2014 Issue of New Jersey English Journal (The Classroom and Beyond) is Out!

2014 issue of New Jersey English Journal: "The Classroom and Beyond"
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Announcing Our 2015 Theme: The Role of Assessment

New Jersey English Journal, a peer-reviewed publication of The New Jersey Council of Teachers of English, invites you to share submissions on “The Role of Assessment.” We seek researched articles as well as personal essays and other creative responses that shed light on the many possibilities, topics, issues, problems and solutions related to assessment. Articles should relate directly to English Language Arts teaching and learning.


We invite you to respond to the theme of “The Role of Assessment” by considering such questions as:

• How can educators use assessment to foster learning?

• What role should, and can, assessment play in student learning?

• What types of assessment do you find to be particularly effective?

• What is the role of formative assessment?

• What is the role of summative assessment?

• When and how should assessment drive curriculum and learning?

• When is assessment helpful, and when is it harmful?

• Is assessment an important component of student learning?

• What is the value of self-assessment and/or of peer assessment, for educators and/or students?

• How might Common Core State Standards-based assessments (i.e., PARCC, Smarter Balanced) impact teaching practices and/or student learning?

• What about teacher assessment – and/or the impact of student assessment data in teacher evaluation?

• How can teachers and/or students make use of assessment data?

• What are the values of objective and subjective assessment?


In addition to submissions that respond to the theme, we also welcome general submissions and poetry. Submissions will be accepted between April 1 and December 15, 2014.


Submissions must use MLA formatting. All submissions will be reviewed by multiple members of our editorial board. Submitters will receive a response by February 1, 2015; journal will be released by April 1, 2015.


Send queries and submissions to journal editor Dana Maloney: dana.maloney@gmail.com.


About the NJ English Journal

New Jersey English Journal is a peer-reviewed publication of the New Jersey Council of Teachers of English. It publishes essays, notes, queries, book reviews, letters to the editor, poetry and visual art pertaining to the teaching and understanding of writing and literature. The NJEJ welcomes a variety of critical, theoretical and practical approaches.


SUBSCRIPTION: New Jersey English Journal is published yearly and distributed free to members of the NJCTE.* Individual issues may be purchased at a cost of $15 per issue, postage paid. Requests for copies of the recent issue may be sent to Dana Maloney, 18 Oxford Terrace, West Orange, NJ 07052.


SUBMISSIONS: Authors are requested to comply with the most recent MLA (7th ed.) style for citations.


*MEMBERSHIP: Membership is $25 annually, and runs from April 1 to March 31. Membership requests should be sent, payable to NJCTE: Joyce Washington, 35 Leonard Ave, West Milford, NJ 07480.


The NJCTE is a non-profit 501(c)(3) professional organization dedicated to educational and beneficial purposes. NJCTE fosters excellence in English language arts by helping develop academic and professional expertise in instruction at all levels, and by recognizing the worthy endeavors of students and their teachers.

For more information, please visit: www.NJCTE.com