• PARCC Results  
    Students who took the PARCC in the spring of 2017 should receive score reports via mail in early September 2017.  The score interpretation guide can be found here:  PARCC 2017 Score Interpretation Guide

    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/parents  
    About PARCC
    The PARCC is offered by grade level in Language Arts Literacy (9, 10, 11) and by course in Mathematics (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II). Seniors enrolled in a PARCC-eligible course must also take the PARCC test if they have not yet passed the assessment.
    Students in Algebra I Part II and Algebra I CPA/CPB will take the Algebra I PARCC.  (Algebra I Part I students will not take the PARCC until next year.). However, students enrolled in Algebra I Part I and the Title I Algebra Enrichment course at Morris Hills will take the Algebra I PARCC.   Students who are dual-enrolled in Geometry and Algebra II will take only the Algebra II PARCC.  Students in all other math classes will not take a PARCC assessment in Mathematics.  
    PARCC and Graduation Requirements 
    According to the Department of Education, students in the Classes of  2018 and 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.
    Qualifying scores on the PARCC and on alternative assessments can be found here:
    According to the Department of Education, students in the Class of 2020 (10th grade), must take and pass the ELA 10 and Algebra I PARCC exams, OR if students do not meet the qualifying scores for these assessments, they must take all PARCC assessments for which they are eligible (and earn a valid score) before they are permitted to use any of the substitute competency assessments (PARCC ELA 9 or 11, PARCC Geometry, PARCC Algebra II, PSAT, SAT, ACT, ASVAB, Accuplacer, etc.) or the Portfolio appeals process.  The passing scores for the PARCC and substitute competency assessments are the same as for the Classes of 2018 and 2019 above. 
    For the Class of 2021 (9th grade), students must pass the Algebra I PARCC and the ELA 10 PARCC in order to graduate from high school; they must also take all PARCC exams for which they are eligible.  Students who do not pass Algebra I and ELA 10 but have taken all PARCC exams for which they are eligible will have an 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 Literacy to develop the portfolio.  If a student has taken the Algebra I PARCC in middle school, those passing results will meet the high school graduation requirement.  However, students are still required to take the Geometry and/or Algebra 2 PARCC in high school, depending on their course placement. 
    If you have any questions about either the assessment or about accommodations for students with disabilities, please contact your child's guidance counselor or case manager.  Please note that the district is required to administer the PARCC to all eligible students in grades 9, 10, and 11, even if students have met the testing requirement for graduation through a previous PARCC exam, through an alternative assessment, or through IEP exemption.  Students who are exempt from taking the PARCC through their IEP will be given the Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) assessment in lieu of PARCC. 
    PARCC Sample Assessments and the Redesigned SAT 
    More information about PARCC and sample assessments can be found online at http://www.parcconline.org/assessments/practice-tests.
    Click below to see how the PARCC test compares to the redesigned SAT, which was offered for the first time in March 2016.  
    NJ Science Test
    The 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 30-31, 2018.   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 Alternative Proficiency Assessment (APA) in Science.