NJASK Grade 8 Sample Assessments

NJDOE Sample NJASK tests for Grade 8

Language Arts Literacy: Sample Writing Prompts
PowerPoint Pages 15, 16 & 17

NJ Registered Holistic Scoring Rubric
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What constitutes "Proficiency"? Pages 189 - 192 Online/Pages 179 - 182 of Printed Document.

8th Grade Students perfoming at the proficient LAL level show an overall understanding of a variety of texts at literal and inferential levels. They make connections while interpreting and analyzing text. Proficient students recognize:
  • Author's purpose
  • Respond critically to central themes, supporting details and organizational structures of text
  • Interpret, extrpolate and synthesize information
  • Support opinions and conclusions with evidence from the text.

Analyzing Text Scoring Component

NJASK Grade 8 Analyzing Text is within: Reading; Math Clusters 1 - 5: Number & Numerical Operations, Geometry & Measurements, Patterns & Algebra, Data Analysis, Probability & Discrete Mathematics, and Problem Solving; and Science: Earth, Life, Physical, Application and General Knowledge. Pg. 80 Online/Pg. 70 of Document