Mrs. Christine Carlson
732-528-6400 ext. 200
Message to the Parents
From the Superintendent's Office
Dear Brielle Parents and School Community:
As most of you are aware, our students will be taking the new state assessment this school year. The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is an electronic assessment that will be given to all students in Grades 3-8. The PARCC replaces the NJASK at the elementary school level.
The PARCC will be administered during two testing windows. The first window will be the Performance Based Assessment (PBA) and the second window will be the End of Year Assessment (EOY). Like the NJASK, each testing window for the PARCC will last one week for 90-120 minutes a day. For your information I have included the PARCC testing dates and times:
2015 PARCC Administration Dates
Performance Based Assessment: Grades 3 & 4: March 2 – 6
Grades 5 & 6: March 9 – 13
Grades 7 & 8: March 16 – 20
End of Year Assessment: Grades 3 & 4: April 27 – May 1
Grades 5 & 6: May 4 – 8
Grades 7 & 8: May 11-15
2015 NJASK Administration Date
NJASK – Science: Grade 4 & 8 May 27
It is the position of the New Jersey Department of Education and the practice of our school district that all students who are present at school during the dates and times of the initial testing window will be expected to take the PARCC. The PARCC make-up will be available for students the week following their testing window if a student is absent from school during the initial testing.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the PARCC testing, please feel free to contact me or Mr. Sabia/Testing Coordinator. For more details, we encourage you to attend our “Night in the PARCC” meeting on February at 7:00pm in the Media Center.
Christine E. Carlson
732-528-6400 Ext. 200