District Assessment Calendar

In addition to the NJ Student Learning Assessments (NJSLA) that all public schools are required to give in grades 3-8, the Haledon School District also measures student improvement using two other methods:  LinkIt Benchmarks and F&P Reading Levels.  These are not used for grading purposes, but rather to help teachers plan instruction that meets each student's particular needs throughout the year.
Click the link below to find the scheduled assessments for HPS students.



LinkIt! Benchmark Assessments are administered three times throughout the school year to students in the areas of English Language Arts and Mathematics as a way of gauging students’ progress on select New Jersey Student Learning Standards.


Students in Kindergarten through grade 8 take the LinkIt! Benchmark Assessments.  Students in grades 2-8 take the 45 minute assessment on a computer, while our younger students in Kindergarten and grade 1 take a paper version supervised by their teachers.


These assessments provide immediate feedback and up-to-date student progress on reaching end-of-year expectations on select New Jersey Student Learning Standards.  These assessments are utilized as one of multiple measures to determine individual student growth and to inform teaching and learning.

Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Reading Assessment


Haledon Public School uses the Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System to determine each student’s independent and instructional reading levels.  Teachers work with each child individually to observe student reading behaviors and engage in comprehension conversations that go beyond retelling.  While it takes time to meet with every student, the connections made between student and teacher help to personalize instruction, pinpoint areas that need to be strengthened, and encourage students to examine their own progress throughout the year.


Students are evaluated three times a year to evaluate their progress and adjust instruction as needed.  You can go here to find out more about reading level expectations at HPS.