New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge
The New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) is a comprehensive, multi-grade assessment program. Along with other indicators of student progress, the results of the assessments are intended to be used to identify students who need additional instructional support in order to reach the Core Curriculum Content Standards.
With the enactment of the No Child Left Behind Act, New Jersey’s statewide assessment of students has undergone further change. Under the provisions of this federal legislation, every state is required to administer annual standards-based assessment of all children in grade 3 through 8. Federal expectation is that each state will provide tests that are grounded in that state’s content standards and that assess students’ critical thinking skills in three content areas: language arts literacy, mathematics and science.
Last Modified on May 7, 2013