PARCC Assessments at Warren Hills
Our district hopes that you will find this website useful as you and your children prepare for the PARCC Assessments. We update these pages in a timely manner in order to provide the important information you need in order to achieve success on these assessments. Please use the menus on the left to navigate this site.
General Information about PARCC Assessments
New Jersey is a member of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) consortium, therefore all NJ public schools, including Warren Hills Regional schools, will be administering the PARCC Assessments in April 2017. PARCC will be administered to students in Grades 7-11. The PARCC Assessments test students' mastery of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts, Mathematics, and English Language Arts for History/Social Science and Technical Subjects. New Jersey adopted the Common Core State Standards in 2010.
It is the expectation of the Board of Education, Administration, and Faculty of the Warren Hills Regional School District that students in Grades 7-11 will take the PARCC Assessments for their grade level.
Important Bulletins About PARCC from the NJ and US Departments of Education
- Click here for clarification on the state testing requirements from the NJ Department of Education (NJDOE).
- Click here for information from the NJDOE on state mandated assessments. En español cliquea aquí.
- Click here for information from the NJDOE on state mandated assessments and English Language Learners. En español cliquea aquí.
- Click here for information from the NJDOE on state mandated assessments and students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). En español cliquea aquí.
- Click here and here for clarification on state testing requirements from the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE).
Information for the Classes of 2017, 2018, and 2019
New Jersey is in the process of phasing in the PARCC Assessments as a requirement for students to earn a high school diploma, and this phase in period affects students in the Classes of 2017, 2018, and 2019. During this phase in period the NJDOE has identified passing scores on the PARCC Assessments for the purposes of earning a high school diploma. Passing the PARCC Assessments is the most direct pathway to satisfying the NJDOE requirements to earn a high school diploma. Taking the PARCC Assessments each year prepares the students to find success on the high school PARCC Assessments.
The NJDOE has also identified passing scores on alternate standardized exams for the purposes of earning a high school diploma for those students unable to achieve the minimum passing score on the PARCC Assessments.
Please see this memo and this presentation from the NJDOE for the latest information on the PARCC Assessments and the testing requirement for a high school diploma.
Students unable to meet the minimum passing scores on PARCC Assessments or the alternate assessments will need to complete the NJDOE Portfolio Appeal. When the NJDOE releases information on the Portfolio Appeal Process for 2017 it will be updated on the menu to the left.
PARCC Assessment Contacts
Interim Director of Guidance & District Test Coordinator
Director of Special Services
Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Supervisor of Fine Arts, and Physical Education and Health, and World Languages
Supervisor of English and Social Studies
Supervisor of Mathematics and Science
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