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STATEWIDE ASSESSMENT SCHEDULE 2007-2008 SCHOOL YEAR

HIGH SCHOOL TESTING

OCTOBER 2007 ADMINISTRATION
High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA): for retained eleventh-graders, first-time twelfth-graders, retained twelfth-graders, returning students, and adult high school students

October 2, 3, 4, 2007

Regular Testing (Mathematics and Language Arts Literacy Days 1 and 2)

October 9, 10, 11, 2007

Make-up Testing (Mathematics and Language Arts Literacy Days 1 and 2)

MARCH 2008 ADMINISTRATION

High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA):

 for all first-time eleventh graders, retained eleventh graders, first-time twelfth graders, retained twelfth-graders, returning students, and adult high school students

March 4, 5, 6, 2008

Regular Testing (Mathematics and Language Arts Literacy Days 1 and 2)

March 11, 12, 13, 2008

Make-up Testing (Mathematics, Language Arts Literacy  Days 1 and 2)

 

 


END OF COURSE BIOLOGY TEST

May 19, 2008 (Regular testing day)

May 22, 2008 (Make-up testing day)


Biology Performance Assessment Field Test

May 20, 21, or 23, 2008

WHO MUST TAKE THE END OF COURSE BIOLOGY TEST

  • All New Jersey public high school students, regardless of grade level, who are enrolled in a biology course any time during the 2007-2008 school year, must take the End of Course Biology Test. The following course titles are included as exemplars:
    • Resource Center Biology
    • ESL Biology
    • General Biology
    • Life Science
    • Foundations in Biology
    • College Prep Biology
    • Honors Biology
    • Accelerated Biology
    • Advanced Placement Biology (see below)
    • Integrated Science (see below)

The additional criteria for participation in the End of Course Biology Test must be followed:

  • Students taking AP Biology, without having completed a Biology prerequisite must take the May 2008 End of Course Biology Test.
  • Students taking AP Biology, after completingBiology prerequisite, must not take the May 2008 End of Course Biology Test.
  • Students taking Integrated Science as an alternative to the biology offerings listed above must take the May 2008 End of Course Biology Test.
  • Students taking Integrated Science as a prerequisite course for a Biology elective must not take the May 2008 End of Course Biology Test.  These students will take the End of Course Biology Test during the school year that they are enrolled in the Biology elective.
  • Adult high school students and returning students are not permitted to take the End of Course Biology Test.  

Districts are advised to align their biology course offerings

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