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Frequently Asked Questions

The district has made a commitment to prepare students for future careers and higher education, which has helped students become familiar with reading text and solving problems on computers.

Because the assessments are online, students will use a set of basic computer skills, including keyboarding, drag and drop, and highlighting. These are skills that students are familiar with from technology and media instruction. 

View sample assessments:

Practice Tests


Additional Science Practice Tests

The NJSLA-ELA, Math, & Science assessments are aligned to the New Jersey Student Learning Standards for English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics, & Science. 

Students in the classes of 2023, 2024, and 2025 will take the New Jersey Graduation Proficiency Assessment (NJGPA) in grade 11. The assessment will be aligned to New Jersey Student Learning Standards (NJSLS) for grade 10 ELA and NJSLS for Algebra I and Geometry.

The assessment format will be familiar to students and educators, as it will be delivered on the same platform students use for the current New Jersey Student Learning Assessments (NJSLA).

NJGPA ELA and Mathematics Resources: Practice Tests 

This page provides clarifications and updates regarding the graduation assessment requirements for the Classes of 2023-2025.   

Parents will receive an Individual Student Report (ISR) for each content area in which their child is tested during the Fall 2022 Start Strong Assessment. 

An ISR provides parents with:

  • A sense of their child's understanding in the tested content areas;
  • A description of the major concepts that were tested; and
  • A starting point for discussions with their child and teacher(s).

There will also be a parent portal with online access to how their child performed on the Start Strong assessments.