STATE GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS FOR CLASS OF 2016, 2017 AND 2018 
 
New Jersey is transitioning from the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) to the Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) End-of-Course assessments that the students, including students with disabilities, in the classes of 2016, 2017, and 2018 would be able demonstrate the proficiencies in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics required by state statute by either meeting the 'cut score' on the PARCC assessments or meeting the 'cut score' on a substitute assessment or by meeting the criteria of the NJDOE portfolio appeal process.  Additionally, a student with a disability, whose IEP team determines that the student is exempted from the requirements above would be required to achieve the alternate proficiency in his/her IEP.
 
Since that notification, the state has developed 'concordant' cut scores for additional substitute assessments that our schools currently utilize.  For the classes of 2016, 2017, and 2018, students will be able to demonstrate proficiency in both ELA and math by meeting ONE of the criteria in the following table from the state... (updated May 24, 2016)
 

English Language Arts

Mathematics

PARCC ELA Grade 9 >= 750 (Level 4) or

PARCC Algebra I >= 750 (Level 4) or

PARCC ELA Grade 10 >=750 (Level 4) or

PARCC Geometry >= 725 (Level 3) or

PARCC ELA Grade 11 >= 725 (Level 3) or

PARCC Algebra II >= 725 (Level 3) or

Prior to 3/1/16 SAT Critical Reading >= 400 or

Prior to 3/1/16 SAT Math >= 400 or

3/1/16 or later SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Section >= 450 OR SAT Reading Test >= 22

3/1/16 or later SAT Math Section >= 440 OR SAT Math Test >= 22

ACT Reading or ACT PLAN Reading >= 16 or

ACT or ACT PLAN Math>= 16 or

Accuplacer Write Placer >= 6 or

Accuplacer Elementary Algebra >= 76 or

Accuplacer Write Placer ESL >= 4 or

 

PSAT10 Reading or PSAT/NMSQT Reading* >=40 or

PSAT10 Reading or PSAT/NMSQT Reading** >=22 or

PSAT10 Math or PSAT/NMSQT Math*>= 40 or

PSAT10 Math or PSAT/NMSQT Math** >=22 or

ACT Aspire Reading >= 422 or

ACT Aspire Math >= 422 or

ASVAB-AFQT Composite >=31 or

ASVAB-AFQT Composite >=31 or

Meet the Criteria of the NJDOE Portfolio Appeal

Meet the Criteria of the NJDOE Portfolio Appeal

 
 

NOTE: *PSAT taken prior to October 2015;  **PSAT taken after October 2015.  

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