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New Jersey High School Graduation Assessment Requirements

NJDOE Graduation Assessment Requirements for the Classes of 2023, 2024 & 2025
The high school assessment graduation requirements that are in place for these classes are:
Students in the classes of 2023, 2024, and 2025 will take the New Jersey Graduation Proficiency
Assessment in grade 11. The assessment will be aligned to New Jersey Student Learning
Standards (NJSLS) for grade 10 ELA and NJSLS for Algebra I and Geometry. The assessment
format will be familiar to students and educators, as it will be delivered on the same platform
students use for the current New Jersey Student Learning Assessments (NJSLA).
If, after completing the New Jersey Graduation Proficiency Assessment, a student does not
demonstrate proficiency on the ELA or Mathematics section, the student may take the following
• Retake the New Jersey Graduation Proficiency Assessment in the following summer or the
following fall. A district must offer remediation and support to prepare the student to retake the
• Meet a designated cut score from the same menu of alternative assessments as the class of
2022; or
• Complete a portfolio appeal.

The Class of 2026 and Beyond
The NJDOE is committed to providing fair notice to students and educators and will continue to
collaborate with stakeholders to transition to the next generation of statewide assessments.
*It is also important to note that these requirements are currently being re-evaluated at the NJDOE
and are subject to change. All changes will be shared with BRHS students and families as soon
as they become official.
**Special Education students, whose Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) specify an alternative
way to demonstrate proficiencies, will continue to follow the graduation assessment requirements
set forth in their IEPs.