The testing window for the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test opens across the state of New Jersey on April 4 and closes on May 13. During that period, all Mount Laurel students in Grades 3-8 will take the mandatory assessment. This assessment is administered on a computer. While the testing window is open for six weeks, students will test approximately eight hours during that time.
This is the second year of mandated PARCC testing in the state of New Jersey. Previously, our students took the NJASK Test for all subject areas. The NJ ASK will now be used only for Science and only in Grades 4 and 8. That test will be administered on May 25, with make-ups on June 1.
Our students have been familiarized with the use of the computer and the necessary functions required while testing. Each student will have to use headphones, which we are asking that they bring from home for health reasons. Any set of ear buds (must be double, not single) or headphones will suffice. They should be brought in a plastic bag and labeled with their name to leave in school for the testing period.The following resources are provided to help parents better understand the PARCC assessment and its impact upon students.