More Testing Does Not Equal Higher Standards

We are all familiar with the adage, “You cannot fatten a pig by merely weighing it.” Despite this, policymakers in our state and throughout the country insist on focusing their…

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NJEA commends proposed reduction in state testing

NJEA commends the State Board of Education (SBOE) for its support yesterday of a proposal by the N.J. Department of Education (NJDOE) that will reduce testing at the high school…

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NJEA officers testify before SBOE commending PARCC changes

The State Board of Education held their monthly meeting in Trenton on Sept. 12, 2018. On the agenda was the discussion of several proposals from the New Jersey Department of…

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Murphy and Repollet slash PARCC percentage in teacher evaluation

Governor keeps campaign promise to parents, students and educators New Jersey Commissioner of Education Dr. Lamont Repollet today announced that PARCC scores will account for only five percent of a…

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Stakeholder Perspectives on PARCC

On April 27, 2018, New Jersey Commissioner of Education Dr. Lamont Repollet and the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) released a statewide broadcast calling for public input to inform…

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Gov. Murphy keeps pledge to scale back testing

At its July 11 meeting, the New Jersey State Board of Education will have its first discussion of regulations to transition from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College…

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PARCC needs more than a name change

It's been a four-year experiment that started failing before it ever began. PARCC tests have done little more than cause headaches and undue stress for parents, students and educators. Before…

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Promising testing bill passes in Assembly

Pictured: Asm. Andrew Zwicker discusses A-4122 before the vote during today's Assembly session. From left: Zwicker, NJEA Director of Government Relations Ginger Gold-Schnitzer, NJEA Vice President Marie Blistan, and NJEA Secretary-Treasurer…

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