This spring, the NJ Department of Education will be administering a new science assessment to elementary, middle and high school students. The new assessment is called the New Jersey Student Learning Assessment-Science (formerly NJ ASK Science). At the November 1, 2017, State Board of Education meeting, the NJDOE proposed a change to New Jersey Administrative Code (N.J.A.C 6A;8) that would require students in grade five to be assessed to align the assessment to the state’s new elementary science standards. If the change is adopted, students in grade four would no longer take the state science assessment. Our district will administer the NJSLA-Science to students in grades five and eight on Wednesday, May 30, 2018.