PARCC Information
 

April 2016 marks the second year that New Jersey public schools are required by the Department of Education to administer the PARCC, a state-sponsored assessment that measures student achievement in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics.  Additionally, in the middle of the PARCC, Piscataway is being required to pilot a field test in ELA in grades 3-11.
 
The 2015-16 PARCC State Assessment administration windows are April 4 - May 13  for grades 3-8 and April 11 - May 20 for Piscataway High School.  If your child is being assessed, you will receive a letter from your school principal regarding your child’s scheduled test administration days during that window. 

These schedules have been planned to minimize, as much as possible, the impact on classroom instruction.
 
If any condition affects your student’s ability to take the test, please provide a hard-copy letter with your signature (no emails) to your student’s principal. This letter, with signature, is due to the high school no later than Wednesday, April 6. The high school letter must indicate which NJDOE approved alternative assessment your child has taken, with their score, or indicate which assessment your child will take in the near future. Click here for High School Graduation Requirements. Click here for update on NJDOE Agreement to Adopt Rules for New Graduation Testing Requirements.  

This letter will remain with your student’s academic record regarding state graduation requirements.  Students not participating in the PARCC assessment will report to an alternate classroom location (Piscataway High School ONLY) if the letter is received in the form requested and by the date requested.  If you have any questions, please contact principal, Jason Lester. 
 
If any condition affects your student’s ability to take the test, please provide a hard-copy letter with your signature (no emails) to your student’s grade 3-8 principal.  This letter, with signature, is due to grade 3-8 principals no later than five (5) days before the beginning of your child’s test schedule. Students not participating in the PARCC assessment should bring reading/activity materials for their use during the test administration. 
 
Further information about the PARCC assessment can be found below and in the Common Core Corner in this Parent Center.