This week marks the beginning of the 2012 NJ Assessment of Skills and Knowledge standardized testing for grades 3-8.
The test of language arts literacy, math and science, surround and are meant to give the state an assessment of each district.
Next year is the last year for NJ ASK, as the country moves toward a national curriculum shift which will change standardized testing and create a uniform curriculum across America.
The NJ ASK standardized test for elementary students will be phased out by 2014, replaced with the Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test. The new test will include digital assessment, which means results will be immediately available.
As parents of children taking any type of standardized testing, what steps do you take to prepare your child, if any? Tell us in the comments below.