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PARCC Information Letter


March 2018

 

Dear Families,

 

The Millburn Township Public Schools will soon begin to administer the state-mandated PARCC assessment in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics in grades 3-11. Specific details about the schedule for each grade-level can be found on our district website under the Curriculum & Instruction Departments page.  

 

The PARCC assessment provides information about student progress in relationship to the New Jersey Student Learning Standards. This information is useful for parents, teachers, students, and school administrators. As a parent, you can use the information you learn about your child’s performance to support your child at home and guide a discussion with your child’s teacher to identify what, if any, additional support is necessary in school. We can use scores and information from released testing items to help students identify and work on the areas where improvement is needed to ensure they are staying on track to be successful in the next grade. In areas where students excel, teachers can provide appropriately challenging work to ensure students continue to be engaged in school and advance their knowledge. Additionally, the PARCC is now a pathway for graduation for high school students. For more specifics on graduation requirements click here.

No single assessment can give a complete picture of achievement, but when it is combined with student grades and teacher reports, it can provide important information about student progress. You will be able to compare your child’s performance this year to last year’s and track your child’s progress over time.

 

We are committed to student achievement, and the PARCC assessment raises the bar for our students to ensure they are on the path to college and career readiness. We are confident that with the quality instruction delivered by our dedicated educators, and your support, our students can meet and exceed these expectations.

 

Please feel reach out to your child’s teacher or school administrators with any questions.

 

Thank you, 

Kyle C. Arlington

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction