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Morris Hills Regional Board of Education Reorganizes, Updates District Parents on PARCC Scores

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DENVILLE, NJ-- The Morris Hills Regional District's Board of Education reorganized on Jan. 4 to kick off their first official meeting of 2016. The board was presented with information on PARCC scores from Dr. Nisha Zoeller, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction. 

Zoeller presented the scores for the entire district for the first year of PARCC testing. PARCC replaced the High School Proficiency Assesment, or HSPA and the NJASK. In previous years, Morris Knolls had a 99.5 percent pass rate in Language Arts proficiency, while Morris Hills was at 100 percent proficiency. 

The students in the Morris Hills Regional District passed the state average in the language arts piece of the exam, but were about even with the state average on the mathmatics portion of the test. However, the mathmatics portion of the test included Geometry, Algebra I, and Algebra II, some of which the students in lower grades have not been exposed to yet. 

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Zoeller also announced some changes to this years PARCC exam for the district. The exam will be given in one window, April 2016, in order to not interfere with the Advanced Placement Exams. AP tests are given in May and juniors devote their time to studying for those tests since they gain college credit for successful passing of them. Zoeller also noted that the PARCC and Graduation requirements will be everchanging as more time passes.

PARCC scores have been mailed home to all district parents. Within the envelope containing the students scores is also a letter that discusses how to read the score report and helpful websites to understand where your child stands academically. 

During the meeting as well, the board witnessed the swearing in of one newly elected member, Doug Brookes. Three returning board members were also re elected, Michael Bertram, Rob Izsa, and Mark DiGennaro. The team will hold their meeting on Jan 25 at 7:00 p.m.

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