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The New Jersey Department of Education recently announced in an advisory highlighting when local educational agencies can expect to receive individual student reports for the Spring 2023 New Jersey Student Learning Assessments.

The NJDOE also thanked LEAs for making the administration of the spring 2023 NJSLA a success, noting that one of the primary purposes of the statewide assessment program is to identify areas of curricular strength along with opportunities for improvement in each of the tested content areas.

LEAs are encouraged to review results in conjunction with locally administered assessments to determine the optimum mechanism to support learning and mastery of New Jersey’s Student Learning Standards.

LEA Receipt of Individual Student Reports

The chart below details when LEAs can expect to receive individual student reports, as well as the 30-day deadline date to distribute ISRs to parents/guardians, and the 60-day deadline date to report assessment results to local boards of education. All assessment results will be sent directly to LEA central offices.

Assessment programISRs received by the LEA no later than30 days after receipt of reports to mail to parents60 days after receipt of results to report to the local board of education
 

NJSLA

 

Sept. 12, 2023

 

Oct. 12, 2023

 

Nov. 13, 2023

Individual student reports will be sent to both the sending and receiving LEAs for students who receive their instruction at a school other than their accountable school. Once LEAs receive their ISRs, the accountable LEA must mail a copy home to the parents/guardians within 30 days (see the table above). The NJDOE encourages LEAs to share the ISRs with students’ families as soon as practicable to facilitate the timely distribution of student results. To support these communication efforts, sample parent cover letters are linked in the full advisory.

LEAs are reminded that as per N.J.A.C. 6A:8-4.3(b), chief school administrators shall provide educators, parents and students with the results of annual assessments as required under N.J.A.C. 6A:8-4.2(a), within 30 days of receipt of information from the department. Also, as per N.J.A.C. 6A:8-4.3(a), chief school administrators shall report final results of annual assessments to district boards of education and members of the public at a public meeting within 60 days of receipt of information from the department.

District and State Reporting

Summative and summary files were made available electronically to assigned school and LEA staff on Aug. 9 and Aug. 16, 2023, respectively. The NJDOE strongly encourages school and district leaders to review, analyze and discuss all assessment results with staff as soon as possible.

Assessment Results Summary Reports

The NJDOE is providing LEAs with an additional report named the Assessment Results Summary Report. This report is designed to provide organizational level summary data by grade, demographic, student, or report dynamically within PearsonAccess. This operational report will be made available no later than Sept. 15, 2023, and the Assessment Results Summary Reports User Guide can be accessed at New Jersey Assessments Resource Center under > Educator Resources > Educator Reporting Resources > Report Guides.

Reporting Requirement

LEAs must report statewide assessment results to local school boards within 60 days of receipt. The report must include aggregated and disaggregated subgroup data, comparative analyses and appropriate intervention strategies. The number of students for reporting is a minimum of 10 as per suppression rules applied to student data to protect student confidentiality.

The full advisory from the NJDOE contains additional information, including LEA communication resources, details on an online portal with video score reports and information on the Digital Item Library and the New Meridian Item Library.

For any questions regarding the release of spring 2023 statewide assessment results, please contact the Office of Assessments at 609-376-3960 or via email.