon@paterson.k12.nj.us

Group email address: testing2@paterson.k12.nj.us

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