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ERIC Number: ED514562
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
NJ State Profile. New Jersey: High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA)
Center on Education Policy
This paper provides information about New Jersey's High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA). The purpose of the exam is to: (1) Determine prospective high school graduates' mastery of selected content and overview foundation skills in math and literacy; (2) Encourage districts and schools to identify and serve students at risk of academic failure; (3) Provide data to state policymakers on student attainment of state education goals to inform educational policy decisions; (4) Provide schools with student academic diagnostic information; (5) Increase alignment of local curriculum and programs of instruction with state education standards; (6) Promote equity of opportunity across all student groups; (7) Meet a state mandate; (8) Satisfy high school graduation requirements; and (9) Serve federal accountability requirements. [For the main report, "State High School Tests: Exit Exams and Other Assessments", see ED514155.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center on Education Policy
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: New Jersey College Basic Skills Placement Test