On Sept. 17, 2018, NJ Left Behind published a joint statement from JerseyCAN and Better Education for Kids regarding legislative hearings on the future of PARCC, and Department of Education proposals to phase out standardized exams:

Eliminating tests without already having a high-quality objective tool to assess students’ college and career readiness in place is a piecemeal approach that will lead to confusion in the field. More importantly, it robs parents of a critical tool that can help them measure their children’s academic performance as compared to their peers. New Jersey should not strive to reduce testing to meet the bare minimum required under federal law.

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