Instructional Technology

PARCC Assessments

Once again, New Jersey students in grades 3-11 will be assessed this year in both English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics via online assessments created by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), a group of states working together. The assessments were designed to measure whether students are on track to be successful in college and their careers. 

Middle school students enrolled in Algebra I will take the Algebra I exam, rather than 8th Grade Math. In addition, students in grades 4 & 8 will still be assessed in Science via the NJASK paper test.

Students in grades 9-11 will be assessed in Algebra I, Geometry or Algebra II (depending upon course enrollment) via the PARCC and all students grade 9-11 will be tested in English Language Arts via the PARCC.  (Students enrolled in Biology will be assessed via the paper-based New Jersey Biology Competency Exam.)

  • HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS for the classes of 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. Click HERE.
  • District Assessment Calendar 2016-2017- Click HERE. 

PARCC Score Reports

... Parents will be receiving their child's PARCC assessment score reports from their local school district. These new reports look different, and have a lot more information than the reports from New Jersey's previous assessments NJASK and HSPA.

Here are some sample parent reports and a guide explaining the information on the reports, so parents can familiarize themselves with their child's new reports: Click HERE for more.

This is a great resource for more information about what your child's scores mean: New Jersey State Test Guide from Great Schools.org.  Just choose a grade level to begin.

 

Other PARCC Resources

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