New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT)
The NJBCT is a state test given to students to measure whether they have gained the knowledge and skills identified in the Biology section of the Science Core Curriculum Content standards. All students who are enrolled in a first-year Biology course, regardless of grade level, must take the test. The test is administered in May over a two-day period.
High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA)
The HSPA is a state test given to students in eleventh grade to measure whether they have gained the knowledge and skills identified in the Core Curriculum Content Standards. Students must pass the Mathematics and Language Arts Literacy sections of the HSPA as a graduation requirement. The test is administered in March over a three-day period. Students who do not pass all sections of the test will be able to retest for sections not yet passed during the following year.
Alternative High School Assessment (AHSA)
The AHSA is available to student students who have met all high school graduation requirements except for demonstrating proficiency in selected areas of the Core Curriculum Content Standards. It is offered as an alternative means of meeting the state proficiency test requirement.
Alternate Proficiency Assessment (APA)
The APA is a portfolio-based assessment for students with severe cognitive disabilities.