The use of test scores in teacher evaluations continues to be a controversial issue in many states, and New Jersey could soon agree to reduce the weight of PARCC scores in the 2015-16 evaluations.
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April 29, 2015
April 17, 2015
The New Jersey Department of Education calculated opt-out rates for state exams for the first time but the figures released this week are preliminary.
April 16, 2015
New Jersey has attracted a fair bit of media attention over the opt-out issue, but getting hard-and-fast numbers about opt-outs can be a difficult exercise.
April 10, 2015
The New Jersey State Board of Education will consider parents' request to adopt test-refusal guidelines and protect students who skip state tests from being punished.
February 26, 2015
Anderson and the state signed a three-year contract last year, but it required both parties to agree to an extension each year.
January 29, 2015
A new poll find that the majority of New Jersey parents believe they should have the right to opt their children out of state standardized testing.
January 15, 2015
Nationwide, Hispanic children have low preschool participation rates but a new Quality Counts 2015 follow-up analysis finds that enrollment varies considerably by state.
January 09, 2015
New Jersey parents, teachers and students criticize PARCC testing during a recent State Board of Education meeting.
December 23, 2014
Children with disabilities who are enrolled in Trenton, N.J., public schools will have their own after-school program beginning in early January, after the school board and a local advocacy group reached an agreement last week to collaborate on the program.
December 16, 2014
The lawsuit alleged that rural districts in the state have been underfunded for years.