This page provides both NJ-specific and generic resources and links to assist teachers with test preparation.
NJDOE Office of State Assessments
NJ ASK 2007 Sample Assessments: Answer Key, Rubrics, and Exemplars for Grades 5-7:
2-26-09 NJDOE Update on NJ ASK Explanatory Writing:
NJ ASK Speculative Writing Prompts for Grades 5-8:
For EXTRA PRACTICE speculative writing task prompts, click HERE. Many thanks to Dody Barbalaco at Robert Treat Academy for sharing this lead!
The Criterion-Based Holistic Scoring: A Writing Handbook (Speculative and persuasive writing prompts with annotated exemplars)--E-copies of the writing handbooks can be found via the following URLs:
Grades 7 & 8:
NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards:
NJ Standards Clarification Project Phase I:
For information on specific tests, check out the following TLC pages:
Want to learn more about creating critical reading questions? Check out the Download Zone for How to Create Critical Reading Questions.
IN THE DOWNLOAD ZONE for Test Prep Resources & Links: