New Jersey Biology Competency Test

Starting with the 2011 administration, the New Jersey End of Course Biology exam has been renamed to the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT).

Assessment Activities

Visit the Activities page to learn the details about what each activity link does and when it is available.

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What's New
  • All NJ ASK and NJBCT Nonscorable Test Booklets will be picked up by our courier June 13-29. If the courier is unable to retrieve your test materials upon arrival, your district will then be responsible for returning the test materials via FedEx or another trackable carrier at the district’s expense. MI will not schedule return trips by our courier. Please understand that no address changes or district closed date changes can be made at this time.
  • The Online Record Change Roster will be available to districts July 7 – August 4. All student demographic changes MUST be made prior to 11:59 PM August 4. NO CHANGES CAN BE MADE ONCE THE RCR HAS CLOSED. There are no exceptions.
  • The online versions of the May 2017 Your Guide to the New Jersey BCT and the May 2017 Student Preparation Booklet have been posted below in the Documents and Downloads section of this page for your reference. The printed versions will be shipped to your district later in the Fall 2016 semester.
  • Because of the limited number of NJBCT Performance Assessment Tasks (PAT) available for use, operational PATs for 2011 forward will not be released. The 2010 PATs are available in the ‘Documents and Downloads’ section below on this page.
  • SID (NJSMART) - for assistance with SID numbers, please contact the NJ SMART Helpdesk at (800) 254-0295 or e-mail or visit the NJDOE website at the following web address:
Important Dates
AdministrationDateWhat's Happening
2017Sept. 20 - Oct. 20, 2016Online Material Survey (OMS) and Pre-ID Labels Are Active
2017Feb. 14-28, 2017Online Registration for Live DTC Training Sessions
2017May 31 - June 1, 2017NJBCT Regular Testing Dates
2017June 7-8, 2017NJBCT Make-up Testing Dates
2017June 13-29, 2017Courier picks up NJ ASK and NJBCT secure nonscorable test booklets together
2017Jul. 7 - Aug. 4, 2017Record Change Roster (RCR) available
2017Aug. 24, 2017Biology Alphabetical Student Rosters posted on website
2017Sept. 06, 2017Remainder of Electronic Score Reports posted on website
2017Sept. 5-8, 2017Individual Student Reports and Student Stickers arrive in districts
2017Dec. 29, 2017Last day to get 2017 Biology E-Reports on the website