PARCC

2016-2017 PARCC ASSESSMENTS:

The PARCC Assessments will be administered at Hunterdon Central from May 12, 2017 through May 30, 2017.


  • Students in 9th, 10th and 11th grade will take the PARCC English Language Arts test during three of their regular English class's meeting times within those dates. The course teacher will notify students of their class's exact test dates.

  • Every student in Algebra 1, Geometry and Algebra 2 will take the PARCC Math test during three of their regular Math class's meeting times within those dates. The course teacher will notify students of their class's exact test dates.

New Jersey does not currently have an opt-out policy. Students are expected to participate in state assessment programs, as per the provisions under No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and New Jersey Administrative Code (N.J.A.C.), and as advised by the Executive County Superintendent's Office.

Refusal to test will not result in disciplinary action by the District, but may jeopardize a student’s ability to fulfill all New Jersey Department of Education requirements for graduation (see "Graduation Testing Requirements for the State of New Jersey" posted below).

Students refusing to test must be coded and reported as such, per the State-issued test administrator’s manual. Parents who wish to have their child/children refuse to test must inform the principal, via writing, of this refusal to test. Students refusing to test must submit a signed PARCC Refusal to Test form. Students refusing to test may sit quietly and read during testing.

Please note: these students will be required to meet the State graduation requirements by passing one of the alternative testing options listed below.

Graduation testing Requirements for the State of New Jersey:

Pursuant to federal requirement N.J.S.A. 18A:7C-1, the New Jersey Commissioner of Education, with approval of the State Board of Education, is required to establish a program of standards for graduation from secondary school, and such a program shall include, “the development of a Statewide assessment test in reading, writing, and computational skills to be administered to all secondary school pupils”.  The assessment for the class of 2016 is the PARCC, Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers.

On January 8, 2016, the New Jersey Department of Education released the following chart of graduation testing requirements:

PARCC ELA Grade 9 >= 750 (Level 4) or

PARCC Algebra I >= 750 (Level 4) or

PARCC ELA Grade 10 >=750 (Level 4) or

PARCC Geometry >= 725 (Level 3) or

PARCC ELA Grade 11 >= 725 (Level 3) or

PARCC Algebra II >= 725 (Level 3) or

SAT Reading* >= 400 or

SAT Math* >= 400 or

ACT Reading or ACT PLAN Reading >= 16 or

ACT or ACT PLAN Math>= 16 or

Accuplacer Write Placer >= 6 or

Accuplacer Elementary Algebra >= 76 or

PSAT10 Reading or PSAT/NMSQT Reading** >=40 or

PSAT10 Reading or PSAT/NMSQT Reading*** >=22 or

PSAT10 Math or PSAT/NMSQT Math**>= 40 or

PSAT10 Math or PSAT/NMSQT Math*** >=22 or

ACT Aspire Reading >= 422 or

ACT Aspire Math >= 422 or

ASVAB-AFQT Composite >=31 or

ASVAB-AFQT Composite >=31 or

Meet the Criteria of the NJDOE Portfolio Appeal

Meet the Criteria of the NJDOE Portfolio Appeal

Note: * SAT taken prior to March 2016; ** PSAT taken prior to October 2015; ***PSAT taken after October 2015. The College Board will establish new ‘threshold scores’ in May 2016 for the new SAT.

Spring 2016 HCRHS PARCC Scores:

Individual Student PARCC Score Reports for the assessments taken in Spring 2016 were mailed to student homes the week of September 5, 2016, with a letter explaining the results.

Click to view: Letter on Individual Score Reports (English)
Click to view: Letter on Individual Score Reports (Spanish)

This letter from Supervisor of Counseling Services Dana Kurilew was mailed with Individual Score Reports.

Click to view: Understand the Score Website
This website provides valuable information on how to understand and interpret PARCC scores.

Average 2016 PARCC scores for Hunterdon Central, the State of New Jersey, and all PARCC States will be posted as soon as they are available.

If you have any questions about a student's Individual Score Report, please contact your counselor. Counselor contact information can be found here

 

Remedial Actions:

Hunterdon Central offers additional test options for alternate assessments, in the event that a student does not receive a passing score on PARCC tests. Please note that students in this position will receive emails and letters about their status, with information about alternate assessment options. 

Students who do not pass an alternate assessment before semester two of a school year will be placed into a mandatory portfolio process, which will impact a student's schedule, is quite lengthy, and may require over 8-9 working sessions before a student achieves the required result. 

Any student who has questions or concerns about graduation elegibility status, please contact your counselor immediately.

Additional Information on PARCC:

Featured Videos:

Click on the link to view PARCC Test Tips from Supervisor of English Brendan McIsaac and Supervisor of Mathematics Edward Brandt.

Click to view a video of:Tips for Taking the English PARCC Tests.

Click to view a video of:  Tips for Taking the Mathematics PARCC Tests.

questions about PARCC:

If you have questions about the PARCC test, please email: 

testing@hcrhs.org