Madison Families,

Madison Public Schools recently received our students' New Jersey Student Learning Assessment (NJSLA) results from spring 2022 (administered in grades 3-9). The NJ Department of Education provides the districts with these results as printed individual score reports (ISRs). These reports will be sent home via backpack mail at the elementary level. Current MJS and MHS students will receive last year's results via traditional mail. Please contact your child's school if you do not receive this report by Tuesday, September 20. 

The ISRs illustrate how your student performed on the English Language Arts and Mathematics portions of the NJSLA. Some charts and graphics will show how your student performed relative to the New Jersey Student Learning Standards and how your student's performance compares to other students in their school, district, and state. The NJDOE's 2019 ISR guide and explanatory video may help you to interpret your child's results. 

Your student's ISRs are also available in the New Jersey Parent Portal. The online portal includes your student's scale score, level of performance, and a video explanation of the score report. The video report communicates information from the ISR through animations and a voiceover in New Jersey's top five languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese, and Arabic. The Parent Score Interpretation Guide is also available in those five languages on the portal. The portal allows you to track your student's scores from year to year, beginning with spring 2019. If this is the first time you will access the online portal, you must create an account using the unique claim code on your student's paper ISR. Additional resources to help support your student are available on the New Jersey Assessments Resource Center under "Parent Resources." The site also provides practice tests and a digital item library.

At Madison Public Schools, we recognize that standardized assessments offer insights into student academic achievement but do not tell the whole story of your child's academic progress. Accordingly, I would like to invite you to learn more about the NJSLA and the ISRs by joining the September 19 Superintendent Coffee which will include a tutorial for interpreting these reports. In the meantime, don't hesitate to contact your child's teacher or building principal regarding any student-specific concerns.


Mark Schwarz

Superintendent of Madison Public Schools