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 New Jersey’s next generation of statewide assessments.
This broadcast marked the first step of the transition away from PARCC, or Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, as promised by Gov. Phil Murphy.
The NJDOE subsequently scheduled approximately 70 events designed to capture public input throughout the state and via webinar.
The New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) partnered with the NJDOE to design, host, and facilitate four community meetings with NJEA members, educators, parents/caregivers, students, and other interested stakeholders.
Further, NJEA and the NJDOE collaborated on two in-school sessions with high school students to ensure that diverse experiences with PARCC were not merely represented, but influential to the future of statewide assessment.
The Stakeholder Perspectives on PARCC report presents the findings and key takeaways from these six events.
Read the report: Stakeholder Perspectives on PARCC