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2022 Mathematics Blueprints

New Jersey Student Learning Assessment—Mathematics (NJSLA-M) and Mathematics Component of the New Jersey Graduation Proficiency Assessment (MCNJGPA) Blueprints

The NJSLA-M and MCNJGPA blueprints define the total number of tasks and/or items for any given grade or course assessment, the types of items on the assessment, and the point values for each item.

Questions? Email assessment@doe.nj.gov

Grades 3 to 7 Blueprint

Item Type Grade 3 Grades 4 and 5 Grade 6 Grade 7 Point Value
Type I (Content) 24 items 20 items 18 items 20 items 1 point each
Type I (Content) 3 items 5 items 4 items 5 items 2 points each
Type I (Content) 0 items 0 items 1 item 0 items 4 points each
Type II (Reasoning) 2 items 2 items 2 items 2 items 3 points each
Type II (Reasoning) 1 item 1 item 1 item 1 item 4 points each
Type III (Modeling) 2 items 2 items 2 items 2 items 3 points each
Type III (Modeling) 1 item  1 item  1 item  1 item 6 points each
Type I Total 27 items 25 items 23 items 25 items 30 points total
Type II Total 3 items 3 items 3 items 3 items 10 points total
Type III Total 3 items 3 items 3 items 3 items 12 points total
Total of All Types 33 items 31 items 29 items 31 items 52 points total

 

Grades 8, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and MCNJGPA Blueprints

Note: Item counts do not include a small number of embedded field test items 

Item Type Grade 8 Algebra I Geometry Algebra II MCNJGPA Point Value
Type I (Content) 20 items 16 items 18 items  16 items 18 items 1 point each
Type I (Content) 3 items 5 items 6 items 7 items 6 items 2 points each
Type I (Content) 1 item 1 item 0 items 0 items 0 items 4 points each
Type II (Reasoning) 2 items 2 items 2 items 2 items 2 items 3 points each
Type II (Reasoning) 1 item 1 item 1 item 1 item 1 item 4 points each
Type III (Modeling) 2 items 1 item 1 item 1 item 1 item 3 points each
Type III (Modeling) 1 item 2 items 2 items 2 items 2 items 6 points each
Type I Total 24 items 22 items 24 items 23 items 24 items 30 points total
Type II Total 3 items 3 items 3 items 3 items 3 items 10 points total
Type III Total 3 items 3 items 3 items 3 items 3 items

Grade 8: 12 points total

Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and MCNJGPA: 15 points total

Total of All Types 30 items 28 items 30 items 29 items 30 items

Grade 8: 52 points total

Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and MCNJGPA: 55 points total


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