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NJ SLA-S (Student Learning Assessment Science)

Introduction

This report is used to generate the registration form to be uploaded to PearsonAccess Next for the NJ SLA-S (New Jersey Student Learning Assessment - Science).

Required Data Setup

  • Review Student Setup and confirm that all required student information has been entered.

  • Ensure all state fields have been migrated.


Selection Criteria

Selection criteria determine which database records are used in the report. Refer to selection criteria for analysis of report results when the report does not return the correct records.

Student Selection

  • The student must not be excluded from state reporting.

  • The student must be actively enrolled on the report snapshot date.

  • The student must be included in NJ SMART extracts.

  • The student must not have an exit date before an entry date.

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Report Input

For help with navigation and running the report, see How to Find and Generate a Report.

Field

Description

Schools to Include

Choose one of the following:

  • Current School Only to include all student records associated with the current school meets the selection criteria. To change the current school, click the School link at the top of the page and choose the appropriate school from the list.

  • All Schools to include all student records on the PowerSchool server that meet the selection criteria.

Current Selection Students

Indicate which students to include in the report by selecting one of the following options:

  • The Selected [number] Students Only – Run the report for students in the current selection.

  • All Students – Run the report for all students in the current school or district that meet the selection criteria.

Note: If running the report for a single student or group of students, select the students prior to running report.

Grade Level (SLA: 5, 8, 11)

Select the checkbox next to the grade level to include in the report. For SLA reporting, select only 5, 8, and/or 11.

Report Snapshot Date

Enter the date used to extract the student enrollment records. Students are included in the extract if their current enrollment date matches the snapshot date.

Default Test Format

Choose whether the test will be given in a Paper or Online format.

Output Students DCID in File

Choose Yes or No from the pop-up menu.

Note: Do not submit to PARCC/NJ SMART with DCID in file.

Include Students with Unassigned SIDs

Choose Yes or No from the pop-up menu. If Yes is selected, the report will include students without a defined ID.

Include Non Public Students

Choose Yes or No from the pop-up menu. If Yes is selected, the report will include non-public students.

Test Administration

Choose one of the following from the pop-up menu:

  • Blank

  • Fall (FA) - Fall Block (High School ELA and Math assessments only)

  • Spring (SP) - Spring Administration (All ELA, Math, and Science assessments)

  • Summer (SU) - Summer Administration (High School ELA and Math assessments only)

Scheduling

Choose one of the following:

  • Run Now – Default. The report runs immediately.

  • Schedule – Choose a start date and time. Select whether to Run Once or set the report to automatically Repeat on a Daily, Weekly, Monthly, or Yearly basis.

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Report Output

Each of the fields displayed in the output of the report are described below. SeeUnderstanding the Report Output Table for a definition of each column in the table.

Note: YYYY-MM-DD format is used for all date fields.

Item

Data Element

Description

[Table]FieldName

Field Type

Field Length

A

Test Administration

Indicates the block and associated assessment types.

Valid values:

  • FA - Fall Block (High School ELA and Math assessments only)

  • SP - Spring Administration (All ELA, Math, and Science assessments)

  • SU - Summer Administration (High School ELA and Math assessments only)

Derived

N/A

N/A

B

Testing District Code

The CDS Testing Site District Code of the district responsible for administering the test for a student.

County and District are concatenated. Data sources are used in the order listed and the first non-blank value is the output

[S_NJ_STU_X]SLA_Testing_Site_County

[S_NJ_STU_X]CountyCodeReceiving

[Schools]CountyNbr

[S_NJ_STU_X]SLA_Testing_Site_District

[S_NJ_STU_X]DistrictCodeReceiving

[Prefs]DistrictNumber

Alphanumeric

6

C

Testing School Code

The CDS Testing Site School Code of the school responsible for administering the test for a student

Data sources are used in the order listed and the first non-blank value is the output.

[S_NJ_STU_X]SLA_Testing_Site_School

[Schools]Alternate_School_Number

[Schools]SchoolID

Alphanumeric

3

D

Accountable District Code

The code of the district responsible for specific educational services and/or instruction of the student.

County and District are concatenated. Data sources are used in the order listed and the first non-blank value is the output.

[S_NJ_STU_X] SLA_Accountable_Site_County

[Schools]CountyNbr

[S_NJ_STU_X]SLA_Accountable_Site_District

[Prefs]DistrictNumber

Alphanumeric

4

E

Accountable School Code

The code of the school responsible for specific educational services and/or instruction of the student.

[S_NJ_STU_X]SLA_Accountable_Site_School

[Schools]Alternate_School_Number

[Schools]School_Number

Alphanumeric

3

F

State Student Identifier

A number assigned and maintained by the New Jersey Department of Education that is unique for each student over time and across districts.

[Students]State_StudentNumber

Alphanumeric

10

G

Local Student Identifier

A number assigned and maintained by the local school district that is unique for each student in the district and is consistently used by the district across all of its data systems.

[Students]Student_Number

Alphanumeric

1-20

H

Student Assessment Identifier

The student's state-assigned assessment identifier.

Blank

Alphanumeric

36

I

Last or Surname

The student's legal last name.


[StudentCoreFields]PSCore_Legal_Last_Name

[Students]Last_name

Alphanumeric

35

J

First Name

The student’s legal first name.

[StudentCoreFields]PSCore_Legal_First_Name

[Students]First_name

Alphanumeric

35

K

Middle Name

The student's legal middle name.

[StudentCoreFields]PSCore_Legal_Middle_Name

[Students]Middle_name

Alphanumeric

35

L

Birth date

The student’s date of birth.

Format = YYYY-MM-DD.

[Students]DOB

Date


10

M

Gender

The student's gender.

Valid values:

  • F = Female

M = Male

If populated, the report will extract the [Students]Gender which may be different from the Legal Gender.


[Students]Gender

[StudentCoreFields]PSCore_Legal_Gender

Alphanumeric

1

N

Filler 1

N/A

N/A



O

Grade Level When Assessed

The student's grade level when the student was assessed.

Valid values:

  • 05 = Fifth Grade

  • 08 = Eighth Grade

  • 11 = Eleventh Grade

[S_NJ_STU_X]ProgramTypeCode

[Students]Grade_Level

Alphanumeric

2

P

Hispanic or Latino Ethnicity

Indicates whether the student is of Hispanic or Latino descent.

[Students]FedEthnicity


1

Q

American Indian or Alaska Native

Indicates whether the student is of American Indian or Alaska Native descent.

[StudentRace]RaceCd = I


2

1

R

Asian

Indicates whether the student is of Asian descent.

[StudentRace]RaceCd = A


2

1

S

Black or African American

Indicates whether the student is of African American descent.

[StudentRace]RaceCd = B


2

1

T

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Indicates whether the student is of Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander descent.

[StudentRace]RaceCd = P


2

1

U

White

Indicates whether the student is Caucasian.

[StudentRace]RaceCd = W


2

1

V

Filler 2

N/A

N/A



W

Two or More Races

Indicates whether the student is of mixed race.

Same NJ Race Fields as above


1

X

English Learner (EL)

Indicates whether the student is an ELL student.

[ S_NJ_STU_X]LEPBeginDate

[S_NJ_STU_X]LEPEndDate


1

Y

Filler 3

N/A

N/A



Z

Filler 4

N/A

N/A



AA

Migrant Status

Indicates whether the student is a migrant.

[S_NJ_STU_X]Migrant_TF

Number

1

AB

Economic Disadvantage Status

Indicates the student's lunch status.

See the Appendix for valid values

[Students]LunchStatus


1

AC

Student With Disabilities

Indicates whether the student is disabled.

Valid values:

  • IEP

  • 504

  • B - Both

  • N

  • Blank

[S_NJ_STU_X ]SpecialEd_Classification

[S_NJ_STU_X ]Determined_Ineligible_YN

[S_NJ_STU_X]PID_504_TF


3

AD

Primary Disability Type

Indicates the student's primary disability

[S_NJ_STU_X]Determined_Ineligible_YN

[S_NJ_STU_X ]SpecialEd_Classification

[Students]DisabilityCode


2

AE

EL Exempt from Taking ELA

N/A

N/A



AF

Homeless

Indicates whether the student lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate residence.

Valid values:

  • (Y) - Yes

  • (N) - N

[Students]Homeless_Code


1

AG

IEP Exempt from Passing

N/A

N/A



AH

NJ EL Status

Indicates the student's status as a current English Language Learner.

See the Appendix for valid values.

Override:

[S_NJ_STU_X]State_LEP_Status

Calculated:

[S_NJ_STU_X]LEPBeginDate

[S_NJ_STU_X]LEPEndDate

[S_NJ_STU_X]LEP_Completion_Date_Refused

Alphanumeric

3

AI

Former IEP

Indicates whether the student was formerly classified as eligible for special education and related services but exited special education within two years of assessment.

[S_NJ_STU_X]Former_IEP

Alphanumeric

2

AJ

Special Education Placement

Indicates the placement group in which the student with the disability is currently receiving special education and related services.

See the Appendix for valid values.

[S_NJ_STU_X] Special_Education_Placement

[S_NJ_STU_X]SpecialEd_Classification

[S_NJ_STU_X ]Determined_Ineligible_YN


Numeric

2

AK

Filler 5

N/A

N/A



AL

Date First Enrolled in US School

The year, month, and day of the ELL student’s initial enrollment into a United States school, regardless of country of origin.

Format = YYYY-MM-DD.

[S_NJ_STU_X]ASMT_First_Enroll_In_US_School

Date

10

AM

EL Accommodation

Indicates whether the student requires English Language Learner paper accommodations for the assessment.

Valid values:

  • (Y) - Yes

  • blank

[S_NJ_STU_X]PARCC_ELL_Paper_Accom

If PARCC_ELL_Paper_Accom is E,M, or B, the output is Y; otherwise, blank.

Alphanumeric

1

AN

Filler 6

N/A

N/A



AO

Filler 7

N/A

N/A



AP

Filler 8

N/A

N/A



AQ

Filler 9

N/A

N/A



AR

Filler 10

N/A

N/A



AS

Session Name

The name of the location where the assessment was administered.

Override

If populated, the value in the override field is the output.

Calculated

Otherwise, the Session Name is calculated and output as a string of up to 50 characters, composed of the following elements, with each element separated by a dash:

  • School Code

  • Test Code

  • Teacher Last Name

  • Course Number

  • Section Number

Note: Refer to the Assessment Session Location Calculation section in the Appendix for details.

[S_NJ_STU_X]SLA_Session_Loc_Override


Alphanumeric

50

AT

Class Name

The name of the student's class

Override

If populated, the value in the override field is the output.

Calculated

  • Course Number

  • Section Number

[S_NJ_STU_X]SLA_Class_Name_Override

Alphanumeric

45

AU

Test Administrator

The ID of the test administrator.

Override

If populated, the value in the override field is the output.

Calculated

Otherwise, the output is the same value as for the Teacher SMID in the Staff Member Identifier elements in the file. This will be either the SMID entered in the Staff Member override, or will be the SMID of the teacher for the student’s current class.

[S_NJ_STU_X ]SLA_Examiner_SMID

Alphanumeric

8

AV

Staff Member Identifier

If a staff member administered the test, this is the staff member's ID.

Override

If populated, the value in the override field is the output.

Calculated

Otherwise, the output is the SMID of the Lead Teacher for the student's current class based on the Report Snapshot Date. This is the SMID of the teacher for the same class as output in the ClassName field.

[S_NJ_STU_X ]SLA_StaffOverride_SMID

Alphanumeric

8

AW

Test Code

The identifier assigned to the test name.

Valid values:

  • SC05 = Grade Level 5

  • SC08 = Grade Level 8

  • SC11 = Grade Level 11

[S_NJ_STU_X]SLA_Test_Code

Alphanumeric

5

AX

Test Format

The format of the test.

Valid values:

  • O = Online (computer-based test)

  • P = Paper

[S_NJ_STU_X]SLA_Test_Format

Alphanumeric

1

AY

Retest

Indicates whether the student is retaking the test.

Valid values:

  • (Y) = Yes

  • (N) = No

  • Blank

[S_NJ_STU_X]SLA_Retest

Alphanumeric

1

AY

Filler 11

N/A

N/A



BA

Frequent Breaks

Indicates whether the student was allowed to take breaks, at his/ her request, during the testing session.

[S_NJ_STU_X]SLA_Frequent_Breaks

Number

1

BB

Separate/Alternate Location

Indicates whether the student was tested in a specially-assigned location.

[S_NJ_STU_X]SLA_Alternate_Location

Number

1

BC

Small Group Testing

Indicates whether the student was tested in a separate location with a small group of students with matching accessibility features or accommodations/testing needs.

[S_NJ_STU_X]SLA_Small_Group

Number

1

BD

Specialized Equipment or Furniture

Indicates whether the student was provided specialized equipment or furniture for a successful testing environment; for example, low lighting, adaptive seating, etc.

[S_NJ_STU_X]SLA_Special_Equip

Number

1

BE

Specified Area or Setting

Indicates whether the student was tested in a specialized area or setting; for example the front of the classroom, near the door, in an observation room, etc.

[S_NJ_STU_X]SLA_Specified_Area

Number

1

BF

Time of Day

Indicates whether the student was tested during a specific time of day, based on his/her individual needs.

[S_NJ_STU_X]SLA_Time_of_Day

Number

1

BG

Answer Masking

Indicates whether the student used answer masking.

[S_NJ_STU_X]SLA_Answer_Masking

Number

1

BH

Student Reads Assessment Aloud to Self

Indicates whether the student reads the assessment aloud to him/herself or used an external device, such as a whisper phone.

[S_NJ_STU_X]SLA_Read_Aloud

Number

1

BI

Color Contrast

Indicates whether the student student required color contrast (inversion of foreground and background colors).

Valid values:

  • (1) - Black font on cream background

  • (02) - Black font on light blue background

  • (03) - Black font on light magenta background

  • (04) - White font on black background

  • (05) - Yellow font on blue background

  • (06) - Low contrast color, dark gray font on pale green background

  • (07) - Locally provided color overlay for the student to place over their paper test

[S_NJ_STU_X]SLA_Color_Contrast

Alphanumeric

2

BJ

ASL Video

Indicates whether the student used a video of a human signing in American Sign Language.

Note: N/A if there is a value for Assistive Technology - Screen Reader.

[S_NJ_STU_X]SLA_ASL_Video

Number

1

BK

Assistive Technology - Screen Reader

Indicates whether the student used a screen reader for online tests.

Note: If this value is not blank, the following criteria must be met:

  • Test format must be "O".

  • Student With Disabilities code must be 504, IEP or B

and

The following options must be blank:

  • ASL Video

  • Assistive Technology - Non Screen Reader

  • Closed Captioning

  • Spanish Transadaption of the Science Assessment

  • Text to Speech

  • Human Reader or Human Signer

[S_NJ_STU_X]SLA_Screen_Reader

Number

1

BL

Assistive Technology - Non-Screen Reader

Indicates whether the student used assistive technology for online tests that is not a screen reader.

Note: If this value is not blank, the following criteria must be met:

  • Test format must be "O".

  • Student With Disabilities code must be 504, IEP or B

and

The following options must be blank:

  • ASL Video

  • Assistive Technology - Screen Reader

  • Closed Captioning

  • Spanish Transadaption of the Science Assessment

  • Text to Speech

  • Human Reader or Human Signer

[S_NJ_STU_X]SLA_Non_Screen_Reader

Number

1

BM

Closed Captioning for ELA/L

Indicates whether the student used closed captioning.

Note: If this value is not blank, the following criteria must be met:

  • Test format must be "O".

  • Student With Disabilities code must be 504, IEP or B

and

The following options must be blank:

  • ASL Video

  • Assistive Technology - Screen Reader

  • Assistive Technology - Non-Screen Reader

  • Spanish Transadaption of the Science Assessment

  • Text to Speech

  • Human Reader or Human Signer

[S_NJ_STU_X]SLA_Closed_Caption

Number

1

BN

Refreshable Braille Display

Indicates whether the student used an external device that converts the text from the screen reader into Braille.

Note: If this value is not blank, the following criteria must be met:

  • Test format must be "O".

  • Student With Disabilities code must be 504, IEP or B

  • Assistive Technology - Screen Reader checkbox must be selected

[S_NJ_STU_X]SLA_Refresh_Braille

Number

1

BO

Alternate Representation - Paper Test

Indicates whether the student used paper and pencil as the test format.

Note: If this value is not blank, the following criteria must be met:

  • Test format must be "P".

  • Student With Disabilities code must be 504, IEP or B

[S_NJ_STU_X]SLA_Alt_Rep_Paper

Number

1

BP

Large Print

Indicates whether the student used a large print test booklet.

Note: If this value is not blank, the following criteria must be met:

  • Test format must be "P".

  • Student With Disabilities code must be 504, IEP or B

[S_NJ_STU_X]SLA_Large_Print_Paper

Number

1

BQ

Braille with Tactile Graphics

Indicates whether the student used a Braille test booklet with embedded tactile graphics.

Note: If this value is selected, the following criteria must be met:

  • Test format must be "P".

  • Student With Disabilities code must be 504, IEP or B

[S_NJ_STU_X]SLA_Braille_Tactile_Paper

Alphanumeric

2

BR

Filler 12

N/A

N/A



BS

Human Signer for Test Directions

Indicates whether a human signer was used to sign the test directions to the student.

Note: If this value is not blank, the student's disability must be 504, IEP or B.

[S_NJ_STU_X]SLA_Human_Signer

Number

1

BT

Answers Recorded in Test Booklet

Indicates whether the student answered test questions directly in the test booklet.

Note: If this value is selected, the following criteria must be met:

  • Test format must be "P".

  • Student With Disabilities code must be 504, IEP or B

[S_NJ_STU_X]SLA_Answers_Recorded_Paper

Number

1

BU

Electronic Braille Response

Indicates whether the student is blind or visually impaired and used a Braille Writer or Braille Notebook.

Valid values:

  • (01) - Braille Writer

  • (02) - Braille Notetaker

  • Blank

[S_NJ_STU_X]SLA_Braille_Response

Alphanumeric

2

BV

Calculation Device and Mathematics Tools

N/A

N/A



BW

ELA/L Constructed Response

Indicates whether the student's test response was captured by an external device or human.

Valid values:

  • (01) - Speech-to-Text

  • (02) - Human Scribe

  • (03) - Human Signer

  • (04) - External AT Device

[S_NJ_STU_X]SLA_Constructed_Response

Alphanumeric

2

BX

ELA/L Selected Response or Technology Enhanced Items

Indicates whether the student's response was captured for a selected response or technology enhanced item type by an external device or human.

Valid values:

  • (01) - Speech-to-Text

  • (02) - Human Scribe

  • (03) - Human Signer

  • (04) - External AT Device

[S_NJ_STU_X]SLA_Selected_Response

Alphanumeric

2

BY

Mathematics/Science Accommodated Response

Indicates whether the student's response was captured for a selected response or technology enhanced item type by an external device or human.

Valid values:

  • (01) - Speech-to-Text

  • (02) - Human Scribe

  • (03) - Human Signer

  • (04) - External AT Device

[S_NJ_STU_X]Assessmt_MS_Accomm_Resp

Alphanumeric

2

BZ

Monitor Test Response

Indicates whether the test administrator (or assigned accommodator) monitored proper placement of student responses on a test booklet/answer document or within a computer-based test.

Note: If this value is not blank, Student With Disabilities must be 504, IEP or B.

[S_NJ_STU_X]SLA_Monitor_Response

Number

1

CA

Word Prediction

Indicates whether the student used a word prediction external device that provides a bank of frequently or recently used words when the student enters the first few letters of a word.

[S_NJ_STU_X]SLA_Word_Prediction

Number

1

CB

Administration Directions Clarified in Student's Native Language

Indicates whether the test administrator clarified general administration instructions for the student.

[S_NJ_STU_X]SLA_Directions_Clarified

Number

1

CC

Administration Directions Read Aloud in Student's Native Language

Indicates whether the test administrator read test directions aloud in the student's native language and repeated and clarified the instructions as needed.

Valid values:

  • (ARA) - Arabic

  • (CHI) - Chinese (Mandarin)

  • (HAT) - Haitian Creole

  • (NAV) - Navajo

  • (POL) - Polish

  • (POR) - Portuguese

  • (RUS) - Russian

  • (SPA) - Spanish

  • (URD) - Urdu

  • (VIE) - Vietnamese

  • (HT) - Human Translator

  • Blank

[S_NJ_STU_X]SLA_Directions_Aloud

Alphanumeric

3

CD

English Learner Accommodated Responses

Indicates whether the student's response was captured by an external speech-to-text device or human scribe.

Valid values:

  • (01) - Speech-to-Text

  • (02) - Human Scribe

[S_NJ_STU_X]SLA_Science_Response_EL

Alphanumeric

2

CE

Spanish Transadaptation

Indicates whether the student used a Spanish translation adaption of the Mathematics Assessment.

Note: If the value is (SPA) Spanish, the following criteria must be met:

  • Test format must be "O".

  • Student With Disabilities code must be 504, IEP or B

  • Test Code must be a science subject

and

The following values must be blank

  • ASL Video

  • Assistive Technology - Screen Reader

  • Assistive Technology - Non-Screen Reader

  • Closed Captioning

  • Refreshable Braille Display

  • Braille with Tactile Graphics

Note: To enable Text-To-Speech for Science Assessment Spanish Transadaption, the Spanish Transadaption of the Mathematics Assessment value must be blank, and 04 or 05 must be the value for Text-To-Speech.

[S_NJ_STU_X]SLA_Spanish_Trans

Alphanumeric

3

CF

Word-to-Word Dictionary (English/Native Language)

Indicates whether the student used a published word-to-word hand-held dictionary.

[S_NJ_STU_X]SLA_Dictionary

Number

1

CG

Text-to-Speech

Indicates whether the student had text translated to speech.

Valid values:

  • (01) - Text-to-Speech; Text and Graphics

  • (02) Text-to-Speech English for Math and Science Text and Graphics

  • (04) Text-to-Speech Spanish; Math and Science Text and Graphics


Note: If this value is not blank, the following criteria must be met:

  • Test format must be "O".

  • Student With Disabilities code must be 504, IEP or B

and

The following values must be blank:

  • ASL Video

  • Assistive Technology - Screen Reader

  • Assistive Technology - Non-Screen Reader

  • Closed Captioning

  • Spanish Transadaption of the Science Assessment

  • Human Reader or Human Signer

[S_NJ_STU_X]SLA_Text_To_Speech

Alphanumeric

2

CH

Human Reader or Human Signer

Indicates whether the student used a human reader or signer.

Valid values:

  • 01 - Human Signer

  • 02 - Human Read Aloud

  • Blank

Note: If this value is not blank, the following criteria must be met:

  • Test format must be "O".

  • Student With Disabilities code must be 504, IEP or B

and

The following options must be blank:

  • ASL Video

  • Assistive Technology - Screen Reader

  • Assistive Technology - Non-Screen Reader

  • Closed Captioning

  • Spanish Transadaption of the Science Assessment

  • Text to Speech

[S_NJ_STU_X]SLA_HumanReader_Signer

Alphanumeric

2

CI

Unique Accommodation

Indicates whether the student with a disability or an English Learner student used an accommodation that is not listed in the PARCC Accessibility Features and Accommodations Manual, but is identified in the student's state-approved IEP, 504 plan or EL plan.

[S_NJ_STU_X]SLA_Unique_Accommodation

Number

1

CJ

Emergency Accommodation

Indicates whether the student incurred a temporary disabling condition that interfered with test performance, shortly before or during the NJSLA-S assessment window.

Valid values:

  • (01) - Human Scribe

  • (99) - Other

  • Blank

[S_NJ_STU_X]SLA_Emergency_Accommodation

Alphanumeric

2

CK

Extended Time

Indicates whether the student was provided extra time for the assessment.

Valid values:

  • (Blank) Not Needed

  • (Both) Multilingual Learner and IEP504 and/or 504

  • (IEP504) IEP and/or 504

  • (ML) Multilingual Learner

  • (EL) English Learner

[S_NJ_STU_X]SLA_Extended_Time

Alphanumeric

6

CL

End-Of-Record




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