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New PARCC info

March 2018

 

Dear Parent/Guardian,

 

This year New Jersey will again be administering the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) as the statewide assessment for all students enrolled in grades three through eleven. This is a computer-based test that will assess your child’s knowledge of the curriculum standards in two areas – Mathematics and Language Arts.

 

This streamlined schedule was designed to maximize instructional classroom time and minimize test taking time.  This is a computer administered test.  This schedule is subject to change.

 

High School LAL testing is scheduled for April 24th, 25th and Math testing April 27th, 30th.

 

Students will participate in testing with their grade level and/or subject area. PARCC assessments are scheduled in 2 1/2 hour blocks.

         

Students with IEP/504 accommodations may have alternate schedules based on specific provisions outlined in their IEP/504 plans. We are asking students to bring a book with them from their classroom library, media center, or home. If they finish testing early, they will be asked to read quietly until the end of the session.

 

HS Students: 12th grade Non-test takers will report to school by 7:43 and they will be dismissed at 12:15 each day. On Math testing days, Calculus and Pre-Cal students will report to school at 7:43 and stay for a full day.

 

Parent/student checklist for PARCC:

  • Get a good night’s sleep
  • Eat a healthy breakfast
  • 8th to 11th grade students must bring their charged iPads to school during testing
  • All students should bring their own ear buds/headphones for testing
  • Do your best on the assessments
  • Bring a book to read during free time

 

For more detailed information about PARCC testing, please visit:

https://parcc-assessment.org/parent-resources/

 

Thank you,

 

 

Marvin Tucker

Principal

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