PARCC’s long goodbye won’t end standardized tests in New Jersey
Meetings and focus groups aimed at developing a new assessment will start in May. But PARCC will still be around next year, and a new test will replace it.
Murphy: We’ll cancel PARCC, keep ban on self-serve gas
Gov.-elect Phil Murphy revealed how he would like to handle two hot-button issues left over from the tenure of Chris Christie.
NJ students will have to pass this one test to graduate — Is that the right approach?
The controversy over the PARCC test has died down, but the test hasn't gone away. In fact, it's a looming headache for high school freshmen.
Putting PARCC in reverse, NJ lawmakers look to block graduation requirement
Lawmakers took a first step toward blocking New Jersey from requiring high-school students to pass the PARCC to earn a diploma.
State paid $1.4M for untaken tests after opt-out movement
State officials say New Jersey paid $1.4 million for PARCC tests that were never taken during the first year of the exams.
NJ civil rights groups file lawsuit challenging PARCC grad requirements
The lawsuit challenges state graduation regulations that require students to pass the PARCC test in order to obtain a high school diploma.
Should NJ wait for new governor, president before finishing new education plan?
A new blueprint for education in New Jersey is due by spring, though some question whether it wait for the state's next governor.
Assembly votes to strip PARCC scores from teacher evaluations
The full Assembly voted Thursday to stop evaluating teachers in part on the progress their students make in standardized test scores.
NJ lawmakers move to remove PARCC scores from teacher evaluations
Lawmakers look to abolish, or at least limit, the use of students’ scores on standardized tests in evaluating teachers – a key provision of the 2012 tenure reforms.
Union High School ‘sexiest’ teacher: The PARCC test is blackmail
Union High School teacher (and People's Sexiest teacher) Nick Ferroni joined me on air to discuss the nightmare we call the PARCC test.