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.)
... 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.