NJ ASK Parent Letter–Grades 3 & 4

             Newell Elementary School

   27 High Street ~ Allentown, New Jersey 08501 ~ Main Office: (609) 259-7292

      Kelly Huggins                                   Tara Silva

      Principal                                          Vice Principal


                                                                                                   September 2012

Dear Parent/Guardian:


Enclosed please find your child’s Individual Student Report for the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge or NJ ASK. The NJ ASK was administered in May 2012 and used to assess 3rd grade students’ understanding of Language Arts Literacy and Mathematics and 4th grade students’ understanding of Language Arts Literacy, Mathematics, and Science. This report provides your child’s scores in each of those areas as well as a comparison with statewide mean scores.


The NJ ASK reports performance as scale scores within a range of 100 to 300. 

Proficiency levels are outlined below.


Scale Score

Level of Performance

250 and above

Advanced Proficient



199 and below

Partially Proficient


If your child scored in the “Advanced Proficient” or “Proficient” range, he or she has met the state standard for that content area.  Scores below 200 indicate your child has not yet met the state standard for proficiency. Any “partially proficient” score will be carefully reviewed within the context of your child’s day-to-day classroom performance. As a result, he or she may be recommended for some type of added instructional support.


Please review your child’s score report carefully.  Should you have any questions about it, please reach out to your child’s teacher or contact me directly.  Also please note, that a full Achievement Report will be presented to the school board in November and then posted on the district website.




 Ms. Silva

 Vice Principal