The New Jersey Student Learning Standards - Science (NJSLS - S) replaced the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards in Science (NJCCS - Science). The NJSLS - S are based on the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and have been phased into adoption for New Jersey K - 8 school districts within the last two years. Our school district curriculum and resources follow the NGSS and are aligned to NJSLS - S.
In addition to new standards, a new assessment will measure the NJSLS - S. This assessment replaces the NJASK - Science, which was given to grades 4 and 8. The new assessment will assess students in grades 5 and 8, as these are considered more accurate grade bands to check for understanding of science concepts.
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