On Oct. 3, 2018, NJ Left Behind published an article on PARCC exams in New Jersey—and how state leaders have compromised rather than eliminating the assessment. The piece includes a quote from JerseyCAN Executive Director Patricia Morgan:
Today’s compromise reduces the overall number of assessments while still ensuring that we are getting important data that will improve student outcomes and prepare students for college and the workforce. We applaud Senator Ruiz, Senate President Sweeney, Commissioner Repollet and the State Board of Education for carefully deliberating this important issue and keeping the focus on enabling greater student achievement and through data and assessments that can enhance educational outcomes. As we innovate to the next generation assessment it is critical that we keep our focus on reimagining an education system that puts every student, regardless of their zipcode, on the path towards success.