Start Strong

It is intended to provide teachers with information that they can use to plan instruction to meet students' needs. The assessment takes approximately one hour per content area for students to complete. 


Students in grades 4-8, who would take the New Jersey Student Learning Assessment (NJSLA), will participate in the Start Strong statewide assessment on the schedule provided below. 

Fall 2022 Start Strong Testing Dates

Grades 4-8 English Language Arts

September 21, 2022

Grades 4-8 Mathematics, Algebra, Geometry

September 22, 2022

Grades 6 ONLY Science

September 23, 2022 

Grades 4-8 Make up testing 

through September 30, 2022


Additional information for parents can be found in this presentation from the NJDOE Office of Assessments and via our District Assessment webpage.