• NJ ASK 4 Science

    New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJASK)


    The Science  test measures fourth and eighth grade students' ability to recall information  and to solve problems by applying science concepts. The Science test assesses  knowledge and application skills in three clusters; each cluster contains  multiple-choice items and constructed-response items. The NJ CCCS numbers corresponding  to the three clusters are indicated in parentheses.


    • Life Science
                  Matter, Energy, and Organization    in Living Systems
                  Diversity and Biological    Evolution
                  Reproduction and Heredity
                  Natural Systems and Interactions
                  Human Interactions and Impact
    • Earth Science
                  Earth's Properties and    Materials
                  Atmosphere and Weather
                  Processes that Shape the Earth
                  How We Study the Earth
                  Earth, Moon, Sun System
                  Solar System
                  Galaxies and Universe
    • Physical Science
                  Structure and Properties of    Matter
                  Chemical Reactions
                  Motion and Forces
                  Energy Transformations

    Science items are also  classified and reported as either of the following:

    • Knowledge (Comprehension and Science,  Society/Technology), or
    • Application (Habits of Mind/Inquiry and  Mathematics).

    Manuals are located on  the https://www.measinc.com/nj/NJASK/Default.aspx  website.