The NJ ASK (New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge) is a standardized test, administered by the NJ Department of Education, which is given to all New Jersey public school students in grades 3-8 usually during the months of March, April, or May to assess student performance.

What does it test?

The NJ ASK assesses student achievement in language arts, math, and science. This test is extremely important as it plays a vital part in your child’s placement in school. Therefore it’s always a good idea to start preparing for the test sooner than later.

How is it structured?

The NJ ASK has three major types of questions: (1) multiple-choice, (2) open-ended, and (3) short-constructed responses.

Dolphin Academic Prep offers personalized NJ ASK tutoring!

We believe it’s unproductive for younger students to feel intense pressure, stress and anxiety surrounding a standardized test. Unfortunately, there will be plenty of time for that when they’re in high school and beyond. For that reason, our private Dolphin NJ ASK tutors take extra care to foster a level of comfort and understanding during the tutoring sessions. Our tutors have experience working with a variety of age groups, so they know firsthand how 8-year-olds learn and react differently than 13-year-olds.

Our experience with the NJ ASK has enabled us to develop a highly effective approach for NJ ASK prep. In particular and in addition to developing the problem-solving techniques that are the crux of our test-prep tutoring, our Dolphin NJ ASK prep tutors also take care to emphasize the specific knowledge, concepts, strategies and skill sets required for success on the NJ ASK. We emphasize the kinds of problem-solving skills that will enable your student to effectively wrestle with unusual and/or unfamiliar question types.

Every student is different and therefore we believe it’s imperative that in order to maximize performance on the NJ ASK it is necessary to tailor the prep process to the individual student in an effort to develop the approach that best works for them.

Diagnostic, Evaluation and Practice
Before the first NJ ASK tutoring session, each student receives a diagnostic NJ ASK test. The diagnostic test gives the student an introduction to the test and NJ ASK test prep; it also allows for a baseline to be created. Moreover, based on the results, we formalize an evaluation that identifies the areas of strength, those areas that need the most help, specifies an optimal prep schedule, and sets specific goals. Throughout the NJ ASK test prep our Dolphin NJ ASK Tutors will continue to administer practice NJ ASK like questions so that your child becomes familiar with the format, style and speed of the test, so on exam day it minimizes any surprises they may face.

More information

A new science assessment is currently in development. The New Jersey Department of Education will align this new assessment with the newly implemented New Jersey Student Learning Standards in Science. As soon as information about this assessment is made available, the format and testing dates will get updated.

We are here to answer your questions, so give us a call or send us an email to see how personalized NJ ASK tutoring with a private Dolphin Academic Prep tutor can help benefit your student.

When is the NJ ASK offered?

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