New Science Assessments coming for NJ studentsTop of Page

The New Jersey Department of Education has announced that it plans to implement new standardized science assessments to better align with the Next Generation Science Standards (known in NJ as NJSLS - Science). The assessments will be comprehensive (all areas of science) and will be administered in 5th grade, 8th grade and 11th grade. The assessments administered last spring (2018) were field tests; therefore no results were reported back to students/families, schools or districts.
 
An announcement from NJDOE about the test components for Spring 2019.
 
Here are the old sample tests to practice for the Spring 2019 assessments, new sample tests will be released in February 2019.
 
 
 

K-12 Science Curriculum ShiftsTop of Page

Click on a link to find the communication about shifts in the classroom based on grade band, our curricula is  aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards and have been updated for the 2018-2019 school year.
 

Learn More About the Next Generation Science Standards Top of Page

The Next Generation Science Standards are the basis for the New Jersey Student Learning Standards - Science and represent an exciting shift in science education. Check out the links below for more information.
 
(includes links to both English & Spanish versions of parent guides)
 

Have Fun Exploring Science & Engineering With Your Children!Top of Page

Here are some links with ideas for how you can engage in science explorations at home with your children:
 
 
Links to Engineering Design problems & projects: