The New Jersey High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) is given to prospective graduates of 11th grade in New Jersey public schools. Since 2001, the test has been used as a graduation requirement and is meant to assess whether students are up to par with the state's Core Curriculum Content Standards. Scored by professionals contracted through the state's Department of Education, test results are disseminated to individual schools, which are responsible for administering scores to students and their legal guardians. A score of 200 or above must be received in each section in order to pass the exam.
Contact your school principal or the superintendent responsible for your school district. This information is available on the official website of the state's Department of Education. Ask for a copy of your score report.
Call the Department of Education's Office of Evaluation and Assessment, 609-292-8739, if your school has not received your report along with that of other students. Ask for a copy of your report to be sent to your home.
Access the Department of Education score interpretation manual for help interpreting your score. This manual can be found on the official website of the Department of Education's HSPA website under "additional information."
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