Poll: Should Students Have to Pass PARCC to Get Their 2016 Diplomas?

NJ Spotlight | March 17, 2016 | Polling
PARCC has been a problem all along. Is it fair to make it a graduation requirement for current high-school seniors?

The Education Law Center and at least a few school districts are urging New Jersey officials to rescind the decision to require the class of 2016 to pass the controversial Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers tests in order to graduate.

ELC data shows that more than half of the current 12th grade class of 95,000 either did not take the PARCC language arts test — a math test is also required — or did not pass it. While most likely they will be able to use another test score to prove they deserve a diploma, there could be thousands who cannot graduate this year as a result, ELC officials warn. It’s why they have filed suit against the state Department of Education.