Council of State Science Supervisors
“The voice and vision of science education for the states”

New Jersey

New Jersey Department of Education
PO Box 500 
100 Riverview Plaza 
Trenton, NJ 08625-0500 

CSSS Member Information:

State Profile

Organizational Structure:

Local Control

State Education Demographics:

  • Number of K-12 Students: 1.4 million
  • Number of School Administrative Units: 600

Standards and Instruction Information: 

Standards Resources:  Curriculum and Instruction:

State Science Assessment Information:

  • Date Established: 1978
  • Given at what grades: end of grades 4 and 8; biology
  • Type of Assessment: Multiple Choice, Constructed Response,

  Performance Component

  • Time of Year: Spring

Assessment Resources:

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