Assessments and Standardized Testing

In February of 2014, the State mandated that all New Jersey schools implement the Core Curriculum Content Standards and assess student proficiency with these standards using an online test created by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC). All other assessments WCMS currently administers in the areas of math and language arts are aligned with the Core Curriculum Content Standards.


In addition, New Jersey requires students to take an assessment on Science knowledge in grades four and eight. All other assessments are designed to identify student needs or evaluate the effectiveness of curricular offerings. The table below provides information on all standardized assessments, grade levels tests are administered, subject areas covered, as well as testing window dates.


Assessments Grade level Subject area Date range Required More information/sample questions
PARCC 3-8 English language arts and Math May 8 2017 to
May 19, 2017
Federal and State
NJ ASK Science 4 and 8 Science May 31, 2017
June 7, 2017
MAP testing PK-8 English language arts and Math Last week of October 2017, February and the first week of June Part of basic skills and enrichment placement
NAEP 4 and 8 English language arts and Math January 2017 Federal