Assessment
 

Assessment Name

Subject Area

Grade Level Tested

Number of Testing Administrations in District:

Testing Mode:*

Testing Time allotted per student **

Testing window***

Results Available to Districts
****

Information for Parents/Guardians Regarding the Assessment

PARCC

Math

3 through 8; Algebra I Geometry and
Algebra II

1 (Spring)

Computer

4 hours

 

Gr. 3-5 April 23, 24, 25, 27,30

May 1, 2, 2018

 

Gr 6-8 April 23, 24, 25, 27,30

May 1, 2018

****
Summer

PARCC Website

ELA 3 through 11 1 (Spring) Computer 4 hours

Gr. 3-5 April 23, 24, 25, 27,30
May 1, 2, 2018  
Gr 6-8 April 23, 24, 25, 27,30
May 1, 2018

****
Summer
New Jersey Department of Education Parent Resources  

NJ SLA-S

Science

5 and 8

1 (Spring)

Computer

Grade 5: 2 hours
Grade 8: 3 hours

May 7 - June 8, 2018

Summer

New Jersey Department of Education Parent Resources

CogAT

Learned reasoning and problem solving

2

1 (Spring)

Paper

2 hours

March 5-9, 2018

May, 2018

CogAT

Achieve3000

ELA

3 - 8

3 (Fall, Winter, Spring)

Computer

Approx. 30 minutes

September 22, 2017

December 4, 2017

April 20, 2018

Immediate
Fall / Winter / Spring

Achieve 3000

SMI

Math

3 - 8

3 (Fall, Winter, Spring)

Computer

Approx. 30 minutes

September 11-29, 2017
January 3-31,
018

May 1-31, 2018

Immediate
Fall / Winter / Spring

SMI

SRI

ELA

3 - 8

3 (Fall, Winter, Spring)

Computer

Approx. 30 minutes

September 12-30, 2017
January 2-31, 2018
April 30-May 18, 2018

Immediate
Fall / Winter / Spring

SRI

KEA

Kindergarten Entry Assessment

K

3 (Fall, Winter, Spring)

Teacher Observation

As needed

October 27, 2017
February 9, 2018
June 15, 2018

Immediate
Fall / Winter / Spring

KEA

Fountas & Pinnell

Reading

Fall / Winter / Spring

3 (Fall, Winter, Spring)

Individually administered

Approx. 20-30 minutes

Sept 11- Oct 13, 2017
Dec 18, 2017- Jan 19, 2018
Apr 9- May 4, 2018

Immediate
Fall / Winter / Spring

F&P

Aimsweb

Reading and Math

1-2 plus 2-8 BSI and SPED

3 (Fall, Winter, Spring)

Grade 1, Individually administered Grade 2+, Computer

Varies based on grade level and type of administration

Sept 11- Oct 20, 2017
Jan 16- Feb 16, 2018
Apr 30- May 25, 2018

Immediate
Fall / Winter / Spring

AimWeb Plus

AAPPL

Spanish reading, writing, speaking proficiency

7

1 (Spring)

Computer

4, 30 minute components

May, 2018

June, 2018

AAPPL

* Testing mode refers to how the student will be administered the assessment. The two types of mode are computer and paper and pencil; some computer-based assessments allow students to take the assessment using paper and pencil. Be sure to the inquire about the options if your son/daughter has a medical issue that would not allow him/her to take the assessment on the computer.

** 'Testing time' is the maximum amount of time allotted to students to complete the assessment. Most students finish well in advance of the allotted time.

*** The testing window is period in which districts administer the PARCC assessment; it is not the actual number of days it takes a student to test. School districts can choose which days within the testing windows that it wants to assess students. Please inquire with your district about the exact testing dates of the assessment.

**** This column indicates when the reports will be available to the district. The district will send out reports to parents as soon as possible. Please contact the district for further information.


PARCC

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