Murphy administration takes first steps in eliminating PARCC testing

Mar 8, 2018 by

On the campaign trail, Phil Murphy promised to end the state’s Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC, tests and requirement that students take an exit test prior to graduating high school.

Now, as students prepare for potentially the last PARCC testing this spring, Gov. Murphy’s new acting education commissioner, Lamont Repollet, is working on the first steps to transition to a new assessment system.

In a memo forwarded to chief school administrators statewide Tuesday, Repollet said he will form an advisory committee to explore new test options and initiate a tour of each county to hear from students and teachers.

He also indicated that graduation requirements would be included in the discussion.

Repollet noted, however, that the transition will not be immediate and will occur in a “thoughtful, deliberative process.”

“Developing the next levels of our ever-evolving assessment system requires a tremendous amount of collaboration and input from practitioners and experts,” Repollet said.

Source: Murphy administration takes first steps in eliminating PARCC testing – New Jersey Herald –

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