Start Strong Testing

The required NJ Start Strong Testing will be administered Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (October 18-20).  It is important that all students and parents are aware of the following:

Schedule for the Week

Date  Adjustment
October 18   2 hour delay for grades 11 and 12 (9:50 am start time)
October 19  2 hour delay for grades 11 and 12 (9:50 am start time)
October 20  2 hour delay for grades 7, 8, 10, and 11 (9:50 am start time)


Date Assessment Grade Levels Tested Testing Time            
October 18     Math 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 8:00 am - 9:50 am
October 19 English Language Arts (ELA) 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 8:00 am - 9:50 am
October 20 Science 6, 9, 12 8:00 am - 9:50 am

Math and ELA Make-ups 7, 8, 10 8:00 am - 9:50 am
October 21 Make-up date 
8:00 am - 9:50 am
October 22 Make-up date 
8:00 am - 9:50 am

All students taking the Start Strong assessments will continue to report to school by 7:50 am.  Each of the tests are designed to be 45-60 minutes to finish.  Due to the number of students we have testing, the number of rooms being used, and the number of rooms being utilized for accommodations, the two hour window has established to give all students the most amount of time to complete the test and account for any technical difficulties we may experience.

Science Tests and Calculators
Students taking the Science test on October 20 will be permitted to use calculators.  However there are provisions for each test:

Test Calculator Permission
 Science Grade 6              Students may use only four-function calculators with square root and percentage functions.
 Science Grade 9 Students may use only scientific calculators.
 Science Grade 12 Students may use only graphing calculators with functionality consistent with the TI-84 or a  similar model.

Adjusted Rotation for the Week
Because some classes will not be meeting due to testing, we have adjusted the rotation for the week so that classes are not missed.  The schedule below will be in place for the week of October 18-22.
Start Strong Week

Start Strong Testing Regulations for All Students

  • Students must bring their laptop/Chromebook each day.  Be sure that it is fully charged.
  • Students must be in their assigned testing room by 8:00 am
  • Students who are not in their testing room by 8:00 am will be sent to the auditorium and remain there until 9:50 am. 
  • Students who are late for testing will be required to sit for a make-up test.
  • Students may not bring food into the testing room.
  • Students will remain in their testing room until 9:50 am.
  • Students may not use or be in possession of electronics during or after testing; students will be required to deposit their cellphone and smart-watch in a box during testing. 
  • Students may not use their laptop after the testing time.
  • Students may only bring a book, magazine, newspaper, or drawing pad to use after testing ends.
  • Students cannot leave the room unless it is an emergency.
  • Students may bring a scientific or graphing calculator for Math tests, but it must adhere to the following guidelines:
  • Grades 6–7: Four-function calculators with square root and percentage functions 
  • Grade 8: Scientific calculators 
  • High school: Graphing calculators (with functionalities consistent with TI-84 or similar models) 
  • The school will not provide students with calculators, instead they must use the TestNav-provided calculator. 

Testing Room Assignments

All testing room assignments are posted in Schoology.  We ask that students do not post this information to Social Media. 
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