On January 11th, the Christie Administration proposed new regulations1 that would:
Starting with current 8th graders
- Force students to take every high school PARCC exam in order to graduate, tripling current graduation testing requirements for many
- Override parental right to refuse PARCC, as of the 2016-17 academic year
Starting with current 7th graders
- Make passing PARCC exams a graduation requirement (New Jersey would be the only state to do so).
These regulations must be approved by the New Jersey State Board of Education before they can take effect.
The State Board will hear public comments on Wednesday, February 10th, from 2 to 5 PM, at the Department of Education’s Trenton facility (100 Riverview Plaza, Trenton, NJ 08610).
WE ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO ATTEND AND TO SHARE YOUR CONCERNS WITH THE STATE BOARD!
To do so, you must register here and indicate that you wish to testify on "Standards and Assessments." Spots are limited so please register as soon as possible.
Please keep your comments to a maximum of 5 minutes and bring 6 copies of your testimony with you to give to State Board members.
In person testimony is most impactful. However, if you cannot attend, you may submit written comments to: New Jersey Department of Education State Board Office, P. O. Box 500, Trenton, NJ 08625-0500.
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