PARCC Results Spring 2018Students who took the PARCC in the spring of 2018 should receive score reports via mail in early September 2018. The score interpretation guides can be found here: Parent Guide 2018 Math Parent Guide 2018 ELA
Parents/guardians can find more grade-level learning resources at the following websites:
· Video explaining the score reports: http://www.understandthescore.org/
· Additional resources for parents: http://www.bealearninghero.org/· New Jersey PARCC information: http://www.state.nj.us/education/assessment/parentsChanges in State TestingThe New Jersey Department of Education has recently announced proposed changes to the state testing program. At the October State Board of Education meeting, the following changes were proposed:Please note that these proposed changes have not yet been approved by the State Board of Education as of October 2018. This page will be updated when more information is available.NJ State Assessments and Graduation RequirementsAccording to the Department of Education, students in the Class of 2019 are required to demonstrate proficiency in Math and Language Arts Literacy through standardized testing in order to graduate. These standardized tests could be a passing score on one Math and one Language Arts PARCC (during grade 9, 10, 11, or any combination therein) or another standardized test, such as the PSAT, SAT, ACT, ASVAB, or Accuplacer exam. Students who cannot demonstrate proficiency through standardized testing (and are not exempt through their IEPs) by the end of their junior year will have the opportunity to submit a portfolio appeal to the NJ Department of Education and may be placed in an additional course in Mathematics and/or Language Arts to develop the contents of the portfolio. Graduation requirements for the Classes of 2020 and beyond are in the proposal phase and have not yet been finalized. Please read the updated Proposed Changes above. Please note that the original proposals submitted by the Commissioner in August have been substantially revised. We will continue to post updates as we receive them from the NJ Dept. of Education.If you have any questions about either the assessment or about accommodations for students with disabilities, please contact your child's school counselor or case manager. Please note that the district is required to administer NJ state assessments to all eligible students in grades 9, 10, and 11. Students who are exempt from taking the NJ State Assessment through their IEP will be given the Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) assessment in lieu of NJ State Assessment.NJ Science TestThe Biology Competency Test (BCT) is no longer being offered by the NJ Department of Education. The new state science test is called the New Jersey Student Learning Assessment-Science (NJSLA-S) and will be taken by all juniors on May 20-22, 2019. More details will be posted as they are received from NJDOE. Students who are exempt from taking the NJ Science test through their IEPs will be administered the Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) Assessment in Science.