In the spring of 2017, students in grades 3-11 will be administered the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) in both English language arts (ELA) and mathematics. This computerized series of assessments will be in lieu of the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJASK) for ELA and mathematics for grades 3-8 students and the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) for grade 11 students.
With respect to science, students in grades 4 and 8 will still be administered the NJASK for science, and high school students who are enrolled in biology will still be administered the New Jersey Biology Competency Test. Both of these science assessments will be paper based, not computerized like the PARCC.
The calendar for the administration of these assessments as well as high school Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams can be accessed from each of the region's district (Monmouth Beach, Oceanport, Shore Regional, and West Long Branch) websites. This calendar adheres to the testing window options provided by the New Jersey Department of Education and reflects one window or administration for the spring of 2017 rather than two windows as was the case in the spring of 2015.