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Assessment

Assessment / Subject Area

Grades Covered

Administration Date/Time

Graduation Requirement

Results Available

PARCC ELA & MATH

3 – 8

April 23 – 25, 27 & 30, 2018

May 1 – 2, 2018

NA

September, 2018

 

 

NJASK Science

4 & 8

TBD

NA

September, 2018

CogAT

2

Week of March 5, 2018

NA

June, 2018

Achieve3000

4 – 8

Fall / Winter / Spring

NA

Fall / Winter / Spring

SRI / SMI

3 - 8

Fall / Winter / Spring

NA

Fall / Winter / Spring

KEA

K

Fall / Winter / Spring

NA

Fall / Winter / Spring

Fountas & Pinnell

K – 5

Fall / Winter / Spring

NA

Fall / Winter / Spring

Aimsweb

1 – 2
K-8 BSI and SPED only

Fall / Winter / Spring

NA

Fall / Winter / Spring

 

PARCC

"The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a consortium of states working together to develop a common set of K-12 assessments in English and math anchored in what it takes to be ready for college and careers. These new K-12 assessments will build a pathway to college and career readiness by the end of high school, mark students’ progress toward this goal from 3rd grade up, and provide teachers with timely information to inform instruction and provide student support. The PARCC assessments will be ready for states to administer during the 2014-15 school year. "

—PARCC Consortium

In the spring of every school year, students in grades 3 through 8 are administered the PARCC assessment.  This assessment replaced the NJ ASK in the areas of English language arts and math.

The assessments are scored on levels one through five.  Individual states set proficiency levels and the New Jersey Department of Education set the bar high, with scores in levels four and five range considered meeting or exceeding expectations.  

Once score reports are received they are analyzed in our district to identify strengths and areas needing improvement.  There is a marked improvement in the information both teachers and parents will receive in relation to student performance.  It is important to note, however, that the PARCC report is a snapshot of performance.  We obtain a fuller picture of your son or daughter as a learner through combining these results with data such as classroom performance and report card grades.

To learn more about the PARCC assessment and why our students take this assessment, please take time to view this video explanation and supporting documents.

PARCC Video Explanation

Setting a New Baseline  

What does this next generation assessment look like?

Want to test you skill at this new type of assessment? Try a practice test in order to become familiar with the online format and the types of questions students face on next generation assessments.

English Language Arts Practice Test

Mathematics Practice Test

As a parent, how can I use these scores to help my child?

This brief video explanation will guide you thorough the report and will provide resources you can use to assist your child with learning.

Understand the Score

What resources are available to parents?

Be a Learning Hero   Helpful tools to support your child's learning at home in English Language Arts and Math, as well as links to great resources.

National PTA Parent Playbook Assisting parents with the development of their child from preschool through high school

Why some kids struggle and how you can help . Support for parents for kids who struggle

Other relevant resources

​Links to past presentations