|Assessment||Administration Date/Time||Grades Covered||Requirement||Results Available|
|ACCESS (ESL)||Online Administration
March 6 - 10, 2017
|TBD||NJ State Requirement||September 2017|
May 1 - 5, 2017
|3rd||NJ State Requirement||September 2017|
April 24 - 28, 2017
|4th||NJ State Requirement||September 2017|
March 27 - 31, 2017
|5th||NJ State Requirement||September 2017|
April 3-5; 19 - 21, 2017
|6th||NJ State Requirement||September 2017|
|NJASK Science||Paper Administration:
|4th||NJ State Required Assessment||September 2017|
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.
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:
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).
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.