The dates for 2017-2018 PARCC Assessments will be posted as soon as they are available.

  • 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 testing 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 testing 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.

    PARCC Testing Bell Schedule:

    The 2017-2018 PARCC Bell Schedule will be posted as soon as it's available.

    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.

    Please click to view: New Jersey High School Assessment Graduation Requirements


    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:

      questions about PARCC:

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