Your source for information about state testing assessments and the instruction that connects to it.

NJSLA Resources for Parents

Did you know that parents can view actual PARCC test items from the 2015 test?

Almost 850 of the test questions are online in the Partnership Resource Center. This guide will help you navigate the questions and related materials, which include sample student responses to open-ended test questions with annotations explaining why they earned the score they received.

Your Guide

Open this brochure to learn about the features that are available to students when they are taking the PARCC assessment

Parent PARCC Accessibility Brochure

Open this brochure to learn about special accommodations for students with IEP’s or 504′s

Parent PARCC Brochure for Students with Disabilities

PTA Resources are available below.

PTA Assessment Factsheet FINAL (1)

PTA Parent Guide to Assessment_NJ

Webinar: How Different Can a Test be-   Note, the samples provided in this Webinar are taken from the higher grades, but the explanation of the changes from NJ ASK to PARCC are helpful to parents of students at all grade levels.

The National PTA has adopted a position statement on Student Assessment and Opt-out policies.  Clicking on the embedded link at this site will take you to the position statement.  On that screen, there are additional links that provide guidance to parents.

Below are links to helpful information for parents

PARCC Online

Sample Test Items

Practice Tests

“PARCC Parent Checklist: 5 Ways to Help Your Child”

“Results of Independent Studies Measuring the Educational Value of the PARCC Assessment”