In just a few weeks, children attending public schools in Princeton and all across New Jersey will take the new PARCC tests (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers). In our state, the PARCC tests are replacing NJASK in fulfilling the federal requirement for annual standardized testing imposed by the No Child Left Behind legislation of 2001.
Kathleen Nolan Ph.D. is a lecturer in the Program in Teacher Preparation at Princeton University. Julia Sass Rubin, Ph.D., is an associate professor at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Policy at Rutgers University. They are volunteers with Save Our Schools NJ and have children attending Princeton Public Schools.
The Princeton Packet, Feb. 17