Testing & NJSLA

Below is the standardized testing calendar for the 2019-2020 school year. Please plan accordingly.

Reminder, MTMS students who take Algebra 1 in grade 8 and plan to attend an NJ public high school must pass the NJSLA Algebra 1 test in order to be promoted to Geometry as a freshman.

Grade Level



Fifth Grade




Fifth and Sixth Grades

May 11 Through May 15 - 2020




Seventh and Eight Grades

May 18 Through May 22 - 2020


Math / Language Arts / Writing

Sixth Grade



Math / Language Arts / Writing

Seventh Grade



Math / Language Arts / Writing

Eighth Grade



Math / Language Arts / Writing

Fifth & Eighth Grade



May 27, 28, 2020



Fifth Grade



January 2,3,6 2020


Cognitive testing


Math Placement Testing Fifth / Sixth


May 20, 21, 22, 2020




To assist determining eligibility for Accelerated Math 6 & 7


New Jersey Student Learning Assessment-ELA (NJSLA-ELA) and New Jersey Student Learning Assessment-Mathematics (NJSLA-M) Programs

The New Jersey Student Learning Assessments for English Language Arts/Literacy (NJSLA-ELA) and for Mathematics (NJSLA-M) measures the extent to which students are, or on track to being college or career ready in each of the two respective areas. The test in English Language Arts/Literacy assesses student proficiency in reading and comprehending a range of grade appropriate material independently. It also provides a measure of how effectively a student writes when using and/or analyzing sources. The test in Mathematics measures student competencies in the major and additional/supporting content in mathematics for grade or course, as well as student grade-appropriate mathematical reasoning and modeling skills. Additional information for the assessments in the above areas can be found on the Office of Assessments website.                                                                                                                                                                         


New Jersey Student Learning Assessment-Science (NJSLA-S) Program

The New Jersey Student Learning Assessment for Science (NJSLA-S) replaces the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) for Science and the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT). This new assessment measures student proficiency in science according to the New Jersey Student Learning Standards. These standards require schools to teach students to use science and engineering practices, to make sense of phenomena, and to design solutions to problems. The NJSLA-S uses the same familiar testing platform that NJSLA-ELA and NJSLA-M uses.