NJ ASK 2012 Parent Workshop Mrs. Regina Haley – Vice Principal

Mrs. Regina Haley – Vice Principal
Dr. Lana Garris-Sha – Guidance Head Cluster
Mrs. Rose Capitano – Special Education Head Cluster
Mr. Ryan Winkelspecht – Math Head Cluster
Ms. Laura Stegmuller – Language Arts Head Cluster
Mrs. Diane Zamensky – Science Head Cluster
7th & 8th – April 23rd – 26th
Make up- April 30th – May 4th
6th – April 30th – May 3rd
Make up- May 7th – May 11th, 2012
» Gives feedback on students’ strengths and
» Tests the NJ Core Curriculum Content
Standards (NJ CCCS).
» Identifies strengths and weakness in school
» Evaluates how a student will do on the High
School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) -11th
grade graduation test.
»General Education
»Limited English Proficient (LEP)
»Special Education (SE) students:
(IEP accommodations, such as large
»Section 504: accommodations
based on students’ needs.
As a parent,
• Review your child’s accommodations for
state assessments.
• Talk to your child about the
accommodations and explain the
importance of taking advantage of them.
• Answer questions your child may have
about his/her accommodations. Contact
your child’s case manager or 504
coordinator with any questions.
» Support your child in all academic work.
» Help find your child an appropriate time and
quiet place to do homework.
» Provide a well-balanced diet and an
opportunity for plenty of sleep.
» Read to each other and engage in learning
activities throughout the year.
» Set realistic goals for the academic year.
» Work closely with the school and the teachers.
» Read the problem carefully.
» Draw a picture or diagram.
» Look for a pattern.
» Write a number sentence.
» Simplify the problem.
» Make a list or table.
» Check your answers to see if they are
» Know your math terms and definitions.
1) What is the result when you multiply the
Short-Constructed Response
numbers below?
10-2 × 101 × 10-3
2) Jill's lawnmower uses about 2 gallons of
gasoline in three hours. About how
much gasoline is used in 2 hours?
A. 1
C. 1
D. 1
B. 1
Multiple Choice
A traffic light on a busy north-south
street is programmed according to
this pattern: green for 4 minutes
followed by red for 2 minutes.
Mr. Gomez goes through this
intersection on his way to and from
work every day. Last week, he kept a
record of the number of times the
light was green (G) as he approached
the intersection and the number of
times he had to stop because the
light was red (R). His record is shown
Part A
What is the theoretical probability
the light will be green each
time Mr. Gomez approaches the
Part B
Does the number of times Mr.
Gomez got
a green light match what you would
expect for the way the light
is programmed? Explain your
» The Study Island New Jersey Standards Mastery and NJ ASK
Preparation Programs are specifically designed to help students
master the content specified in the New Jersey Core Curriculum
Content Standards. Study Island's focus on the NJ CCCS enables
students to improve their performance in all skill areas tested on
the NJ ASK .
Take the following steps to complete the login process into Study Island:
Go to www.studyisland.com
Username = [email protected] (example: [email protected])
Password = btfalcons
˃ Upon 1st login, you will be prompted to choose a new password. Please pick a
password you will remember or you may keep it btfalcons. You do not need to enter
your email address when typing in and conforming new password.
Any class assignments will be the first item you see upon login. To access other topics, click
on NJ Programs on the left hand side of the screen. Then proceed to click respective grade
to access grade level topics.
You will earn a blue ribbon for a specific topic if you are able to achieve a 70% or better. If
you do not, you will have to complete and pass a “building block” topic before going back
to the original.
» Speculative Writing Prompt:
˃ In thirty minutes, students are to develop a
story based upon a speculative prompt.
» Narrative/Persuasive Text:
˃ Students are to read narrative and
persuasive texts and answer multiplechoice questions.
» Open-Ended Questions:
˃ Students answer one or two questions
about the text in paragraph form.
» Persuasive Writing:
˃ In forty-five minutes, students write on a
persuasive topic using a five-paragraph
essay format.
» Your principal is asking students to think about all the
school rules. She would like students to identify any
school rule that should be changed. Is there a school
rule that you would like to have changed? Identify the
school rule and write a letter to the principal
persuading her that this rule should be changed.
» Writing Task: Write a letter to your principal stating
your opinion on a school rule that should be changed.
Be sure to use reasons, examples, and other evident to
support your position.
Tip 1—Read each question carefully
Tip 2—Take a close look at any visual information.
Tip 3—Use your understanding of science to eliminate
wrong choices.
Tip 4—Answer every question, even if you have to guess.
Tip 5—Carefully examine the diagrams and graphs that are
1. Amanda is not sick, but she is the carrier of a
disease allele. What is another way to describe her
a. Homozygous dominant for the disease gene.
b. Heterozygous for the disease gene.
c. Recessive for the disease gene
d. Homozygous recessive for the disease gene.
The answer is “B.” (Dd)
In your area of New Jersey, how do abiotic
factors change as the seasons change from
summer to winter.
As the seasons move from summer to winter,
New Jersey gets fewer hours of daylight, the
amount of cloud cover per day tends to increase
and the average temperatures drop.
Additional sample questions can be found at
» Evacuation procedure – safety of the student comes
first, students will close their test books and exit the
room. Return & resume testing with the same
amount of time.
» If a student is sick during testing, the student will be
escorted to the nurse. The student will complete the
sections during make-up week.
» Student is disruptive or attempts to cheat – Student
will be escorted to the Main Office. Student will not
return to the testing room that day. Student will not
receive credit for that section.
Thank you for joining us!

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