There are many very valuable resources available for parents to help understand the Common Core and the curriculum students are learning in Language Arts and Mathematics at each grade level.  The learn more about the standards and how you can help your child learn check out Great!Kids.

What is the PARCC?

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a group of states working together to develop a modern assessment that replaces previous state standardized tests. It not only evaluates a student's progress but also provides better information for teachers and parents to identify where a student needs help, or is excelling, so they are able to enhance instruction to meet individual student needs. 

Along with a new assessment, there are new scores and score reports shared with staff and students.  Information to help you understand your child's score report for the 15-16 school year can be found here. Understanding PARCC Test Scores

Testing will begin the fourth week of March, every effort is being made to consolidate the testing window further, to establish an understanding of the importance of the testing, and to minimize the time lost due to testing during the testing window.  Testing schedules are set by the building testing coordinator and will be shared with families in February.

Testing Times vary by grade and test and will be released to parents in February.

Test score results are considered for placement in Honors and AP courses and to identify students in need of additional academic support in the areas of Math and Language Arts.  These supports may include additional courses, RTI, and/or supplemental in class instruction. 

This assessment is required by the State of New Jersey and the Federal government.