New Jersey State Assessments
Governor Phil Murphy has called on the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) to transition away from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and to improve upon New Jersey’s system of statewide assessments. This report describes the process of fulfilling that promise, driven by the NJDOE’s guiding principles of maintaining high academic standards for all students and implementing education policies in an inclusive and collaborative manner.
In May and June of 2018, the NJDOE staff conducted its first phase of outreach. They worked with stakeholders to identify the changes that should be recommended or implemented immediately and to establish a clear direction for long-term improvements. During this time, NJDOE staff held approximately 75 in-person sessions, three live webinars, and heard from more than 2,300 students, teachers, school and district leaders, educational advocates, and community leaders. Read more....
Transition to the Next Generation of Statewide Assessments
The NJDOE recognizes that healthy students are better learners. The department supports school health policies and practices that address the physical, social, and emotional needs of students. Recognizing that education cannot achieve this alone, the department works with other state agencies to support the implementation of statutes and regulations designed to promote student and staff wellness. In collaboration with school health experts, the department identifies promising practices and research to support school health programs. Read more ...
Keeping Our Kids Safe, Healthy & In School