Below is the 2017 PARCC schedule. Please ensure that your child gets plenty of rest, eats a healthy breakfast and comes to school prepared to focus on the PARCC assessments.
PARCC 2016 - 2017 GRADES 9-11
|HEALTH SCIENCE ACADEMY & STEM ACADEMY|
|PARCC 2017 DATES||MARCH 27 - 31, 2017|
|PARCC MAKE-UP DATES||APRIL 3- 7, 2017|
|ACADEMY OF CULINARY ARTS|
|PARCC 2017 DATES||APRIL 3- 5, 2017|
|PARCC MAKE-UP DATES||APRIL 7- 7, 2017|
|PARCC TEST SESSION TIMES|
|Unit 1||Unit 2||Unit 3||Unit 4|
|ELA Grades 9-11||110 min||110 min||90 min||5 hours, 10 min|
|Algebra I||90 min||90 min||90 min||4 hours, 30 min|
|Geometry||90 min||90 min||90 min||4 hours, 30 min|
|Algebra II||90 min||90 min||90 min||4 hours, 30 min|
Why, What, and Who?
The federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) requires that all students be tested annually in English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics in grades 3-11. (Students in grade 12 will not take a PARCC assessment regardless of the courses in which they are enrolled.) This year New Jersey will be replacing the NJASK and HSPA tests with the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessments.
At the high school the tests are for specific subjects. Students are tested in the following classes: English 9, English 10, English 11, Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II. If a student takes Algebra I in grade 8, they will be tested in Algebra I (and will not be taking the other grade 8 mathematics assessment). Students enrolled in multiple math courses that have a PARCC assessment, will only take the assessment for either Algebra I or Algebra II.
The PARCC score report gives you a snapshot of how your child is progressing toward meeting grade-level expectations and mastering important skills, and shows where he or she excels or needs more support. This information, along with grades, teacher feedback and scores on other tests, will help give a more complete picture of how well your child is performing academically. Your student’s overall score (out of a possible 850) and performance level (1-5) gives a quick glimpse of whether he or she is on-track with grade-level expectations. Level 1 indicates the greatest need for improvement and Level 5 indicates the strongest performance.
PARCC Resources – click the links below
For Students and Parents – click the links below
The purpose of these tutorials is to demonstrate the navigation and tools available for computer-based assessments and the use of the test booklet and answer documents for paper-based assessments. The items appearing in these tutorials are samples used to allow students and educators to gain familiarity with the technology platform and paper-based format that will be used for PARCC assessments.