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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 2019-2020 K-12 Assessment Calendar (Downloadable Version)


Pre-K - ELEMENTARY

Paterson Public Schools
2019 – 2020 District and State Assessment Calendar

 

DATES

ASSESSMENTS

GRADES

September

September 5 – October 4

SGO Baseline Data (Pre-Assessment)

Pre-K – 8

September 5 – October 28

First Collection Period

All Pre-K

October

October 1 – October 31

Early Screening Inventory (ESI Screen)

Pre-K 3 &
NEW Pre-K 4

October 16

PSAT

8

October 28 – November 1

Unit I:  Mathematics and English Language Arts Test

K – 8

October 29 – January 28

Second Collection Period

All Pre-K

January

January 21 – January 24

Unit II:  Mathematics and English Language Arts Test

K – 8

January 29 – April 21

Third Collection Period

All Pre-K

February

February 19 – April 9

ACCESS 2.0 for ELLs Testing Window

K – 8

March

March 9 – April 3

SGO Post Assessment

Pre-K – 8

March 23 – March 27

Unit III:  Mathematics and English Language Arts Test

K – 8

April

April 1 –May 29

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

3 – 8

April 20 – May 29

NJSLA –ELA & MATHEMATICS

3 – 8

April 22 – June 18

Fourth Collection Period

All Pre-K

May

May 1 – May 31

W-APT (ELL Oral Language Proficiency)

Pre-K 4

May 4 – June 5

NJSLA-SCIENCE

5 & 8

June

June 8 – June 12

Unit IV:  Mathematics and English Language Arts Test

K – 8

Based on school closure, District assessment dates are subject to change.

 


HIGH SCHOOL

Paterson Public Schools
2019 – 2020 District and State Assessment Calendar

   

DATES

ASSESSMENTS

GRADES

September

September 5 – October 4

SGO Baseline Data (Pre-Assessment)

9 – 12

October

October 16

PSAT

9 – 11

October 28 – November 1

Unit I:  Mathematics and English Language Arts Test

9 – 12

November

January

January 21 – January 24

Unit II:  Mathematics and English Language Arts Test

9 – 12

January 27 – January 31

Seal of Biliteracy

11 – 12

February

February 19 – April 9

ACCESS 2.0 for ELLs Testing Window

9 – 12

March

March 9 – April 3

SGO Post Assessment

9 – 12

March 23 – March 27

Unit III:  Mathematics and English Language Arts Test

9 – 12

April

April 1 –May 29

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

11

April 20 – May 29

NJSLA –ELA & MATHEMATICS

9 - 10

May

May 1 – May 29

CTE End of Program Assessment

9 – 12

May 4 – June 5

NJSLA-SCIENCE

11

June

June 4 – June 5

High School Finals (Core Content Area) *

12

June 8 – June 12

High School Finals *

9 – 12

June 15 – June 16

Make-Up High School Finals *

9 – 12

Based on school closure, District assessment dates are subject to change.
* Further guidance will be provided by the Director of High Schools.

 

2019-2020 Parental Notification of Standardized Assessment

pdf 2019-2020 Parental Notification of Standardized Assessment (Downloadable Version)

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

February 19, 2020 –
April 9, 2020

Testing Time:  See below

July 2020

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

 

DLM
Dynamic Learning Maps *

English Language Arts & Mathematics

3 – 8 & 11

April 1, 2020 –
May 29, 2020

Testing Time: 
Based on student needs

September 2020

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

DLM
Dynamic Learning Maps *

Science

5, 8 & 11

April 1, 2020 –
May 29, 2020

Testing Time: 
Based on student needs

September 2020

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

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

English Language Arts/Literacy & Mathematics

3 – 10

Computer Based: 
April 20, 2020 –
May 29, 2020

Paper Based: 
April 20, 2020 –
May 1, 2020

Testing Time: 
See below

August/September 2020

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

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

 

Assessment

Subject/Grade Level

Administration
Date/Time

Results Available

Sample Questions

NJSLA-S
New Jersey Student Learning Assessment for Science*

Science

5, 8 & 11

Computer Based: 
May 4, 2020 – June 5, 2020

Paper Based: 
May 4, 2020 –
May 15, 2020

Testing Time: 
See below

August/September 2020

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

PSAT
Pre-Scholastic Aptitude Test

Reading & Mathematics

8 - 11

October 16, 2019

Mid-December 2019

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

UNIT Testing
(Model Curriculum)

English Language Arts & Mathematics

K - 12

UNIT I:  
October 28 – November 1

UNIT II: 
January 21 – January 24

UNIT III:  
March 23 – March 27

UNIT IV: 
June 8 – June 12

Instantly

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


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-E & M 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

NJSLA-S Total Testing Time (Computer-Based)***:
Grade 5:  180 minutes         
Grade 8:  180 minutes
Grades 11:  240 minutes

* Required by State
** Required by Federal Government
*** 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

Jazmin Rotger de Parra

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

Lovey Rogers

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

Luis Valentin

Supervisor of Assessment
973-321-0868
lvalentin@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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