Common Core

NJ struggles to address PARCC test opt outs
New Jersey does not have a statewide regulation for how to handle students who opt out of taking standardized tests like the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) exam. The chairman of the Assembly Education Committee said that is unacceptable.
What is Common Core?
Even though they're unsure about what it is or what it does, plenty of New Jersey residents have been quick to attack the Common Core education standards adopted by the state.
Why PARCC? NJ education commissioner explains
With all of the controversy swirling around the new Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) exams, many parents and teachers want to know why New Jersey decided to administer the exams in the first place. There are also many complaints about the Common Core curriculum…
Confusion about Common Core education standards
As students in New Jersey and around the nation get ready to take standardized tests like the controversial Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) exams, a new national survey by Fairleigh Dickinson University's PublicMind released Thursday reveals a lot of Amer…
What is the Common Core Initiative for Students?
You can ask school officials, teachers and parents about what the 'Common Core' is and you can receive 3 completely different answers. You hear the name and the term thrown around but it doesn't seem like anyone has a full grasp on what 'Common Core' is supposed to be.

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