•   Understanding PARCC

    The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a consortium of states that collaboratively developed a common set of assessments to measure student achievement and preparedness for college and careers.

    The PARCC assessments were created to measure students' ability to apply their knowledge of concepts rather than memorizing facts. The PARCC assessments require students to solve problems using mathematical reasoning and to be able to model mathematical principles. In English Language Arts (ELA), students will be required to closely read multiple passages and to write essay responses in literary analysis, research tasks and narrative tasks.

    The assessments will also provide teachers and parents with valuable information on student progress to inform instruction and provide targeted student support in school and at home. The PARCC assessments replaced NJASK English Language Arts and Math (grades 3-8) and HSPA English Language Arts and Math (high school) in 2014-15.

    For more information regarding the PARCC assessment, please click on the PARCC resources and links below.

    PARCC Accessibility Features and Accommodations for Special Education Students

    PARCC Parent Resources

    PARCC Privacy and Security

    PARCC Sample Tests and Sample Items

    PARCC Test Administration Policies

    PARCC Test Design

    PARCC Understanding Score Results