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Test Prep Resources & Links

This page provides both NJ-specific and generic resources and links to assist teachers with test preparation.  As you contemplate how to meet the Common Core Standards, please check out the Standards page for more information.
 

NJ-SPECIFIC RESOURCES: 

NJDOE Office of State Assessments
http://www.nj.gov/education/assessment/ 


NJ ASK 2007 Sample Assessments: Answer Key, Rubrics, and Exemplars for Grades 5-7:
http://www.nj.gov/education/assessment/ms/samples2007/final_NJASK07_Sampler20Key_Rubric_Exemplars.pdf 


2-26-09 NJDOE Update on NJ ASK Explanatory Writing:
http://www.nj.gov/education/assessment/ms/5-8/ref/022609explanatory_files/frame.htm 


NJ ASK Narrative/Speculative Writing Prompts for Grades 5-8:
http://www.nj.gov/education/assessment/ms/5-8/ref/lal/ 
 

The Criterion-Based Holistic Scoring: A Writing Handbook (Narrative/Speculative and persuasive writing prompts with annotated exemplars)--E-copies of the writing handbooks can be found via the following URLs:  

Grade 5: 
https://www.measinc.com/njask/Files/Criterion-Based%20Holistic%20Scoring%20-%20A%20Writing%20Handbook%20Grade%205.pdf 

Grade 6: 
https://www.measinc.com/njask/Files/Criterion-Based%20Holistic%20Scoring%20-%20A%20Writing%20Handbook%20Grade%206.pdf      

Grades 7 & 8: 
https://www.measinc.com/njask/Files/Criterion-Based%20Holistic%20Scoring%20-%20A%20Writing%20Handbook%20Grades%207%20&%208.pdf 
 

NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards:
http://www.nj.gov/education/cccs/ 

NJ Standards Clarification Project Phase I:
http://www.nj.gov/education/aps/njscp/ 
 

For information on specific tests, check out the following TLC pages:

GENERIC RESOURCES: 
Want to learn more about creating critical reading questions?  Check out the Download Zone for How to Create Critical Reading Questions.
 

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