PARCC: A Five-Letter Word for Difference of Opinion in Education
State’s announcement of PARCC path to high-school diploma earns kudos and criticisms from teachers, administrators, legal experts
The Christie administration caused quite a stir this week when it announced that passing one of the new online PARCC tests could earn a high-school student his or her diploma.
On Tuesday, acting state education commissioner David Hespe, which will be in effect through 2018.
On Wednesday, the first questions -- and criticisms -- could be heard, with some asking if theto making PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) the only path to a diploma.
On Thursday, the state issued a second memo seeking to clarify its plans, while three of the state’s main school organizations released largely supportive statements. Nevertheless, the debate is sure to continue.
The following is the rollout of information from the department and others:
NJ Department of Education
NJ Principals and Supervisors Association
NJ Association of School Administrators
NJ Education Association
Education Law Center