PARCC Scoring Information for Parents
SCORING the PARCC Test: Information for parents
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a group of states that have collaborated to create high quality assessments in English language arts/literacy and mathematics in grades 3-8 and high school. The assessments give teachers and parents meaningful information they can use to support student success at every grade level and on their path to being ready for college and career by graduation.
The accurate and reliable scoring of PARCC assessments is critical to providing valid information about a studentís achievement and growth. PARCC states partner with a testing company, Pearson, which recruits and trains qualified scorers at the national and local level. Applicants complete a rigorous and selective evaluation, hiring and training process to qualify as PARCC scorers. Accuracy and consistency is monitored throughout the scoring process.
Who scores my childís PARCC exam?
How are scorers trained?
How is the PARCC test scored?
School Security Drills
NJ State Law requires schools to conduct school security drills of some variety once per month. This is in addition to the fire drills, we have been practicing each month for a number of years now. A school security drill is defined as an exercise to practice procedures that respond to an emergency situation including, but not limited to, a non-fire evacuation, lockdown, or shelter situation. We will holding school security drills monthly throughout the school year. If you observe these drills taking place, please do not be alarmed. In the event of an actual emergency, we will notify you through our Honeywell, reverse 911 system.
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Click here for an excellent article on "Strategies for Managing Your Child's Resistant Behavior" by John W. Maag.
Please take the time to read both documents.
Aggregated scores for Grades 3-5
Power Point presentations on Bullying
This folder contains strategies that you can help your child adopt when dealing with others who aren't nice to them.
Excellent article sent by the Community School in Paramus
Use these forms to report an alleged incident of harassment, intimidation or bullying
Article for parents on the NJ CCS
Information about the PARCC
A brief article from Allan L. Beane, Ph.D. that might be of interest to you.
For parents and teachers
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Similarities and Differences between Rough-and-Tumble Play, Real Fighting, and Bullying