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PARCC Information
    LONG BEACH ISLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT
PARCC, NJASK & ACCESS (ESL) TESTING SCHEDULE  
2016-2017 School Year
 
Assessment Administration Date/Time Grades Covered Requirement Results Available
ACCESS (ESL) Online Administration
March 6 - 10, 2017
TBD NJ State Requirement September 2017
PARCC Online Administration
May 1 - 5, 2017
3rd NJ State Requirement September 2017
PARCC Online Administration
April 24 - 28, 2017
4th NJ State Requirement September 2017
PARCC Online Administration
March 27 - 31, 2017
5th NJ State Requirement September 2017
PARCC Online Administration
 
April 3-5; 19 - 21, 2017
6th NJ State Requirement September 2017
NJASK Science Paper Administration:
05/31/17
 
Make-up: 06/07/17
4th NJ State Required Assessment September 2017
 
ImageAll New Jersey public schools participate in an academic assessment known as PARCC,  This test will be given to students from grades 3 to 11. We have collected information that may be of interest to parents in the Frequently Asked Questions series below.

What is PARCC?                                                                                                                                                  
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a group of states working together to develop a set of assessments that measure whether students are on track to be successful in college and their careers. These high quality, computer-based K–12 assessments in Mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy give teachers, schools, students, and parents better information whether students are on track in their learning and for success after high school, and tools to help teachers customize learning to meet student needs. PARCC Homepage


What are the PARCC assessments based on?

The PARCC assessments are aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). These standards grew out of the bipartisan American Diploma Project begun in 1996 and were led by the nation's governors and education commissioners, through the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), who continue to lead the initiative. Writers of the standards included over 140 teachers, curriculum coordinators, program directors, school administrators, university professors, and industry professionals, guided by academic review and public feedback between 2009 and 2012. 

A Guide to Common Core

Common Core Home

How is New Jersey's Commitment to Higher Standards?

New Jersey has been actively engaged in the American Diploma Project Network since 2005, aligning its standards to the expectations of postsecondary education and employers.  The New Jersey State Board of Education adopted the Common Core State Standards in mathematics and English language arts/literacy in June 2010.  The state joined the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers in the spring of 2010, became a Governing State in the spring of 2011, and actively helped shape PARCC’s proposal for a common, next-generation assessment system.

Postsecondary Commitment to College and Career Readiness

The PARCC assessment measures real world skills that colleges value, like critical thinking and problem solving. That’s why all of New Jersey’s public two- and four-year colleges and universities have committed to participate in PARCC. They helped develop the assessments to ensure that it measures college readiness.

New Jersey’s college and universities will use those assessments as one of the indicators of a student’s readiness for entry-level, credit-bearing college courses – and because these institutions educate every freshman entering public colleges and universities in New Jersey, we’re ensuring that our students succeed.

What are the PARCC assessments like?

The 3-8 PARCC assessments will be delivered at each grade level and will be based directly on the Common Core State Standards.

The distributed PARCC design includes four components - two required summative and two optional non-summative - to provide educators with timely feedback to inform instruction and provide multiple measures of student achievement across the school year.

Summative Assessment Components:

  • End-of-Year Assessment (EOY) administered after approximately 90% of the school year. The ELA/literacy EOY will focus on reading comprehension. The mathematics EOY will call on students to demonstrate further conceptual understanding of the Major Content and Additional and Supporting Content of the grade/course (as outlined in the PARCC Model Content Frameworks [1]), and demonstrate mathematical fluency, when applicable to the grade.

The 3-8 assessments will include a range of item types, including innovative constructed response, extended performance tasks, and selected response (all of which will be computer based).

PARCC Practice Test

How will PARCC results be used?

Like all of the previous state assessments, performance results from PARCC will be published as part of the annual School Performance Reports which measure the relative achievement levels of NJ schools (in addition to other measures like budgets and staffing).  The PARCC consortia will use data from all testing states to make recommendations for performance levels (ex. Proficient, Advanced Proficient), though NJ has reserved the right to establish state-specific levels based on its own students.

In order to tie scores to performance reports, PARCC uses a district-generated ID number, student name, ethnicity, grade, teacher and the subject (ELA or Math). All other data about students is private and secure.

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