2017 NJ BIOLOGY COMPETENCY TEST

All David Brearley students who take Biology during the 2015-2016 school year will take the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) in May2017.

The NJBCT measures whether students have gained the knowledge and skills identified in the Biology section of the Science Core Curriculum Content Standards (CCCS). The CCCS, adopted by the State Board of Education, identify what students should know and be able to do at the end of various benchmark years. The NJBCT will help determine whether a student is making satisfactory progress toward mastering the biology skills.

All New Jersey public high school students, regardless of grade level, who are enrolled in a first-time biology course, or content equivalent, during the 2015–2016 school year, must take the test, regardless of prior testing exposure and experience. Additional opportunities to demonstrate proficiency will be provided for those students who do not pass the first administration of the test.

The test will be administered on two days, May 25 and 26, 2016. The make-up test dates are June 1 and 2, 2016. The timing of the test is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes each day.

PLEASE CLICK ON LINKS BELOW FOR PARENT LETTER AND STUDENT PREPARATION BOOKLET.
Your_Guide_to_the_NJBCT_2017.pdf
NJBCT_Student_Preparation_Booklet_2017.pdf