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.)
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.