Letter Announcing 2021-22 Assessments


NJSLA Testing will begin on April 25, 2022 and will end on June 3, 2022. This is the window of the assessment. Elementary Schools, Macopin Middle School, and WMHS will utilize dates within this window: 

Elementary Schools: April 25 - 29 [ELA]; May 9 - 13 [Math]; May 23 - 27 [Science]  this includes make-up dates

Macopin: May 9 -10, [ELA]; Grades 6-8 
                    May 16-17 [Math]; Grades 6-8 
                    May 23 [Science] Grade 8 ONLY 


May 12 - 13 

Gr. 9 ELA

May 16 - 17 

Gr. 9 Math

May 16 - 17 

Gr. 11 Science


Old news: 
THE 2021-22 START STRONG ASSESSMENT IS SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 13 - OCTOBER 22, 2021. Unlike last school year, these assessments will be mandated by the State of NJ. The assessments will be for grades 4 - 10 which include Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, and Grade 12 Science. 

The PSATs will take place on October 26, 2021. The College Board has included grade 10 students with the opportunit\y to take the NMSQT along with grade 11 students. WMHS will partipate with both grade 10 and 11 students for the NMSQT (National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test). 

NJDOE's Parent Portal for NJSLA results: PLEASE SIGN UP:  https://nj-results.pearsonaccessnext.com/login
(Click on "Sign up" under "Don't have account") 
Please feel free to review the letter that was sent out in December 2019: 

District Testing Team 

District Testing Coordinator: Dr. Gregory Matlosz [email protected]

Secretary for Academics and Assessment: Jennifer Fulton [email protected]

Individual School Building Assessment Coordinators

Apshawa - Mrs. Amy Mett [email protected] 
Maple Road - Mrs. Jaime Kettner [email protected]
Marshall Hill - Mrs. Maureen Mulligan [email protected]
Highlander Academy - Mrs. Nina Pearsall  [email protected]
Paradise Knoll - Mrs. Susan Bickford [email protected]
Upper Greenwood Lake - Mrs. Kimberly Walker [email protected] 
Westbrook - Ms. Meghan Donegan [email protected] 
Macopin - Oliver Pruksarnukul, [email protected]
WMHS - Karen Johnson, [email protected] 

District Wide Testing

Additional Testing Information

ASVAB - (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) 

Administered by the Armed Services to Juniors & Seniors who chose to take the test and want to explore careers. There is no obligation to join any of the services.

Additional Information (including registration procedures) can be found under our Guidance tab.
Standardized Tests For College Admission: SAT, PSAT, ACT, AP
Students enrolled in Advanced Placement Courses are expected to participate in this course based assessment, i.e., AP History, AP Psychology, AP English, AP Biology, & AP Calculus, AP Statistics, AP US Government, AP Studio Art, etc.  Test are used by some colleges & universities for offering college credits, depending on the score achieved.  Please use this link to register for an exam : (coming soon)

College Entrance Exams - Required by most 4-year colleges

PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test)  PSAT/NMSQT  

The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a program cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). It's a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT®.  It is also used as an entrance exam for the NMSC scholarship programs.

The PSAT for Grade 10/11 is given one time a year.   All students will be automatically registered and there will be no cost to the student or family for the test. For more information, select Guidance on the District Home Page, then follow the links to PSAT information. 

Usually taken in spring of junior year and fall of senior year, this standardized test is used by most colleges in the admissions process. Registration is done on-line at http://www.collegeboard.com .  Registration materials are available in the Guidance Office.

SAT Subject Tests
Required by some colleges & used by most of these colleges for admissions and others for placement in courses, these tests are subject oriented, e.g., physics, biology, French, United States History. Registration information is the same as for the SAT.

Similar to the SAT, most colleges now will accept either/or. Registration information is available in the Guidance Office. Some students do better on this test since it is more curriculum-based. Registration is done On-Line at http://www.actstudent.org/ .