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NJDOE, CRHS ensure opportunities to meet graduation requirements

Given the continued threat of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) to our school communities and the resulting school closures, Governor Phil Murphy has announced that the State of New Jersey is cancelling all statewide student assessments for the spring 2020 testing window. This includes the springtime administration of the New Jersey Student Learning Assessments (NJSLA), ACCESS for ELLs, and the Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) assessment.

Cancellation of statewide assessments will not prevent students from meeting their graduation assessment requirements. The NJDOE continues to process portfolio appeals for the small percentage of current seniors who have not yet met their graduation assessment requirement.

The NJDOE will make the NJSLA available in the summer or fall for current high school freshman, sophomores, and juniors (and middle school students taking high-school level courses) who may want to use the NJSLA high school assessments to meet their graduation assessment requirements.

For the possible summer and fall administration windows, CRHS is working on creating a plan to offer academic refreshers and administer the NJSLA for students taking Algebra 1, Geometry, ELA 9 and ELA 10 when social distancing regulations are lifted.

Current juniors and sophomores also have access to the menu of alternate assessments (the SAT, etc.) and the portfolio appeal process as pathways to complete their graduation assessment requirement. https://www.state.nj.us/education/assessment/parents/GradReq.pdf These students are not required to take the NJSLA to access the menu of alternate assessments or the portfolio appeal process.

Please refer to the NJDOE’s COVID-19 webpage for more information on these and other issues as it becomes available. https://www.state.nj.us/education/topics/index.shtml