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Elisabeth Ginsburg, Executive Director
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Trenton, New Jersey 08608


2-3-16 PARCC Scores v Testing Mode...Newark Deficit, How It Was Addressed

Education Week - PARCC Scores Lower for Students Who Took Exams on Computers

  ‘…An NCES working paper released in December found that high-performing 4th graders who took NAEP’s computer-based pilot writing exam in 2012 scored “substantively higher on the computer” than similar students who had taken the exam on paper in 2010. Low- and middle-performing students did not similarly benefit from taking the exam on computers, raising concerns that computer-based exams might widen achievement gaps…’


By Benjamin Herold  Published Online: February 3, 2016


Star Ledger - How Newark schools closed a $65M deficit in 6 steps

 ‘…Cerf inherited a deficit of approximately $65 million, and immediately began strategizing on how to close the gap while minimizing impact on the city's already disadvantaged schools.

At a meeting of the city's School Advisory Board last month, Cerf announced that the once mammoth shortfall had been closed…’

By Dan Ivers | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com  on February 02, 2016 at 9:30 AM

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