Senator Ruiz Looks Forward to Bringing Stakeholders Together on the Future of PARCC Testing

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TRENTON The Senate and Assembly Education Committees held a joint hearing today to discuss the future of PARCC Assessments, with testimony from the Commissioner of Education, Dr. Lamont Repollet, as well as other representatives from the Department of Education. Senate Education Chair M. Teresa Ruiz issued the following statement:

“Today’s joint hearing was a good beginning but certainly not the last conversation on how we move forward to raise the bar on school assessments and evaluations in the state of New Jersey. That is why I look forward to bringing together key stakeholder groups with the Department of Education to work together on determining the best course of action.

“Any changes made to assessments in the state must be thoughtful and, most importantly, data driven. We cannot simply roll back assessments. We need to do it in a way that continues to benefit all students, and raise our standards across the state. Working together we can find an effective and long term solution.”