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Assessment Information

It is the responsibility of Hackettstown School District to annually notify parents and guardians of assessment information for standardized or commercially-prepared standardized assessments given within the school year.  Access the the table that references all standardized assessments for the current school year by clicking on the below button.
New Jersey Graduation Proficiency Assessment (NJGPA)

On Tuesday, July 5, 2022, Governor Murphy signed P.L.2022, c.60 (ACS for A-3196/S-2349), which requires the State Board of Education to administer the New Jersey Graduation Proficiency Assessment (NJGPA).  Students must take and demonstrate proficiency in grade 11 on the New Jersey Graduation Proficiency Assessment, which includes content aligned to the grade 10 New Jersey Student Learning Standards (NJSLS) in ELA, and the NJSLS in Algebra 1 and Geometry. 

The graduation assessment requirements for the classes of 2024 and 2025 remain in place and are available for review on the Graduation Assessment Requirements webpage (

New Jersey State Learning Assessments (NJSLA)

The New Jersey Student Learning Assessments (NJSLA) are statewide assessments that assess students’ progress toward the New Jersey Student Learning Standards in English Language Arts (ELA), mathematics, and science.


New Jersey Assessments Resource Center provided information for parents/guardians through access of the website (

ACCESS for Multilingual Learners (MLs)

The ACCESS is administered to Kindergarten through Grade 12 students who have been identified as English language learners (ELLs) and given annually to monitor students' progress in learning academic English. The assessment meets U.S. federal requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for monitoring and reporting ELLs’ progress toward English language proficiency, anchored in the WIDA English Language Development Standards while assessing the four language domains of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.


The New Jersey Office of Supplemental Educational Programs provides information to families of MLs through access of the website (


The Department of Education has released information for parents and teachers regarding the ACCESS scores and the interpretation in development of their guide and access of the .pdf document (