PARCC Assessment Overview, Test Dates & Resources

    The PARCC assessment is a test of the New Jersey Student Learning Standards in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics. Due to the alignment of our district ELA and Mathematics curriculum with these standards, the content and skills assessed by the PARCC are familiar to our students. Our students also receive PARCC assessment practice in their PARCC-tested courses. Each year, we work to fulfill our mission of exceeding the expectations of state-adopted standards through the use of rigorous curriculum and classroom instruction.

    As required by state law, all 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students, as well as seniors enrolled in 9th, 10th, or 11th grade English, will be administered the PARCC in English Language Arts (ELA) as listed below. In addition, students in grades nine through twelve enrolled in Algebra I, Geometry, Intro to Algebra II, and Algebra II will take the PARCC assessment in those courses. Intro to Algebra II students will take the Algebra I PARCC. Students who “doubled up” in math by taking Geometry with Algebra I or II will not take the Geometry assessment.

    The Lenape Regional High School District’s Spring 2018 PARCC testing will only occur during the morning wheel, and all classes will rotate in the afternoon. Community Lunch and Learn will occur from 11:45 am to 12:35 pm (Lenape, Cherokee and Seneca) and 11:35 am to 12:25 pm (Shawnee) each day of testing. Students, especially those with medical concerns, need to adjust accordingly to the change in their lunch times. No science labs will occur on testing days. Students absent any day of their tests will be scheduled for make-up testing the following week.

    The PARCC tests will be administered between April 23 and May 23 on dates to be shared soon. All students will report to each day’s regular scheduled first class (e.g. Class 2 on a Day 2) at the regular time (7:30 am at Lenape, Cherokee and Seneca, and 7:20 am at Shawnee). After daily attendance, students will report to their testing room if testing, stay in their first class, or be instructed where to report. The school day ends at the regular time (2:27 pm at Lenape, Cherokee and Seneca, and 2:17 pm at Shawnee). Students will receive testing details, including their testing times and rooms, by Thursday, March 23rd. All students need to bring wired headphones or earbuds for all testing sessions and a graphing calculator for all Math testing sessions. Students are to leave all electronic devices and watches in their lockers before reporting to testing rooms. Students who bring cellphones or watches to testing rooms will be instructed to put them in their bags against the walls of the rooms. Every testing room has a clock, and the test proctors will tell the students how much time is remaining at regular intervals.

    As always, it is advisable to get a good night’s sleep and eat a healthy breakfast before testing. Thank you for your support in making your student’s testing experience as successful as possible.