These online tests were designed to replace the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) and to match the content and skills outlined in the Common Core State Standards adopted by the State of New Jersey. The school and district’s performance levels, may look lower this year. These new tests were designed to measure student achievement against more rigorous standards. Therefore, these scores cannot be compared to previous test scores. Instead, they are setting a new baseline from which progress shall be measured moving forward.