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
  • NJ ASK/NJBCT Combined DTC Training Video Is now Available in the DTC Online Training Presentation section. (click here for NJDOE April 7, 2017 memo)

    Due to adverse weather conditions, the NJ ASK/NJBCT Combined DTC Training was cancelled on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. The next session on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 was videoed for those who were unable to attend a live training session during the training week.
    If you were a mandatory attendee whose district was not represented at any of the training sessions, you are required to view this training video before April 28, 2017 and verify your training participation by completing and returning the NJ ASK/NJBCT DTC Training Video Verification Form.
  • 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
2017March 13-17, 2017DTC Training
2017Apr. 19 - May 5, 2017Authorization to Receive Secure Test Materials form available
2017Apr. 26 - May 3, 2017NJBCT test materials delivered to districts by courier
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