New Jersey Department of Education


Start Strong Fall 2022 Administration

Additional information regarding the fall 2022 Start Strong administration can be found in the broadcast released on July 13, 2022 and in the broadcast released on August 31, 2022.

Update on Graduation Assessment Requirements for the Class of 2023

On Tuesday, July 5, 2022, Governor Murphy signed P.L.2022, c.60 (ACS for A-3196/S-2349), which requires the State Board of Education to administer the New Jersey Graduation Proficiency Assessment (NJGPA) as a field test for the class of 2023. This law also prohibits the results of the NJGPA field test (First Pathway), a substitute competency test (Second Pathway), or portfolio appeal (Third Pathway) from being used as a prerequisite for graduation for students expected to graduate in the class of 2023. There is no graduation assessment requirement for any student who is expected to graduate with the class of 2023.The graduation assessment requirements for the classes of 2024 and 2025 remain in place and are available for districts on the Graduation Assessment Requirements webpage. 

Additional information regarding the NJGPA field test legislation can be found in the broadcast released on July 15, 2022. 

More details, including administration guidance, are forthcoming. Please see the graduation assessment requirements section and the 2021-2022 Statewide Assessments Testing Schedule for more information. 

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