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12-22-15 Education in the News



Star Ledger - Is PARCC a good test? See what teachers' study found

Adam Clark | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com 
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on December 22, 2015 at 10:15 AM

‘…While PARCC is not a perfect test, it is a step in the right direction, said Jeanne Muzi, an elementary school teacher in Lawrence Township Public Schools who participated in the study. 

"Students who take the PARCC are being asked to answer questions that entail a variety of levels of cognitive demand and require complex thinking skills," Muzi, the state's 2009 Teacher of the Year, said in an interview. "Regardless of the name of the test, isn't this what we want our students to be able to do?”… ‘





Star Ledger - A parents' guide to understanding PARCC scores

Adam Clark | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com 
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on December 20, 2015 at 7:30 AM, updated December 20, 2015 at 8:34 AM

TRENTON — After months of controversy, and even more months waiting, New Jersey parents this month are finally finding out how their kids did on the PARCC tests they took last spring. 

But what should parents make of the data?

Below, we've answered some of the most common questions parents have been asking. Start with the background of PARCC or click on one of the following topics to jump into the specifics…



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