ABOUT START STRONG

The Start Strong Assessment was required by the State of New Jersey in fulfillment of their annual testing requirement since the New Jersey Student Learning Assessment (NJSLA) was waived for Spring of 2021. The purpose of this assessment was to produce information to be used as a standards-based complement to the resources used by educators in their classrooms to evaluate the needs of students. The test was administered to the following groups:

  • English-Language Arts: Grades 4-10

  • Mathematics: Grades 4-8

  • Science: Grades 6, 8, & 12

  • Algebra 1, Geometry, & Algebra 2 Students

Students were assigned the amount of predicted support needed in the specific subject area, which included: strong support needed, some support needed, and less support needed. For more information click on the side links.