March 23, 2014 at 6:55 AM
LIVINGSTON, NJ - Starting on Monday, several Livingston schools will be among the 1,200 across New Jersey field-testing the new online state exams that are part of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC).
The new tests are fully aligned with the national Common Core State Standard and will be administered statewide at every school in 2015. This testing is a change in the way New Jersey assesses how its public schools are performing and students are learning. For the first time, the tests will be administered entirely online.
Parents will be notified if their child has been selected by the State to participate in the pilot testing, via a notification from the school principal by the end of the week, which will include the dates and times for the pilot testing. If no notification is received, one’s child is not a participant in the PARCC pilot testing.
The schools participating in the pilot testing in Livingston are:
- Collins Elementary School – Grades 3 and 5 (only Math)
- Harrison Elementary School – Grade 4 (only ELA)
- Hillside Elementary School – Grade 3 (only ELA)
- Mount Pleasant Elementary School – Grade 4 (only ELA)
- Heritage Middle School – only Algebra I students
- Livingston High School – Grade 11 (only ELA) and Geometry students