ELIZABETH, NJ - Elizabeth Public School students will be required to complete certain federal, state and locally mandated standardized tests in the 2020-2021 school year.

Amy Gil, Director of Research, Evaluation and Assessment for the Elizabeth Public Schools, informed families of the seven different assessments students will be given this year. Not every test is required for each grade level. The different assessments will test skills in English Language Arts, Math, Science, Geography, Civics and U.S. History. K-12 students who are English Language Learners will also have to take an English language proficiency assessment.

The majority of the tests will be given using a computer while a few will be provided on paper for ELL or students with IEPs.

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“In light of the current national situation, The New Jersey Department of Education has not yet released the dates for these assessments,” wrote Gil.

The Successmaker and Measure of Academic Progress assessments are given in fall and spring.

Between January and March 2021, the state and federal governments will be selecting schools at random to take the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).