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Chatham PARCC Test Scores Expected to Be Lower than NJ ASK

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham parents should expect lower scores than normal when they are notified of PARCC test results in the next week.

"The state has already released the state-wide results, which show a lower level of proficiency at every grade level in every subject than the proficiency levels for NJ ASK," Dr. Michael LaSusa, Chatham superintendent, said. "So, we're assuming, like all districts are, that the scores will be lower. Then we'll have to decipher and determine what that means. Hopefully, there will be some useful information that will help us improve teaching and learning."

Dr. Michael LaSusa explains how Chatham will answer parent questions about the PARCC scores

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Chatham is expected to receive its PARCC test scores, formally known as the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, in the near future and parents will be notified of the results, it was announced by LaSusa at the Chatham BOE meeting held Monday.

Gov. Chris Christie recently signed a new law that will prevent school districts from losing state funding because of low participation levels in PARCC testing. 

"It's going to be more difficult than it has been in the past to compare ourselves to other districts because every district had such a different level of participation," LaSusa said. "So for us, with the majority of our high school students refusing the test, it would be difficult to compare us to a high school where 95 percent of the students tested."

 

 

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