New Jersey Science Education Leadership Association 

The New Jersey Science Education Leadership Association is dedicated to improving science education and leadership in New Jersey. NJSELA is fully affiliated with NSELA, meaning that New Jersey science leaders hold membership simultaneously in both organizations. 

NJSELA Executive Board
Meetings and Workshops
Certification Information
New Jersey State Science Standards
Other Science Organizations


HISTORY: In 1967, an informal meeting of K-12 science supervisors was called together by Don Peck of Scotch Plains and Fred Laspe of Millburn to discuss mutual concerns. This led to a formal organizational meeting in 1968 in Trenton in the office of Ken Fowler, State Consultant in Science. The organization was named the New Jersey Science Supervisors Association. Twenty four founding members attended with Don elected as the first President of NJSSA. Dues were set at $2.00. The rest is history.

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NJSLA-SCIENCE PRACTICE TESTS: The New Jersey Student Learning Assessment for Science (NJSLA-S) measures student proficiency with the New Jersey Student Learning Standards for Science. The science standards require assessment tasks that examine students’ performance of scientific and engineering practices in the context of crosscutting concepts and disciplinary core ideas. The three-dimensional nature of the standards requires more complex assessment items and tasks. Click here for the link to the Practice Tests.

NJSELA SUPERVISOR MENTORING PROGRAM: Heading a science department is a big job. Ever feel like you are going it alone? Don't! Sign up for NJSELA's Supervisor Mentoring Program! This is a program with the intention of partnering veteran science supervisors (or those with science supervision responsibilities) with "new" (<3 yrs) people in the role - but it is really open to anyone who wants to make connections and have a go-to group for helping with the issues we encounter, big and small. Interested? Contact Eric Siegel, [email protected]