Standardized Testing Graduation Requirements

STANDARDIZED TESTING GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the minimum MLHS graduation requirements, the New Jersey Department of Education policy requires that students demonstrate proficiency in English Language Arts and Mathematics.  For the Class of 2021 and the Class of 2022, this state testing requirement can be met according to the pathways listed in the chart below. Please note that guidelines for the Class of 2023 and beyond have not yet been released by the New Jersey Department of Education; as the district is updated by the New Jersey Department of Education regarding changes to testing and graduation requirements, students and parents/guardians will be notified.


ELA and Math Assessment Requirements for the Class of 2021 and 2022


Three Pathways

 Available

English Language Arts (ELA)

Mathematics 

First Pathway

Demonstrate proficiency in the high school end-of-course PARCC/NJSLA assessments in ELA-10 and/or Algebra I

PARCC/NJSLA-ELA Grade 10>=750 (Level 4)

PARCC/NJSLA-Algebra I >=750 (Level 4)





Second Pathway

Demonstrate proficiency in English language ares and/or mathematics by meeting the designated cut score on one of the alternative assessments




PARCC/NJSLA ELA - Grade 9 >=750(Level 4)

OR

PARCC/NJSLA ELA - Grade 11 >=725(Level 3)

OR

SAT Critical  Reading Test(taken before 3/1/16  )>=400

OR

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Section(taken 3/1/16 or later )>=450

OR

SAT Reading Test(taken 3/1/16 or later )>=22

OR

ACT Reading or  ACT Plan Reading*

Or

Accuplacer WritePlacer>=6

Or

Accuplacer WritePlacer ESL >=4

Or

PSAT 10 Reading or PSAT/NMSQT Reading

(taken before 10/1/15)

>=40

Or

PSAT 10 Reading or PSAT/NMSQT Reading

(taken 10/1/15or later)

>=22

OR

ACT Aspire Reading* >=422

Or

ASVAB-AFQT Composite >=31

                            

PARCC/NJSLA Geometry >=725(Level 3)

OR

PARCC/NJSLA Algebra II  >=725(Level 3)

OR

SAT Math(taken before 3/1/16) >= 400

OR

SAT Math Section (taken 3/1/16 or later) >=440

OR

SAT Math Test (taken 3/1/16 or later )>=22

OR

ACT or ACT Plan Math* >=16

OR

ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra >= 76

OR

Next-Generation ACCUPLACER Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, Statistics (QAS) (beginning January 2019)** >=255

OR

PSAT10 Math or PSAT/NMSQT Math (taken before 10/1/15) >=40

OR

PSAT10 Math or PSAT/NMSQT Math (taken 10/1/15 or later) >=22

OR

ACT Aspire Math* >=422

OR

ASVAB-AFQT Composite >=31

Third Pathway

Demonstrate proficiency in English language ares and/or mathematics through Portfolio Appeals




Meet the criteria of the NJDOE Portfolio Appeal for ELA



Meet the criteria of the NJDOE Portfolio Appeal for Math

Note:* Test is no longer administered.  **Beginning on Monday, January 28, 2109, classic ACCUPLACER tests were no longer available.  QAS replaced ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra.


High School Comprehensive Science Test

All students in grade 11 are required to take the New Jersey High School Comprehensive Science Test.


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