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
  • NJBCT Alphabetical Student Rosters will be available online August 18, 2015 in PDF format. Remaining district and school level reports will be available online August 31, 2015. Individual Student Reports will arrive in districts the week of August 31 - September 4, 2015.
  • The 2016 versions of the Your Guide to the New Jersey BCT and Student Preparation Booklet have been posted online. Look below in the Documents and Downloads under the Biology Handbooks, Guides, Booklets section.
  • 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 NJSMART@pcgus.com or visit the NJDOE website at the following web address: http://www.state.nj.us/education/njsmart/sid/
Important Dates
AdministrationDateWhat's Happening
2015Aug. 18, 2015Biology Alphabetical Student Rosters posted on website
2015Aug. 31, 2015Remainder of Electronic Score Reports posted on website
2015Aug. 31 – Sept 4, 2015Individual Student Reports and Student Stickers arrive in districts
2016Sept. 22 - Oct. 23, 2015Online Material Survey (OMS) and Pre-ID Labels Are Active
2016Feb. 23 - Mar. 7, 2016Online Registration for Live DTC Training Sessions
2015Feb. 26, 2016Last day to get 2015 Biology E-Reports on the website
2016March 21-25, 2016DTC Training
2016Apr. 11, 2016Authorization to Receive Secure Test Materials form available
2016Apr. 18-22, 2016NJBCT test materials delivered to districts by courier
2016May 25-26, 2016NJBCT Regular Testing Dates
2016June 1-2, 2016NJBCT Make-up Testing Dates
2016June 6-21, 2016NJBCT test booklets picked up by courier
2016Jul. 1-29, 2016Record Change Roster (RCR) available
2016Aug. 18, 2016Biology Alphabetical Student Rosters posted on website
2016Aug. 31, 2016Remainder of Electronic Score Reports posted on website
2016Feb. 24, 2017Last day to get 2016 Biology E-Reports on the website