Partnership for Assessment of
Readiness for College & Careers (PARCC)
Students in grades 3, 4, 5, & 6 will take the PARCC Assessments in Spring 2017
school schedule will be available here at a later date.
On October 18, 2016, the Springfield Township School District PARCC Results for the 2015-2016 administrations were presented at the Board Meeting. Please click here to view the slideshow presentation in PDF format.
What is the
Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a
consortium of 23 states and Washington, DC working collaboratively to develop
the next generation of K-12 assessments to measure the Common Core State
Standards relative to student preparedness for college and careers.
PARCC consortium is currently designing common assessments for English Language
Arts and Mathematics that are anchored in college- and career- readiness. These
new assessments will build a pathway to college and career readiness by the end
of high school, mark students’ progress toward this goal from 3rd grade up, and
provide teachers with timely information to inform instruction and provide
states have committed to building a K-12 assessment system that:
a pathway to college and career readiness for all students
high-quality assessments that measure the full range of the Common Core State
educators in the classroom,
better use of technology in assessments, and
accountability at all levels
New Jersey State Board of Education adopted the Common Core Standards in
mathematics and English language arts/literacy in Spring 2010 . In 2011, New
Jersey became a Governing State and helped shape PARCC’s proposal for a common,
next-generation assessment system.
Can a student
“opt-out” of the PARCC assessments?
As stated in New Jersey Department of Education Commissioner David
Hespe’s October 30 memo, federal requirements mandate New Jersey develop a Statewide
assessment in reading, writing, and math, and that local school districts
administer these tests to all students in grades 3-12. In
accordance with the above, Springfield, like all NJ districts, cannot offer an
opt-out option for State mandated assessments. To help foster a positive
transition to these new assessments, Springfield Township School will
provide opportunities for families to learn about the proposed merits of PARCC
and the district’s plan to train staff, administer the assessments, and use the
results to strategically inform teaching and learning.
Please refer to
Springfield Township School's PARCC Procedures for District information.
PARCC for Parents
Oct. 30th Broadcast – Student Participation in the Statewide