“Where Are Our Kids’ Test Scores: The Importance of Tracking and Addressing Learning Loss in New Jersey”


WHAT: JerseyCAN and Urban League of Essex County Host
“Where Are Our Kids’ Test Scores: The Importance of Tracking
and Addressing Learning Loss in New Jersey”

WHEN: Wednesday, November 30th at 7 pm.

WHERE: Register and Watch Online @ https://bit.ly/3V0KELZ

[New Jersey – November 22nd] – JerseyCAN, the only statewide advocacy organization in New Jersey committed to ensuring access to high-quality public schools for every child regardless of zip code, cultural background, and socioeconomic status, and the Urban League of Essex County, whose mission is to assist African Americans and other disadvantaged urban residents in the achievement of social and economic equality, announced today that it would bring together an all-star panel of statewide education experts on Wednesday, November 30th at 7 pm to explain the importance of New Jersey’s Statewide Assessment and how it can specifically serve as a needed instrument to track the significant learning loss that has severely affected every classroom in New Jersey since the first outbreak of COVID. Those interested in attending may register at https://bit.ly/3V0KELZ.

As of today’s announcement regarding the Forum, the State of New Jersey’s Department of Education has yet to fully release the 2021-2022 assessment scores from last Spring. During that time, independent analysis has shown an unprecedented decline throughout the state.

Moderated by JerseyCAN Executive Director Paula White, “Where Are Our Kids’ Test Scores: The Importance of Tracking and Addressing Learning Loss in New Jersey” will join New Jersey Senate Majority Leader Teresa Ruiz; New Jersey State Senator Vin Gopal, CEO and President of the Urban League of Essex County Vivian Cox Fraser, Vice President of Government Affairs at New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) Chris Emigholz, and Chief Executive Officer of Phillips Academy Charter School of Paterson Dr. Dowayne Davis, who recently testified before New Jersey Assembly’s Education Committee on the issue of learning loss.

“As the state, school districts, and families work to achieve learning recovery and acceleration throughout New Jersey, it is imperative that parents are provided the actual facts and the data regarding their children,” stated JerseyCAN Executive Director Paula White. “We must demand transparency – and we are not getting it from the New Jersey Department of Education. We are now almost halfway through the school year, and parents and education officials at the local level are still not being provided with basic information about statewide outcomes that could help strategize and inform. For the forum, we have gathered some of the state’s top education leaders to unpack how statewide testing works, why it’s important, and how this data could be instrumental in addressing learning loss.”


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