The 2016-2017 school year marks the third 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 is now used only for Science and only in Grades 4
Mount Laurel's PARCC Testing Window for this year is March 27 through May 17, however individual students will test only a small portion of that time. According to testing times established by the state, the maximum total testing time for students in Grades 3-8 for both Language Arts and Math is 9.5 hours this year.
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.