Official: School Superintendents Blindsided By PARCC Social Media MonitoringThe New Jersey Education Department says it will do a review to make sure that students' privacy is not compromised by Pearson, the standardized testing firm monitoring social media.
Report: Education Company Monitoring Social Media Accounts Of Common Core Test TakersA spokesperson for the testing company, Pearson, confirmed to The Washington Post that it will alert states when it finds test questions being posted publicly to the Internet, saying security maintains fairness for students as well as the integrity of the results.
Gov. Christie Defends Budget Plan, Urges Parents To Not Opt Out Of PARCC During Town Hall EventGov. Chris Christie says the state would have to raise taxes to afford paying a court-mandated amount into the pension system for public sector employees.
PARCC Testing Begins In School Districts Across New JerseyStudents in grades three to 11 are taking the new Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC exams, this month and again at the end of the school year.
Some NJ Parents Fear Consequences If Students Opt Out Of PARCC ExamsAn unprecedented number of students are opting out of standardized tests. But parents may not be aware of the consequences for refusing the PARCC test.
NJ Assembly Votes To Halt Use Of Standardized TestsThe New Jersey State Assembly voted Monday to curtail the use of a controversial standardized test in the state’s schools, following a litany of concerns from parents.
CBS2 Exclusive: N.J. Education Chief Says Controversial Exam Is Good For StudentsSome New Jersey parents have come out so strongly against a new computer-based math and language arts test that they have refused to allow their children to take the exam – but state education officials have rushed to its defense.
New Jersey Parents Say Their Kids Won't Be Taking New PARCC Proficiency ExamA math and language arts test has been causing controversy in the state of New Jersey, with some parents refusing to allow their kids even to take the exam.
New Jersey Announces New High School Graduation ExamNew Jersey education officials say the state will start using a new test as a high school graduation requirement for the class of 2016.