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PARCC BRINGS MAJOR EXPANSION OF TESTING FOR NJ HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

The start of the 2014-15 school year has put the spotlight on the new Common Core standards and PARCC tests that NJ students will take next spring. But less attention has been given to the major increases in high school testing that are part of these changes. Current seniors will be the last class required to pass the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) to receive a diploma, a requirement that has been in place since 2003. Students traditionally took the HSPA as juniors, with retesting during senior year for those who didn’t pass the first time. Starting this year, freshman, sophomores and juniors will face six new high school tests as part of the PARCC exams.   Read More

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