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NJ Standards & Assessment


The math standards provide clear and specific guidelines for what students should learn in math. They draw from international models and research, emphasizing conceptual understanding and coherence in math concepts. The standards also take into account how students learn, with a focus on sequenced obstacles and challenges that build on prior knowledge. These standards aim to prepare students with the necessary knowledge and skills for success in college, career, and life.


In Grade 9, students take the NJ Student Learning Assessment in Mathematics (NJSLA-M) for the math course they are enrolled during the Spring of their freshman year.  Students in Grade 11 take the NJ Graduation Proficiency Assessment (NJGPA) in March of their junior year.  The NJGPA consists of math standards from both Algebra I and Geometry.  A practice test for each assessment is available below for you to use to familiarize yourself with the kinds of items and format used for the tests:

NJ Graduation Assessment Requirements




The graduation assessment requirements provide clarifications and updates regarding the graduation assessment requirements for the classes of 2023–2025:

Classes of 2023-2025