Testing, Data Assessment and Accountability

    Livingston Public Schools believes that assessment is an integral component of good teaching and essential to understanding student learning. From the embedded formative assessments that every teacher uses daily to the structure of standardized assessments, it is our philosophy that gathering and analyzing these data help us to continually improve our work of teaching and learning. 
    In May 2019, students in Grades 5, 8 and 11 took the New Jersey Student Learning Assessment in Science. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, no paper copies of your child's scores will be sent home. However, you may find your child's scores accessible in the Genesis Parent Portal under the Assessment tab. Please find  Dr. Block's cover letter which provides an explanation of the test, as well as a sample of the Individual Score Report you would have received with your child's score.
    In accordance with N.J.S.A. 18A:L7C-6.6, please be advised that the calendar below informs you of the State assessments or commercially-developed standardized assessment that will be administered to LPS students in the 2019-2020 school year. 
    On March 24, 2020, due to the threat of the Novel Coronavirus, the New Jersey Department of Education has made the decision to cancel statewide student assessments this spring.  Please read Commissioner Lance Repollet's message here.

    Mrs. Natalie Topylko
    Director of Curriculum & Instruction-STEM/Testing, Data Assessment and Accountability