NJ State Assessments

Statewide Assessment Information

Click HERE for New Jersey Student Learning Assessments (NJSLA) dates/times for Spring 2023

Wolf Hill School

  • Grades 3-4 ELA: May 17-19

  • Grades 3-4 Math: May 22-24

Maple Place Middle School

  • Grades 5-8 ELA: May 1-3

  • Grades 5-8 Math: May 8-10

  • Grades 5 and 8 Science: May 15-18


  • February 7-March 3

Oceanport School District's State Assessment Results

Information about State-mandated Assessments

Start Strong

The purpose of the Start Strong assessments is to provide schools and districts with the opportunity to assess students' unique needs at the beginning of the school year. The tests will be given to students in Grades 4-8 in the content areas of English Language Arts and Mathematics, and Science for Grade 6. The assessments are computer-based, and provide an early indication of the level of support students may need based upon the prior year's standards. These will not replace the spring 2023 New Jersey Student Learning Assessments (NJSLA) statewide summative assessments.

Parent Information:


The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) requires that ALL Grade 3-8 students in the State’s public school system participate in state-mandated assessments. The New Jersey Student Learning Assessment (NJSLA) is used to assess students in the content areas of English Language Arts and Mathematics for Grades 3-8, and Science for Grades 5 and 8. These state assessments are computer-based, and are aligned with the standards for student learning in New Jersey, known as the New Jersey Student Learning Standards. 

Parent Information

Resources for Parents and Students



The ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 is used to monitor the progress of English as a Second Language students in their acquisition of the English Language.  This assessment is comprised of four units, each assessing one of the four language domains of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.  The assessment integrates the content areas of English Language Arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.


Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM)

The DLM is an alternate assessment, designed for students with the most significant disabilities.  This computer-based assessment is available in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science.  The Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) are the result of collaboration between the University of Kansas, New Jersey, and other states. Parents of students participating in the DLM can obtain additional information through their child’s Case Manager, teacher, or the links below.