NJ schools take the PARCC test for a test-drive

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Working with laptops, tablets and desk-top computers, 46 seventh graders from Roxbury spent the last week of March testing a new computer-based math exam that will be given to most New Jersey students next spring.

The Roxbury students are a part of a statewide effort to test drive the math and language arts sections of the new Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, a more difficult test that will be replace the NJASK and HSPA exams now given to students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 each spring.

Several hundred districts in New Jersey volunteered to try out PARCC test during a four-week window that began March 24. The scores will not count.

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