Policy Initiatives

ELL  Exemption

All limited English proficient (LEP) students must take the New Jersey statewide assessments. The only exception applies to LEP students who entered the United States, as well as a language assistance program, after July 1 of the academic year in which the assessment will be administered. These students do not have to take the LAL portion of PARCC (grades 3-8) tests but must take the math and science sections. The exemption from the LAL test does not apply to high school students.